School Counselor - Part Time

Chesterfield County Public Schools - Chesterfield, VA (30+ days ago)4.1

Part time School Counseling positions available for 2018-2019 school year
(not to exceed 28 hours per week).
$27.92 per hour minimum.

School Counselors work with students to help them develop academically, personally and socially and to assist in career development through individual and group counseling, as well as classroom guidance sessions. Counselors consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals to provide students with the resources and services to help them to be the best possible learners. In addition, they serve as a liaison between school, community agencies and post-secondary opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:Academic/Educational Development:
Assisting students to achieve school success and develop skills to engage in life-long learning (40%)
Counsels students (individual and group) in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social concerns.
Provides programs, activities and services which focus on helping children experience healthy growth academically, socially and for future success.
Publicizes and coordinates information to students and parents regarding student opportunities such as enrichment programs, scholarships, special programs, etc.

Personal/Social Development:
Assisting students to successfully use interpersonal, intrapersonal and social skills (30%)
Serves as an advocate for students and works to promote a healthy school climate and safe learning environment
Collaborates/consults with parents, teachers, administrators and community resources concerning student issues
Assists with crisis intervention and in identifying and implementing prevention and intervention programs for students

Career Development: Assisting students to become aware of life/career choices and participate in career development activities to prepare for the world of work (30%)
Offers guidance sessions on problem-solving decision-making and academic and career planning.
Assists students with course selection (secondary) relative to their educational pursuits and career goals.
Coordinates participation in career related activities.

Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Working knowledge of appropriate counseling interventions in a school setting, with special emphasis on the study of interpersonal relationships, facilitative skills, brief counseling, group dynamics and group learning activities, of family systems, peer helper programs, multi-cultural and cross-cultural helping approaches, crisis intervention techniques and educational and community sources for special school populations. Working knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of instruction. Working knowledge of academic curriculum and methodologies of instruction. Demonstrated ability to communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability in crisis intervention, decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, planning and multi-tasking.
Requirements: Post–graduate certification/licensure endorsement in elementary, middle or high school guidance by the Virginia Department of Education. Master's degree with emphasis in guidance and counseling.

Minimum of 18 years of age.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accepted institution.
Possession of the requirements for the applicable teacher license.
Post–graduate certification/licensure endorsement in elementary school counseling by the Virginia Department of Education. Master's degree with emphasis in school counseling.

In addition to the on-line application, teacher applicants are required to submit:


Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

To complete their application, applicants must submit two (2) written references. When possible, references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history.

Applicants may use the Chesterfield County Public Schools reference form or a signed, dated letter of reference.

Chesterfield County Public Schools Reference Form (Click on the wording.)

Copy of Teaching License

Complete Application Package

Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores (Praxis II, etc.), and references are received. To expedite application review, these documents may be scanned and attached to the on-line application. The documents may also be emailed to of, or hand delivered to:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
State Police Criminal History Investigation
Child Protective Services ( CPS) Investigation
Tuberculosis Screening/Test