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6 Feb 2023

Instructional Support Counselor

Centennial Academy
 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States

Job Description

Centennial Academy School Counselors develop, manage, and deliver  a comprehensive school counseling program for scholars, to consult with and assist teachers, parents, and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping scholars; to protect the confidentiality of scholar records; and to provide appropriate support to educational and social emotional learning programs. Counselors also collaborate with the school leadership team to ensure the implementation of a successful program.


Essential Duties:  

Duties of the Centennial Academy Counselor include, but are not limited to, the following:

Guidance Curriculum

  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual  needs, interests, and abilities of scholars
  • Assist all scholars, individually or in groups, with developing academic and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  • Assist scholars with high school placement and college and career exploration
  • Provide information and/or support to parents as needed or requested

Individual Planning

  • Assist leadership team, teachers, and parents regarding the scholar’s educational needs
  • Support new scholars to the school through orientation activities
  • Participate in the intervention team process or school support team

Responsive Services

  • Provide individual and group counseling to scholars with identified concerns and needs
  • Implement an effective counseling referral and follow-up process
  • Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
  • Monitor scholar academic performance, behavior, and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
  • Consult with parents, staff members, and community agencies regarding strategies to help scholars
  • Refer scholars and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate
  • Counsel and support scholars and their families facing emergency situations and make appropriate outside referrals

System Support

  • Plan and evaluate the counseling program
  • Compile and present data to staff members
  • Promote a positive working relationship with scholars, staff, and members of the community
  • Develop and maintain a library of pertinent information available to scholars, parents, and staff
  • Work with Department of Student Life & Leadership to coordinate scholar recognition programs, leadership activities, assemblies, parent workshops, and school-wide scholar events



  • Master’s degree required
  • S5-S7 Georgia Professional Certification in Social Counseling
  • 2 years of school-based work experience required
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel; extensive communication (verbal and written) with scholars, staff and internal/external stakeholders is required
  • Will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses, and others when handling or responding to incidents. Requires the use of sound judgment.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Centennial Academy


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.