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.
- Masters Degree or higher
- Nebraska Teaching Certificate with guidance counselor endorsement
- Satisfactory completion of criminal background check
Required Job Tasks:
- Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
- Counsel students to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations and directives.
- 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).
- Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
- Identify cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting students’ development.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Provide students with information on such topics as college degree programs and admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, trade and technical schools, and apprenticeship programs.
- Teach classes and present self-help or information sessions on subjects related to education and career planning.
- Conduct follow-up interviews with student counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
- Plan and conduct orientation programs and group conferences to promote the adjustment of students to new life experiences such as starting college.
- Assess needs for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.
- Instruct students in career development techniques such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- Establish and supervise peer counseling and peer tutoring programs.
- Plan and promote career and employment-related programs such as work experience programs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Career Advice–Knowledge of various career paths and the ability to discuss, guide and provide students interested in career opportunities with helpful information.
- Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Superintendent or Principal.
Position Title: Guidance Counselor
Job ID#: 1702
Assignment: High School
Reports to: Building Principal
Date Available: 2024-2025 School Year