REPORTS TO:    Principal


PURPOSE:         To help all students develop skills in the areas of personal-social growth                                educational planning, and career and vocational development.



This position is for a blended and online K-12 public schoool that currently has two locations; One in the Northern part of the county (Oxford) and one that is in the Southern part of the couty (Creedmoor). This position will serve ALL students in K-12 both in face-to-face blended programs and the fully online students. Candidates should have experience in high school scheduling, coordination of Graduation activities, experience with Career and College Promise as well as an understanding of the ASCA standdards for counseling in K-12. Candidates should be prepared to develop a comprehensive counseling program each year that meets the needs of the students, should expect to visit classrooms for programming and have available virtual office hours. This position is a full-time on-site position and does not include working remotely but does have some flexibility in schedule. 



1.   MAJOR FUNCTION:     Program Planning

The school counselor establishes the school comprehensive counseling program and develops activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program.


The school counselor involves other school staff in making decisions about the school counseling program.


2.    MAJOR FUNCTION:    Counseling

The school counselor provides individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students.


3.    MAJOR FUNCTION:    Consulting

The school counselor consults with students, parents, teacher, and other school a community personnel to assist in meeting the needs of students.


4.    MAJOR FUNCTION:   Coordinating

The school counselor coordinates all counseling services for students and assists with the coordination and implementation of student services in the school. The counselor also assists teachers with the Guidance Curriculum. In addition, the Counselor is responsible for the Coordination of Cumulative Records Transfers at the end of the School Year. 


5.    MAJOR FUNCTION:    Student Scheduling - High School

The school counselor consults with students, parents, teachers and appropriate staff members to ensure students are appropriately scheduled for high school courses that are required, sequential when needed, and meet the post-secondary needs of the student. Will coordinate NCVPS courses where appropriate. 


6.    MAJOR FUNCTION:    Professional Practices and Development

The school counselor adheres to ethical standards of the counseling profession, and abides by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern the schools.


The counselor also participates in professional associations and upgrades professional knowledge and skills when needed.


7.    MAJOR FUNCTION: Coordination of Career and College Promise

The school counselor works with the student, the student, the parent and the college CCP coordinator to appropriately schedule students into Career and College Promise courses that are appropriate for students post-secondary plans. 


8.    MAJOR FUNCTION: Coordination of Graduation

The school counselor works with the Principal, the Assistant Principal and the Data Manager to ensure all students who are expected to graduate have met all graduation requirements including CPR exposure training, required coursework and appropriate number of electives. In addition, the school counselor will work with the students and the vendor to ensure graduation regalia is ordered and diplomas and diploma covers are ordered in a timely manner. The school counselor will ensure all diplomas and graduation programs have the correct spelling and full names of each graduate. The school counselor, along with the Administrative team, will prepare and coordinate Graduation activities in accordance with district and school policies and procedures. 



8.    MAJOR FUNCTION: 504 Coordination

The school counselor works with the parent, students and teachers to process paperwork associated with new 504 requests and annual review of existing 504 plans. The school counselor will hold meetings with an LEA representative, a teacher representative, parents, and students (where appropriate) to process 504 paperwork that is in accordance with student needs and GCPS policies and procedures. 



Bachelor’s degree a related field with a Master’s degree in counseling or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Must be licensed by the State of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in counseling or able to obtain licensure in this area.



Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, typewriters, copiers, calculators, etc.


Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.


Data Conception:

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Interpersonal Communication:

Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions.


Language Ability:

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, press releases, etc.


Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.


Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.



Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.


Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently using a variety of technical or professional languages including counseling terminology.


Numerical Aptitude:

Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages; and apply the theories of descriptive statistics.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:

Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.


Motor Coordination:

Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.


Manual Dexterity:

Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:

Does not require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.


Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.


Physical Communication:

Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.



Perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone.




General knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.


General knowledge of the principles of organization and administration.


General knowledge of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.


Skill in counseling and motivating students.


Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the effectiveness of student programs.


Ability to coordinate the efforts of support services personnel and outside agencies.


Ability to use common office machines and popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs.


Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from them.


Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.