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Unit Job Summary
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. The services the Lab School High School Counselor provide include, but are not limited to, providing individual and small group counseling; addressing the developmental needs of students by designing curriculum for classroom counseling and small group guidance; consulting with and counseling parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children; consulting with faculty on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; educational planning; providing crisis intervention within the school setting; making appropriate referrals to outside agencies; interpreting ability, achievement, career and vocational testing information, and developing drug/counseling outreach programs.
Counselors are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, he/she will be expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bargaining agreement between the University of Chicago and the Faculty association.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2017.