Tamaqua Area School District   Tamaqua, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 1, 2024




Are you passionate about empowering students to reach their full potential? Join our dynamic team as a School Guidance Counselor! You’ll provide vital support to students facing personal and educational challenges. The ideal candidate will collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and community resource professionals to create a fostering environment where every student can thrive.

Qualifications: Minimum four-year degree with PA certification for Guidance Counseling.


Our faculty receives a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with competitive salaries. The qualified candidate for this position will have the opportunity to discuss our complete benefits package in detail during the hiring process, as these specifics are determined by the Board of Education.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Counsel students individually and/or in groups.
  • Advise and provide information to parents/guardians and teachers.
  • Collect information for special reports from teachers, students and records.
  • Assist students filling out application forms for school, financial aid and jobs.
  • Write recommendations on behalf of students for colleges, technical schools, scholarships, special awards and military service.
  • Prepare student transcripts for schools, employers, etc.
  • Send out applications, transcripts and recommendations to schools and agencies.
  • Serve on individualized education program (IEP) teams when deemed appropriate.
  • Compile class rank data for all students in grades nine through twelve.
  • In September and January, review the records of all seniors to check their progress in meeting graduation requirements. Talk to any students who may have difficulty meeting graduation requirements and write letters in conjunction with the Senior High Principal, to parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding any such problems.
  • Assist the Principal in coordinating and administering testing programs.
  • Coordinate and set up visits of representatives from colleges, technical schools, military services and private training facilities.
  • Contact schools to set up visitation appointments and testing for students.
  • Provide information on career areas and schools and administer and interpret interest tests.
  • Act as contact person for parents/guardians and students regarding financial aid, educational planning, and student grades and programs.
  • Discuss student programs and make recommendations as to what can be done in conjunction with teachers, parents and administration.
  • Schedule students in appropriate classes depending on post-secondary plans in conjunction with parents, teachers and administration.
  • Work with students on education/vocational post-secondary planning.
  • Keep abreast of current practices in the field of guidance and counseling through attendance at professional conferences/workshops.
  • Assist the administration in developing individual student schedules.
  • Serve as a member of the district’s Student Assistance program.
  • Make referrals to outside community agencies when deemed necessary relative to crisis intervention on specific student needs.
  • Organize and assist with the adopted school district standardized testing program and Pennsylvania’s standardized assessments.
  • Participate in consultations, case conferences with psychologists and other personnel.
  • Assist the classroom teacher with the referral of students with emotional, social, physical and academic problems.
  • Supervise and maintain cumulative records in building grade levels
  • Supervise yearly, Academic Achievement Awards and Night of Achievement
  • Perform any and all other duties prescribed by the administration.

Specific to Elementary Counselors

  • Schedule new students and orient them to the school procedures and various school opportunities.
  • Develop an elementary early intervention program for students entering kindergarten and first grade.
  • Schedule and conduct kindergarten registration.
  • Teach guidance classes as directed.
  • Work with teachers and parents to determine the most appropriate educational path for students having specific needs.
  • Conduct intelligence/aptitude testing of students.
  • Communicate student records/data to the middle school counselor and principal so a smooth transition occurs between the elementary and middle school.
  • Write recommendations for student college admissions and scholarship competitions.
  • Promote and process scholarship opportunities.                                                                                      
  • Obtain and disseminate occupational information to students and aid students evaluate career interests and choices.

Terms of Employment: Teacher Contract (with additional days for end of year closure)

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Tamaqua Area School District is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status in our employment practices. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for positions within our district and strive to create an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported.