Elementary Guidance Counselor

As established by state certification requirements

Elementary Administration

Superintendent of Schools

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the school counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic and personal/social development for all students.


  • Plans in collaboration the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrators and other support staff as needed. 
  • Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program.
  • Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders.
  • Uses the majority of time providing direct services for students in need.
  • Collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration student support services as developed by counselors, and administrators.
  • Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.
  • Participates as an active member on the RtI (Response to Intervention) Team.
  • Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
  • Provides appropriate information to staff relating to the comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
  • Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.
  • Monitors student academic performance, behavior, attendance, and assists with appropriate interventions.

Terms of Employment:
The contract period shall be one-hundred-ninety (190) days. An extended contract may be assigned by the Superintendent. The salary shall be commensurate with the employee’s appropriate place on the approved salary and/or activity schedule.

Performance of this position will be in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of certificated employees.