The role of Guidance Counselor is to assist students and their families as they research, explore, apply and decide on post-secondary placements. Guidance counselors need to be familiar with the college application process as well as have knowledge of academic support offered at the post-secondary level. It is also important for the Guidance counselor to have knowledge of other post-secondary options including two year schools and technical schools. Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with a caseload of 20-30 students starting in the winter of their junior year and following the students through graduation.
Maintain communication with student, families, academic advisors and Director of Transition and Guidance
Assist in the planning and administration of standardized tests including the SAT and ACT
Maintain a working knowledge of academic support programs at the post-secondary level as well as build communication with various college admissions and support personnel.
Schedule and coordinate on campus college admissions visits
Work with Director of Transition and Guidance to develop and coordinate various workshops for underclassmen and review transition curriculum and activities
Manage and maintain Transition Google Classrooms for students on caseload
Student Life Coverage commensurate with middle management level position and years of service
-Massachusetts School Counselor License preferred
-Experience working with high school students with language based learning disabilities