Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the professional school counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, responds to identified student needs, and seeks to create positive systemic change by implementing a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, college/career, and social/emotional development for all students.
Design, implement, and document outcomes of a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program consisting of foundational, management, delivery, and accountability components.
Deliver effective, high-quality, culturally responsive school counseling services based on research-validated practices, including school counseling core curriculum lessons, small group activities, and individual counseling to support students in their academic, social/emotional, and college/career development.
Collect, disaggregate, and analyze a school data profile and program data to inform a comprehensive school counseling program and close student achievement/ opportunity gaps.
Regularly communicate with administrators, faculty, and school stakeholders about a comprehensive school counseling program
Provide leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and consultation with other educators to support student success.
Demonstrate multicultural competence in interactions with students, faculty/staff, and community members.
Abide by the American School Counselor Association (2016) Ethical Standards for School Counselors at all times.
Perform any other duties as assigned by Administration
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master’s degree in School Counseling
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Qualified applicants should have earned a Master's degree in school counseling (CACREP-accredited) or a Master's degree in counseling and a post-Master's certificate in school counseling (CACREP-accredited). They must hold or be eligible to hold a valid North Carolina School Counseling License. They must have an understanding of early childhood development and comprehensive school counseling; excellent oral and written communication skills; evidence of successful experiences with student populations who have been historically low-performing and their communities.
Additional preferred, but not required, qualifications include:
Experience as a professional school counselor
Experience as a school counseling site supervisor
Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC
Experience working in a clinical mental health counseling setting
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.
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