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Head Counselor

Company: Dougherty County School Systems
Location: Albany
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Head Counselor Apply Online


April 15, 2021

POSITION: Head Counselor

LOCATION: Dougherty High School


The Dougherty County School System is seeking a dedicated counselor, skilled at providing positive direction for students' academic, social and emotional well-being. The Head Counselor will aid students in building their educational and/or career paths for their future.


* Master's degree or above; * Valid certificate in school counseling; * Strong computer skills and experience using a Student Information System, preferably Infinite Campus; * Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.


* Must have exemplary communication, organization, and leadership skills; * Strong collaborative and communication skills; * Ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team.


* Responsible for the school's schedules/scheduling, student class assignments; * Develop and provide an effective comprehensive guidance and counseling program to serve the needs of all students; * Provide orientation programs to acquaint students with new development and facilitate their school adjustment process; * Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms; * Assist administration with coordination, articulation and follow-up procedures for students moving from school to school and from programs within the school; * Act as a school-based source for parents and school staff for information regarding community agencies; * Assist with administration and interpretation of group administered achievement tests when appropriate; * Provide student career/vocational options through individual and classroom presentations and community involvement; * Assist students with immediate and long-range educational planning and course selection; * Collaborate with school personnel and parents on educationally related issues, when needed; * Assist with school-based attendance and truancy interventions; * Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; * Maintain confidentiality and accuracy of records and related information and assist with management of student records; * Participate in professional growth activities as directed by the school Principal; * Adhere to all applicable laws and school system procedures and policies; * Coordinate the activities of the other school counselors; * Collaborate with Graduation Coach to ensure all student requirements are met * Performs such alternatives to the above requirements as the supervisor may find appropriate.

REPORTS TO: Principal

SALARY RANGE: 220-day contract with salary to be established by the DCSS.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on April 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.



The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.

Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.

About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above The Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

Keywords: Dougherty County School Systems, Albany , Head Counselor, Other , Albany, Georgia

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