High School Guidance Counselor

Friday, March 16, 2018
Glen Lake Community School
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Position Description

Glen Lake Community School

High School Guidance Counselor


POSITION TITLE:                High School Guidance Counselor

DEPARTMENT:                  GLFT - Teacher Union Position

REPORTS TO:                     Secondary Principal

SALARY RANGE:               $41,063 - $75,863



High School Counselors have the opportunity to significantly help the students they advise. Generally speaking, the counselors are responsible for preparing teens to make choices that will help them be productive students and productive members of society after their time in high school.



  • Master’s degree in school counseling and meet the State of Michigan’s certification requirements.
  • Experience with needs of high school age students and their families.
  • Thorough knowledge of counseling theory and practice.
  • Able to organize and sequence activities.
  • Collaborative working style and strong work ethic.
  • Familiar with universities, community college and trade schools in the area.
  • Working knowledge of college financial aid options
  • Skilled at working with youth ages 14 to 18 who may have emotional, family, or scholastic difficulties.


Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge and skills.  This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position.

  • Advocate for students and assist them in their educational goals.
  • Work with universities and trade schools to create partnerships that could lead to learning opportunities or potential scholarships.
  • Collect and provide written reports and data related to students’ schedule, grades, and academic success and failures.
  • Prepare students for graduation.
  • Interview students and their families regarding career goals, personal, social, emotional and economic challenges.
  • Oversee students’ credit requirements.
  • Assist in preparing students for college, other continuing education or job opportunities
  • Must be able to demonstrate adequate familiarity and ability with district software, such as but not limited to, PowerSchool, PowerScheduler, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc..


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.   Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in both oral and written form. 

Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.  

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