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Counselor - Temporary

DIVISION:                       Student Life

DEPARTMENT:            Counseling Services

LOCATION:                     NCSSM Durham

SALARY:                         Commensurate with education and experience

WORK SCHEDULE:    Approximately 20-30 hours per week

DURATION:                    November 2021 - June 2022

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) invites applications for a Temporary School Counselor Position. 

We invite and welcome all applications for employment within our institution. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at (919) 416-2662. 

Primary Purpose of the Position: 

NCSSM Counseling Services is committed to creating an environment that celebrates the unique stories and voices of each member of our community, recognizing all dimensions of identity (e.g., ethnicity, culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs and socioeconomic background). Our approach to mental health and wellness integrates physical, emotional, academic, spiritual, social, and cultural well-being. We support students’ adjustment to the NCSSM community, individual personal growth, academic endeavors, and transition to college or other life pursuits.

Description of Work:

The temporary position reports to the Dean of Counseling Services.  

General duties include counseling students in academic, personal and college counseling and planning; working with faculty, staff and parents to coordinate support for student; providing relevant information regarding students through communication via e-mail, publications and direct contact; participation in residential school programs including social, recreational, and advisory responsibilities at times other than usual school hours.

Education and Experience Required:

Master’s degree in Counselor Education or a related field. 

Minimum of two years of experience working with students in an educational setting at the secondary or college level.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Individual and group counseling skills, techniques and strategies that promote personal and social growth and academic success.

  • American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors.

  • Legal, ethical and professional issues related to minors, students, and school settings.

  • Individual and group counseling theories and techniques.

Skilled in:                    

  • Providing personal, academic, college and career counseling to students.

  • Providing crisis intervention to students with acute and chronic mental health needs.

  • Facilitating group counseling sessions with students. 

  • Developing support plans to meet the emotional, personal, and academic needs of students and assist in the implementation of those plans.

  • Collaborating and facilitating communication with students, parents, teachers, faculty, staff, medical personnel, administrators, mental health professionals and college representatives to ensure that student’s emotional, residential, academic, career and college needs are met.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  Ability to:

  • Present to students, parents, and the NCSSM Community.

  • Teach a counseling class.

  • Complete and submit college, scholarship, and enrichment materials to designated colleges and programs.

  • Write counselor letters of recommendation for students.

  • Actively engage in the lives of students; such as athletics, performing arts performances, cultural events, etc.

  • Utilize technology and other resources to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of practices and procedures.

  • Utilize technology effectively and efficiently to plan, organize, implement and evaluate the NCSSM school counseling program and support student needs

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.

  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse constituents including students, faculty, staff, and the public while upholding the intent and integrity of NCSSM policies and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with internal and external constituents and build relationships to deliver a high level of service.

How to Apply: 

Please email your resume/CV and a cover letter to Lori Newnam, Dean of Counseling Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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