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School Counselor (Winston-Salem, NC)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 6, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Title School Counselor (Winston-Salem, NC) Position Number 095011 Department ASU/RCOE Lab School - 260850 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in school counseling.
  • Hold or be eligible for a North Carolina state license for school counselors.

License/Certification Required
NC License for School Counselors Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the school counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by developing, managing, and delivering a comprehensive school counseling program.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:


  • Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on the NC Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study and current individual school data.
  • Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders (i.e., administrators, teachers, students, parents/guardians, and community/business leaders).
  • Uses the majority of time providing direct services through the Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services, and most remaining time in program management, system support, and accountability.
  • Uses data to develop comprehensive programs that meet student needs.


  • Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration of the NC Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study.
  • Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
  • Incorporates into their programs the life skills that students need to be successful in the twenty-first century.
  • Leads psycho-educational or counseling groups on a variety of topics.
  • Provides individual student counseling sessions.

Individual Student Planning
  • Assists all students, individually or in groups, to develop academic, career, social/emotional skills, goals, and plans.
  • Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.
  • Collaborates with parents/guardians, educators, and community partners to assist students with educational, career, and life planning.

Preventive and Responsive Services
  • Provides individual and/or group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community partners and resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
  • Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
  • Works collaboratively with the school social worker and the Director of Student Affairs to coordinate programming.
  • Serves as a member of the CARE Team.

System Support
  • Provides appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Assists teachers, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.
  • Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program.
  • Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.

  • Conducts a yearly program audit to review the extent of school counseling program implementation and effectiveness.
  • Collects and analyzes data to guide school counseling program direction and emphasis.
  • Measures results of the comprehensive school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitors student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and facilitates appropriate school counseling interventions.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with NC State Salary Schedule and WS/FCS Supplement Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a school environment. Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List a minimum of 3 professional references on the application or attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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