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CERTIFIED - Counselor

Spartanburg, SC, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Exempt

About the Role

Fine Arts Preparatory School holds the high standards for professionalism and scholarship. Counselors serves as career specialists, providing oversight for professional development as necessary to meet and exceed institutional objectives and assure compliance with applicable Institution, Federal, and State regulations. Provides appropriate services so that each student can achieve optimally while assisting students in preventing and/or coping with problems or concerns that interfere with academic achievement.


  • Organizes, manages, and evaluates the effective and clear programmatic procedures for the operation and function of K-12 counseling and career services

  • Develops a school schedule for Individual Graduation Plans and monitors compliance

  • Serves as the primary point of contact with the South Carolina Department of Education for graduation rate, counseling, and career services

  • Adheres to all regulations and best practices in connection with the tracking and submission of the high school graduation rate.

  • Assists in the identification and selection of participants for the assigned program(s).

  • Assists school administrators in meeting the requirements of applicable Federal and State Laws by monitoring the planning, budgeting and implementation of the assigned program(s).

  • Audits suicide assessments, monitors trends, maintains database of suicide assessments.

  • Development annual counseling goals and periodically reviews progress of goals.

  • Serve as liaison between the school and local colleges, universities, career placement agencies, and local employers.

  • Develops and initiates a plan for identifying needs of students.

  • Conducts group sessions on topics such as study skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and decision-making.

  • Initiate individual or group conferences with new students and parents to explain and encourage use of counseling services along with an orientation to the school.

  • Helps students to take a realistic look at their abilities, interests, life goals, and values.

  • Provides appropriate guidance materials to teachers for classroom/reference use.

  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate services or agencies.

  • Provide parenting information through conferences and/or study groups.

  • Promoting effective communication among parents, community, and school personnel.

  • Submits to the Executive Director a budget for guidance materials needed in the program.

  • Maintains working schedule to include 45 minutes before school begins and 45 minutes after school to be available to students and teachers.

  • Monitoring student records for completeness and accuracy.

  • Provide educators, parents, and students with information on career programs offered in the school.

  • Support Scholars in the exploration of career clusters and the selection of an area of academic focus within a cluster of study.

  • Promote career development opportunities within the school.

  • Coordinate summer intersession events, career events, career classes, job shadowing opportunities, and career programming.

  • Coordinate community resources.

  • Assist with the usage of computer assisted career guidance systems.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Administration Team.

About the Company

Fine Arts Preparatory School is an arts-infused public charter school located in the heart of the piedmont of South Carolina. Starting in Kindergarten, the school allows matriculation through high school, offering programming that leads to a South Carolina high school diploma. The school supports and develop people prepared to be productive college and career-ready citizens from early childhood.

We are established as a full-service community hub collaborating to build harmony, equality, and well-being. We believe that the visual and performing arts paired with nature play and experiential learning will cultivate creative, innovative, and resilient people prepared to tackle college and careers alongside real-life issues. Fine Arts Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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