Soulsville Charter School

6th-12th School Counselor 20-21 (6th-12th School Counselor 20-21)

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Title6th-12th School Counselor 20-21
Posting ID6th-12th School Counselor 20-21



POSITION TITLE:       School Counselor


REPORTS TO:             Managing School Director, The Soulsville Charter School


POSITION DESCRIPTION:      The Counselor will plan, implement, assess and manage the school’s counseling program to enhance the academic, behavioral, emotional, and social strengths of TSCS students in grades 6-12. The Counselor is responsible for the development of a comprehensive counseling plan, health plans, workshops, and partnering with other community resources for The Soulsville Charter School students and parents. The Counselor is the Building Testing Coordinator (BTC) for district, state and national assessments. The Counselor has key responsibility for conducting individual and group counseling sessions with students.



  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Student Health: Emotional and Physical
  • State & National Test Coordination


  1. Conduct data analysis and other factors to help determine the school’s counseling needs.
  2. Act as a liaison between faculty and parents to create a cooperative relationship to support student success and to ensure that TSCS’s goals are being achieved.
  3. Receive and respond to inquiries, concerns and complaints in areas related to student success.
  4. Assist school directors in the development and implementation of a comprehensive counseling plan as needed for each student sometimes involving behavior intervention plans.
  5. Develop and implement a rotating, routine schedule for individual counseling sessions based on ASCA national and state standards.
  6. Develop and conduct or coordinate workshops as needed for student services, such as anger management, grief work, self-esteem, youth development, personal hygiene, fitness, nutrition, etc.
  7. Be available to respond to students’ needs given the resources and flexibility to be available.
  8. Serve as a Building Test Coordinator for all district, state, and national assessments for 6th – 12th
  9. Continually analyze and facilitate crisis intervention strategies to ensure student/school safety.

  10. Provide referrals to DCS, MPD, CIT, and/or other community partners when appropriate.

  11. Establish and maintain confidential student case files.

  12. Prepare and submit required records/reports.

  13. Collaborate with mental health facilities to provide wraparound services to TSCS students and their families.

  14. Collaborate with School Nurse to ensure wraparound services to students with physical health concerns.

  15. Demonstrate a working knowledge of other secondary and postsecondary partners/options (i.e. Voc. Rehab. Job Corp, NCAA, College Board, Dual Enrollment, Career Training Programs).

  16. Coordinate homeless, trauma care and homebound services for students and their families.

  17. Partner with staff and leaders to identify students' academic and/or behavioral disabilities, advocate when needed for appropriate 504/IEP student accommodations, and serve as SRT campus lead. 

  18. Collaborate with CAST (College and Alumni Support Team) in areas related to post-secondary success of TSCS students;

  19. Work with campus partners, Stax Music Academy and Stax Museum of American Soul Music, to share appropriate and allowed information for student success.

  20.  Attend trainings and/or workshops as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.

  21. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school. Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.

  22. Other reasonable duties as assigned by the school directors and other Soulsville Management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A Master’s degree in social work or related field.
  2. A Tennessee license in school counseling or ability to receive immediate licensure/certification in the state of Tennessee.
  3. Several years of school counseling experience.
  4. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent customer service.
  5. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  6. Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects.
  7. A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback.
  8. Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct supervision.
  9. An appreciation of music and various musical styles.
  10. A commitment to personal professional growth.
  11. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time; ability to lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs; ability to stoop and reach; ability to climb stairs.
  12. Knowledge of computers and software program (e.g. Microsoft Office, including Excel and others) and aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self study.
  13. Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee and be willing and able to obtain an F class endorsement or other endorsements as required.
  14. Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player.”
  15. Knowledge and practice of legal and ethical counseling standards.

  16. Knowledge of ASCA counseling standards.

  17. Knowledge of Civil Rights Act especially Section 504 guidelines and accommodations.

  18. Knowledge of district policies, state curriculum and guidelines.

  19. Knowledge of the developmental stages of youth ages 11–18.

  20. Skill in implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program.

  21. Skill in evaluating and counseling individuals (ages 11–18) and various student groups.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/12/2020

Job Contact

NameAshley ShoresTitleManaging School Director