Friday, October 10, 2014

Job Opening (Washington DC)

Guidance Counselor

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Job description

This a full time position that will be based in the main office of employer located at 2333 Ontario Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
Job Duties:
  1. Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  2. Provide intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  3. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve developmental, behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  4. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  5. Prepare parents for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  6. Evaluate students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using evaluation tools, records, interviews, or professional sources.
  7. Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage families to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
  8. Counsel families and provide special services regarding alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes that teach household members to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
  9. Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Education plus five (5) years of relevant experience. Demonstrated teamwork ability, work ethics, professionalism, and flexibility. In case the applicant does not have the required experience, employer is willing to accept a master's degree in education or a similar field plus one year of experience. A suitable combination of education and experience might be considered and accepted by the employer.

How to apply

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