Student Services Coordinator (Guidance Counselor)

  • The Charter Institute at Erskine
  • Orangeburg, SC, USA
  • Sep 08, 2023
Other K-12 Guidance Other

Job Description

The Willie Jeffries School of Excellence is seeking to hire a Student Services 
Coordinator/ Guidance Counselor. The Student Services Coordinator will help 
students achieve personal fulfillment by providing them with services to make 
successful personal, educational, and occupational life plans.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Instruction Responsibilities
• Prepares for and conducts parent and student conferencing according to school 
• Student instruction in modalities instituted by the school and assigned program 
(may include but are not limited to Individual or Group Direct Synchronous 
Instruction, Learning Support, Life Skills Support, Itinerant Support, Resource 
Room Support, co-teaching, writing lesson plans, telephone conferencing and 
instruction, Parent Learning Opportunities).
• Collects data and appropriate work samples.
• Plans and conduct appointments with parents as needed.
• Assists regular education teachers with specially designed instruction when 
• Provides support for Special Education student achievement in the general class 
through training teachers and assisting with implementing school inclusion plans.
• Arranges for and assists with training for inclusionary practices.
• Acts as informational liaison for inclusion as appropriate.
• Assists with planning for classroom and testing accommodations for students 
with disabilities.
• Models strategies for inclusionary practices as appropriate.
• Assists with developing and adapting curriculum materials and educational 
practices to meet the needs of students and teachers.
Individual Student Counseling
• Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through teacher 
comments, individual standardized test scores, and other pertinent data 
interpretation. Works with students in evolving educational and career plans in 
terms of such evaluation
• Provides individual counseling sessions for assigned students in dealing with 
their personal needs as they affect school performance and their educational 
and career plans.
• Provides small and large group counseling sessions, as needed, to address 
students' personal educational and career plans.
• Assists students in course selections and the scheduling process. Works to 
prevent students from dropping out of school and assists those finding 
alternative educational programs.
• Assists in making arrangements for enrollment in summer school programs to 
make up noted deficiencies.
• Participates in follow-up studies of former students to improve services and 
evaluate the effectiveness of the educational program being offered by the 
• Provides emergency support to students as needed during crises.
Staff Consultation
• Serves as a consultant to the faculty concerning matters related to guidance 
• Confers with staff regarding students with problems and/or special needs.
• Serves as a resource person for administration in matters relating to students and 
guidance services; provides thorough and timely reports, data, etc., as requested 
by the administration.
Student and Parent Orientation
• Provides students new to the school orientation and information about 
school procedures, curriculum, and extra-curricular opportunities.
• Participates in planning and implementing programs that contribute to a 
smooth transition between grade levels and/or to post-secondary 
education, which may include orientation programs for students and 
• Serves as a resource for information regarding the school's educational 
program, activities, and services.
Record Keeping
• Supervises the maintenance of cumulative records for assigned students in 
accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, as well as BCEA 
• Maintains counseling records (i.e., summary, log) regarding conferences or 
other sessions with assigned students.
• Assists in the administration of state-mandated and WJSE assessment 
• Reviews and interprets results of assessment programs for assigned 
students and utilizes results for counseling purposes.
• Contributes to the evaluation of current curriculum offerings.
• Assists in developing and implementing an evaluation plan for the guidance 
program and utilizing results to determine strengths and areas needing 
School and Community Relations
• Strives to establish cooperative relations and makes a reasonable effort to 
communicate with parents when necessary and appropriate.
• Utilizes the community's resources in developing and enhancing guidance 
services and activities.
• Cooperates and shares professionally with members of the staff.
• Assists in interpreting the Guidance Services Program within the school 
and community.
• Assists community agencies and resource people who deal with students' 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of 
work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all 
responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified.

1. Ability to work and interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
2. Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple priorities.
3. Ability to prepare comprehensive business reports, including writing report 
sections, integrating content, and formatting business documents.
4. Ability to establish a set of operating principles and routines, driving projects to 
completion while insisting on the highest level of quality.
5. Ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to 
management direction, and solicit feedback to improve performance.
6. Establish excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: courteous, 
professional, and helpful; Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal 
(active listening), Negotiating, and Influencing.
7. Computer Basics: Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Student 
Information System (SIS).
8. Good knowledge of the organization's policies and procedures.
9. Detailed knowledge of Federal, State, and local requirements for K-12 schools 
and charter school law.

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent.
• Possession of valid state certification.
• Minimum three (3) years experience in successful teaching or counseling 
• Successful results of criminal and employment background checks.
• Look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrate accuracy and 
thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate, and implement best practices.
• Effective communication skills.
• Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and 
Student Information System (SIS).
• Commitment to company values.
• Such alternatives to the above requirements as BCEA may be appropriate and 

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment 
characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee 
will encounter:
• Usual office working conditions.
An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the 
essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be 
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• No physical exertion is required. 
• Required to sit for long periods of time.
• Somewhat stressful due to frequent student activity.
• Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with WJSE's salary and benefit policy. The length 
of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by BCEA.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 
“at-will” relationship.

Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with BCEA Policy.

The WJSE Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to change this 
job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the Human Resources 
Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Charter Institute at Erskine


Willie Jeffries School of Excellence- charter school located in Orangeburg, SC

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