Title: Upper School General Education Counselor
Reports To: Superintendent/Headmaster
Assignment Days: 197
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Hours: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday - Friday
Duties and Responsibilities
The school counselor guides children and teens with social, school, and development issues. Counselors work
with parents, teachers, psychologists, and community groups to identify the students’ needs. Counselors work
together with administration and faculty to design prevention and intervention activities in order to guide
students on a healthy path to adulthood and will meet with students individually or in groups. School counselors
also serve as mediators with student conflicts, and they work with students with behavioral problems. The school
counselor helps to guide students to solutions with problems. They also contribute to preparing and formulating
school policies and regulations.
Education and Training
A bachelor’s degree or better in psychology or a related field is required for this job position. Since this
profession deals with behavior, attitude, emotion, and the mind, it would be an advantage to have a concrete
background in psychology or child psychology.
● Help develop, along with administration, and implement a general education counseling program.
● Assist administration in planning and presenting in-service training for faculty and staff.
● Assist the dean of students regarding behavioral matters and interventions, related to mental, emotional,
social, or relational issues/concerns.
● Conduct student observation in the classroom for counseling purposes and administration requests.
● Assist the special education department with the special education students’ needs and attend
ARD meetings as needed, as well as working with Section 504 and RtI students’ needs.
● Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented classroom instruction to meet
students’ needs and the school’s goals in keeping with the school’s mission, vision, and
● Incorporate into the school’s programs the life skills that students need to become a responsible
citizen of virtuous character.
● Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing educational, relational, and
personal/social skills, goals, and plans.
● Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
● Help students develop skills to own and solve problems and identify students’ strengths and resources.
● Consult with parents/guardians and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with parents/guardians.
● Implement an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
● Assemble and maintain an off campus referral directory for parents and guardians.
● Provide appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school-counseling
● Work with the College and Career Advisor regarding students’ academic needs related to study
skills, organizational skills, test anxiety, etc.
● Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
● Assist administration and faculty in facilitating Love and Logic training for faculty and
staff, along with facilitating Love and Logic parent seminars.
● Organize and conduct parent and community informational meetings.
● Organize and conduct TEA mandated health and safety training for faculty and staff.
● Assist with campus events and activities.
● Perform other related duties as assigned.
Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not
imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to
funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen