School Counselor


The Guidance Counselor will be primarily working with student’s 9th-12th grades. The ideal Guidance Counselor will have a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping students, willing to work in a team environment while maintaining consistency with the program expectations to encourage academic achievement and student growth.
Summit must provide an excellent education to all our students consistent with the mission, vision, and goals of the school and with the core values of Summit Management Consulting. The Guidance Counselor’s primary goal is to maximize student success, promoting access and equity for all students.
Essential Functions
  • Counsel students to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
  • Complete all student schedules for grades 9-12, as requested by the administrator.
  • Help students develop academic plans (EDPs) in accordance with their skills, talents, and strengths.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Support the school IEP team and contribute to action items related to special education requirements and student needs.  IEP attendance for students in served grade-levels is required.
  • Facilitate crisis intervention and prevention programs.
  • Assist school administrators and educators with planning and carrying out school related programs and events.
  • Facilitate advisory for assigned students.
  • Complete suicide assessment screener and intervention for served students, when applicable.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Guidance Counseling.
  • Provide mental health webinars/lessons for served students and parents, as requested by the Administrator.
  • Provide social/emotional learning lessons for served students, as requested by the Administrator.
  • Meet with all high school students for academic planning.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Complete documentation required by programs or regulations.
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops related to the overall guidance program.
  • Provide webinars for high school students on career interests, career preparation, college, and SAT preparation.
  • Maintain college, career readiness and scholarship programs for high school students.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Positive communication skills; able to relate to students, parents, and staff
  • Behavior modification skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Classroom management
  • Word, Excel, Power point, Email skills
  • Positive reinforcement skills
  • Punctuality, exemplary attendance
Required Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline required.
  • 2-5 years of experience as a school guidance counselor preferred.
  • Valid school counselor license required.
  • Knowledge of Skyward a plus.
  • Virtual experience a plus.
This role requires work between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and additional hours as needed. This is a full-time, salary position that requires 40 hours plus, if necessary to complete required tasks. This is a remote position, but the hours are not flexible.
In person commitments are a requirement. These include:
  • State testing
  • Field trips
  • Professional development
  • Graduation
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional home office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.
Job Type: Full Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401K
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off