School counselor jobs are essential in schools because, for many students, forging a strong relationship with a school counselor is crucial for success. The school counselor plays an instrumental role in their personal and social development, in overcoming issues, in aligning for academic achievement and in forging better relationships with parents, teachers and fellow students. At ProCare Therapy, we strive to forge strong relationships with talented school counselors like you by offering access to exciting, rewarding school counseling job opportunities, as well as competitive pay, great benefits and ongoing career support.
School Counselor Job Responsibilities
School counselor jobs may have different duties and responsibilities depending on the age of the children they are working with. Elementary school counselors help kids develop decision-making skills that will help them succeed academically and socially. Middle school counselors collaborate with school staff and parents to create a supportive environment for their students. Lastly, high school counselors or those in school guidance counselor jobs help students plan their academic and career path, along with assisting them in overcoming any personal issues. If students have deeper psychological issues, school counselors may depend on a licensed professional clinical counselor to help the student.
Requirements for School Counseling Jobs
School counselor jobs require applicants to have a master’s degree in school counseling, psychology or another related field. Each state has its own method of credentialing. States will either give you a certification or license after the completion of a test. ProCare’s credentialing team can assist with this process to ensure you are qualified to work in a specific state. Work experience, either through a degree program or internship, is also expected before full-time employment in school counseling jobs or school guidance counselor jobs.
School Counselor Job Salary & Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of school counselors and advisors is projected to grow 5% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. About 26,600 school counselor job openings are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Depending on what state and setting you work in will determine your yearly salary, but you can expect a higher-paying school counselor job with a higher level of your education.
ProCare Therapy is looking for compassionate, caring school counselors to join schools across the nation. View our open school counselor jobs below apply today!