High School Counselor

Crete Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of high school guidance counselor for the 2024-2025 school year. Benefits include paid health insurance, long term disability insurance, and personal and sick leave.

This position is considered open until filled.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Masters Degree or higher
  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with guidance counselor endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check

Required Job Tasks:

  1. Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program  selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career  planning.
  2. Counsel students to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or  behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  3. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district  policies, and administrative regulations and directives.
  4. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to  resolve students’ behavioral, academic, and other problems. Utilize resources to  effectively communicate with others with different communication abilities (e.g.  non-English speaking, hearing impaired).
  5. Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  6. Identify cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting  students’ development.
  7. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to  determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  8. Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore  learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  9. Provide students with information on such topics as college degree programs and  admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, trade and technical schools,  and apprenticeship programs.
  1. Teach classes and present self-help or information sessions on subjects related to  education and career planning.
  2. Conduct follow-up interviews with student counselees to determine if their needs  have been met.
  3. Plan and conduct orientation programs and group conferences to promote the  adjustment of students to new life experiences such as starting college.
  4. Assess needs for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional  vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.
  5. Instruct students in career development techniques such as job search and  application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
  6. Review transcripts and communicate with students and parents or guardians to  ensure that students meet graduation or college entrance requirements, and write  letters of recommendation.
  7. Provide special services such as alcohol and drug prevention programs, anti bullying programs, and classes that teach students to handle conflicts without  resorting to violence.
  8. Establish and supervise peer counseling and peer tutoring programs.
  9. Plan and promote career and employment-related programs such as work experience programs.

Required Knowledge:

  1. Therapy and Counseling—Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for  diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for  career counseling and guidance.
  2. Post-Secondary Institutions–Knowledge of the application process, courses of study  and other related information to provide to students with guidance on pursuing post secondary educational opportunities.
  3. Career Advice–Knowledge of various career paths and the ability to discuss, guide  and provide students interested in career opportunities with helpful information.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Superintendent or Principal.
Zone 5

Grades

9–12

Additional Information

Position Title: Guidance Counselor

Job ID#: 1702

Assignment: High School

Reports to: Building Principal

Date Available: 2024-2025 School Year

Contact Information

Crete Public Schools
930 Main Avenue
Crete, Nebraska 68333
https://www.creteschools.org/

Jenny Beck
(p) (402) 826-5855

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted at https://crete.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.