Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

Jacksonville , AR

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Job Description

Position Title:    Counselor Secondary

Department:      Campus

Reports To:        Building Principal

Contract:            2017-2018 School Year (190 Day - Secondary)

Closing Date:     Until Filled


SUMMARY: The role of the counselor is to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school-counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.



  • Collaborate with the counseling team to develop a written guidance plan in cooperation with the principal outlining specific areas of responsibility, annual school guidance program goals, and activities for attaining goals.
  • Assist the administration in preparing master schedule and student class assignments.
  • Coordinate the administration of the standardized testing program and interpret test results for students, parents and professional personnel.
  • Demonstrate skill in providing technical assistance to instructional staff concerning counseling and guidance.
  • Collaborate with teachers and administration to develop student improvement plans to assist students in reaching their academic potential.
  • Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, District, and school policies for public school guidance and counseling.
  • Promote and support efforts to help each student develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Assist students in learning appropriate school behavior and in developing self-understanding and social skills through individual and group guidance and counseling activities.
  • Work with students and their parents to develop educational and occupational plans.
  • Assist in placement of students in special programs.
  • Provide individual and group counseling for students and consult with their parents concerning problems that interfere with learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Secondary Only:

  • Be knowledgeable of course offerings, curriculum and graduation requirements.
  • Maintain accurate information regarding graduation requirements and state testing for assigned students.
  • Review student transcripts for accuracy and correct course placement.
  • Provide information to students and parents about course offerings, college letters of references, financial aid, and future careers. 
  • Assist students in college scholarships and college applications including NCAA Clearinghouse.


EDUCATION/LICENSURE/EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree required; field of study correlated to teaching assignment as an elementary or secondary counselor with one of the appropriate Arkansas licensure code numbers 288, 299, 300, 522, 523 or equivalent. Teachers with experience are valued; however, no prior experience is required.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of pre-employment background checks. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times around students, other staff members and the general public.


The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

  • Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
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