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Long-Term Substitute Middle School Counselor

Long-Term Substitute (October 2023-January 2024)


Title: School Counselor - Middle School 

Reports to: Principal and director of special services
Work Activity Classification: Sedentary
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


1. At least three years of successful teaching experience
2. A valid certificate as a guidance counselor
3. A master's degree, or its equivalent, representing intensive course work in the principles and practices of educational guidance, educational testing and measurement, counseling, organization and administration of guidance services, and the psychology of learning
4. Demonstrate aptitude for successful completion of tasks assigned

General Description: To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.


Essential Functions:

  1. Register students new to the school and orient them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning.
  2. Aid students in course and subject selection (grades 8 & 9).
  3. Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality.
  4. Work to resolve the student's educational handicaps.
  5. Work to discover and develop special abilities of students.
  6. Arrange for tutors and summer school work.

  7. Guide students in their participation in school activities.


  1. Obtain and disseminate occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations.
  2. Help students evaluate career interests and choices.
  3. Organize and conduct an annual "Career Day."
  4. Work with students on an individual and group basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment.
  5. Confer with parents whenever necessary.
  6. Interpret the guidance program to the community.  
  7. Provide in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.
  8. Advise administrators and faculty on matters of student discipline.
  9. Assist in the orientation of new faculty members.
  10. Be available for extra assignments or duties.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Serve as a role model for students and staff as to how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
  2. Help instill in students and staff the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
  3. Perform other duties related to the guidance counselor’s duties as assigned by the principal and/or director of special services and as permitted by the negotiated agreement.


Additional Working conditions:

  1. Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue.
  2. Occasional interaction among unruly children.


Terms of Employment: Salary and work year to be established by the board.