Guidance Counselor Job Description

A Guidance Counselor job description template to hire for your Education department.

About the Guidance Counselor position

We are looking for an experienced Guidance Counselor who will support and educate elementary٫ middle and/or high school students with the help of a well-prepared counseling program٫ to enable the students to become mature and well-functioning adults. Your duties will include assisting students to attain their academic or career goals٫ and to develop their social and mental capacity.

You should be a qualified professional with great attention to students' needs. Good ability to understand problems and to guide people towards their goals is also required.


Guidance Counselor responsibilities are:

  • Prepare an all-encompassing educational and counseling plan with modern methods of teaching and mentoring
  • Build equal opportunity practices and encourage students’ association
  • Perform group or individual counseling sessions to assist students with problems or concerns
  • Help students realise their strengths by assessing their students
  • Take into account cultural or societal differences in dealing with the students
  • Analyze the progress of students and reinforce the sense of accomplishment
  • Detect behavioral problems or at-risk students and act appropriately
  • Work together with parents and teachers as well as other interested parties
  • Perform assessments and testsŮ« analyse results and provide feedback
  • Explore and update student records
  • Organize reviews on progress


Guidance Counselor requirements are:

  • 3+ years' experience of working on a Guidance Counselor or Teacher position
  • Significant experience with various models of teachingŮ« best counseling practices and regulations
  • Excellent ability to operate within a wide range of student personalities and backgrounds
  • Strong communication skills and high emotional intelligence abilities
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • MA degree in school or guidance counseling; guidance counseling credentials is a must

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