Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Professional School Counselor Liberty Technology High School. Candidates interested in this position require a certification from the State of Tennessee - Department of Education to be considered a qualified candidate. The position reports directly to its respective School Principal. Pay rate is based on a District Scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education, experience and certifications.

Position Summary:

The Professional School Counselor is responsible for educating each student under his or her care and for challenging students, parents, other teachers and school staff toward achieving the goals set forth by the Jackson Madison County School System curriculum for this role.

Required Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • B.A. or B.S. is required by the State of Tennessee;
  • Teacher's certificate with Qualifying Endorsement Area: School Counselor Pre-K - 12;
  • Other Endorsement Codes that aren't currently listed, but are still recognized by the TN Department of Education and allow a teacher to teach this subject.

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to the state laws and State Board of Education rules and policies for school counseling as well as the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors;
  • Create a strong school counseling program foundation
  • Ensure the comprehensive school counseling program is effectively managed
  • Ensure the comprehensive school counseling program is accountable and effective;
  • Deliver large group, classroom, and school-wide curricula designed to help students achieve mastery of counseling standards appropriate for their developmental level;
  • Utilize individual student appraisal and advisement to help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as to achieve in academics, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness;
  • Provide individual and group counseling to address students' immediate needs and concerns and resolve academic, social and emotional, or college and career issues that are interrupting learning;
  • Provide support and assistance to students and school community to navigate critical and emergency situations;
  • Make students and families aware of school and community resources that can provide additional information or assistance to help students be successful;
  • Share strategies that support student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators, or community organizations through consultation;
  • Collaborate with other educators, parents, and the community to support student achievement and advocate for access and equity for all students through teaming, partnering, participating on school/district committees, and facilitating parent or staff workshops;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy.

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools apply today!

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