School Counselor (Winston-Salem, NC)
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.
- Master’s degree in school counseling.
- Hold or be eligible for a North Carolina state license for
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:
DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
- 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
- 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
DELIVERY OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING
Individual Student Planning
- 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
- Provides individual student counseling sessions.
Preventive and Responsive Services
- Assists all students, individually or in groups, to develop
academic, career, social/emotional skills, goals, and plans.
- Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student
- Collaborates with parents/guardians, educators, and community
partners to assist students with educational, career, and life
- 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
- Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as
- Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for
determining and structuring individual and group counseling
- Works collaboratively with the school social worker and the
Director of Student Affairs to coordinate programming.
- Serves as a member of the CARE Team.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a school
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
- Cover Letter
- List a minimum of 3 professional references on the application
or attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information
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