To provide guidance services to students who are primarily enrolled in grades 6-8.
Essential Job Functions:
Coordinates the guidance services of the school with the director and associate directors.
Provides, on a limited basis, personal/social counseling to students with identified needs.
Provides academic counseling to students based on parent/student/teacher request; reviews student performance on mid-term reports and report cards; maintains a list of students who have been placed on academic probation; or reviews of standardized testing.
Maintains regular contact with teachers and administrators regarding the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.
Refers students for academic/psychological testing and/or personal and family counseling to the post-doctoral psychologist assigned to University School or other approved professional sources in the community, if needed.
Responds to faculty requests for assistance in dealing with the special needs or concerns that develop with individual students.
Organizes, conducts and follows-up on parent conferences including monitoring the commitments made by teachers and other school staff at conferences and providing summaries of all parent teacher conferences to the director and associate directors.
Maintains guidance files for all students in grades 6-8.
Participates in the scheduling of students by: understanding and interpreting the master schedule, completing with student and parent input, the course requests for the next school year. Assists in the resolution of conflicts in student schedules; initiates appropriate schedule changes and secures administrative approval for changes.
Develops and coordinates orientation program for all new students including scheduling, introduction to appropriate school staff, establishing a student "buddy" system and monitoring the adjustment and integration of new students.
Coordinates standardized testing program for grades 6-8.
Oversees and coordinates within the guidance department, the monitoring and mailing of all reports of students' progress; general progress reports, weekly or bi-weekly progress reports; homework reports; mid-term reports; and quarterly report cards.
Assists in facilitating advisory program for middle school.
Assists associate directors in planning and coordination of orientation programs for students new to University School.
Assists in planning and implementation of transition programs between grade levels 6-8.
Marginal Job Functions:
Assists administrative staff in gathering and compiling information for special reports and curriculum revisions.
Sponsors at least one extra-curricular activity for students, including special interest groups, clubs, organizations, class sponsorship, etc., as assigned by the Director.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Successful completion of the FDLE Background Screening.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required): Guidance, counseling or related field
Minimum three (3) years' experience in guidance, counseling or related field.
Internal Number: 994204
About NSU University School
NSU University School is a JK-12, college-preparatory school serving approximately 1,800 students on the larger Nova Southeastern University campus in South Florida.