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School Counselor

George Washington Academy


Job Details

Role Start Date

1 August 2024

Applications Close

31 May 2024

Min. Qualification

Masters Degree

Min. Experience

2 Years

Cover Letter

Not required

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Position Overview:
At GWA we have a comprehensive counseling program, with school counselors required to fulfill the
school’s needs for guidance counseling and for college counseling. This position requires an 11-
month contract, which is longer than our teacher contract.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Travel Requirements:

Key Responsibilities:
System Work:
• Advisory Committee member ensuring staff have adequate training and support, supplies,
and curriculum for grades 6-12
• Course request planning and course registration coordination
• Keep documentation of individual case notes and provide transition files to incoming
Student Needs:
• Advisement and appraisal for academic planning
• Orientation, coordination and academic advising for new students, including taking the lead
in developing and implementing our advisory program
• Interpreting cognitive, aptitude and achievement tests
• Providing counseling to students who are frequently tardy or absent
• Providing counseling (not consequences) to students who have disciplinary problems
• Providing short-term individual and small group counseling services to students
• Consulting with teachers to schedule and present school counseling curriculum lessons
based on developmental needs and needs identified through data• Interpreting student records
• Analyzing grade-point averages in relationship to achievement
• Consulting with teachers about building classroom connections, effective classroom
management and the role of noncognitive factors in student success
• Protecting student records and information
• Consulting with the school principal to identify and resolve student issues, needs and
• Advocating for students at individual education plan meetings, student study teams and
school attendance meetings as necessary
• Analyzing and disaggregating schoolwide and school counseling program data
• Provide parents with education regarding child development, child rearing, and other
topics, as appropriate
• Be a visible, engage member of the GWA community
• Find opportunities for students to enrich their learning through summer and extra-
curricular programs, and provide students with the information

Undertake other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Abilities:
• A Masters degree in school counseling, guidance counseling, or the equivalent
• Valid licensure for school counseling or guidance counseling, from a state or provincial
Department of Education, or the equivalent.
• Three years of counseling experience are preferred.
• Classroom teaching experience is preferred.
• Working knowledge of the ASCA National Model and the ability to implement ASCA

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope
of the functions that this position may entail. It is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts,
duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it. Tasks and responsibilities
are subject to change based on organizational needs.


Paid for by the school

Savings Potential

$5000 - Single Teacher
$8000 - Teaching Couple(with 2 kids)
$3000 - Single teacher with one dependant


Up to $1200.00 for flight and baggage per employee

Moving Allowance

4000 MAD settling in stipend

Dependent Opportunities

Full tuition is covered for staff members; other school fees need to be paid by staff (ie uniforms, lunch).


Worldwide coverage - all countries included


Cell phone plan provided (phone not included)


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