Job Title: Certified School Counselor

Reports to:School Administrator/Program Coordinator SSPS
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:2005-2009, 2022
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that includes preventative and responsive services while fostering academic, career, and social-emotional development.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Identify student needs and provide direct student services.
  2. Provide structured presentations to students and families concerning target areas of assessment that define individual strengths and provide resources to help develop academic, social development, and career success.
  3. Identify and monitor students’ educational, career, and post-secondary goals and customize programs to support those objectives.
  4. Collaborate with families, teachers, administration, support staff, and community agencies to address the varied needs of students.
  5. Plan, organize, and deliver the School Counseling Program as described in Pasco County’s School Counselor Standards of Practice and as required by federal, state, and local regulations and procedures.
  6. Respond to crisis events, both student and school specific, to prevent harm to self or others, to identify unmet needs, and to provide support or resources to necessary support programs and services.
  7. Facilitate meetings for students and school-based issues and concerns.
  8. Provide counseling services to individuals and small groups that relate to physical, emotional, and educational well-being.
  9. Use data to develop strategies to positively impact student’s social emotional behavioral health.
  10. Prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to Section 504 and academic.
  11. Maintain professional growth through school-based, district, and other professional development programs.
  12. Use technology in classroom and/or parent presentations.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of personal-social, academic, and career theories and practices
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to student education
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Guidance and Counseling, School Counseling, or related field


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in counseling other than school counseling that includes a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised internship with school-aged children and their families with at least 9 semester hours of graduate credit as defined in Florida Department of Education Rule 6A-4.0181


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate in Guidance and Counseling or School Counseling PK-12


  • Experience of school counseling in a public-school setting
  • Training from a Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in School Counseling
  • Experience in the areas of counseling theory/practice, career and vocational theory/practice, exceptional student staffing procedures, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Certified School Counselor;   EST: July 28, 2015;   REV: March 7, 2023;   Board Approved: March 7, 2023

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