Licensed School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.
- Collaborate with school administrators throughout the school year to create a program action plan through yearly counselor/principal agreement.
- Deliver comprehensive school counseling program that supports students' developmental needs in academic, social/emotional, and career domains.
- Implement guidance curriculum through structured classroom lessons and small group sessions. Curriculum focus may include:
- Academic Success Skills
- Problem Solving & Conflict Management
- Emotional Management & Self-Regulation
- Bully Prevention
- Career Exploration
- Educational & Life Transitions
- Facilitate student planning through the development of academic and career plans that reflect individualized learning styles & interests.
- Implement responsive services through individual and small group counseling, and consultation.
- Assist students in accessing information and support with tasks that prepare them for post-secondary education and career options.
- Participate in site based multidisciplinary teams that support student achievement and identify individual student learning needs.
All SPPS students, create a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP gives students opportunities to identify their strengths, skills and interests and connect them to careers that may interest them.
School counselors support all students in academic success, social emotional development and college and career readiness.
School counselors support all middle school students in academic success, social emotional development and college and career readiness.
SPPS School Counselors are:
- Educators who stand in the gap for students and families
- Authentically committed to urban education
- Leaders in their buildings, district, state, and nation
- Change agents
- Anti-racist activists and warriors for equity
- Collaborators and supporters - both professionally and personally
- Driven by data, research, and promising practices
- Creators of ASCA-aligned comprehensive school counseling programs
If this sounds like the school counseling work you want to do, learn more on how to apply.