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Full Time Academic Job Philadelphia, PA

$55 hourly


7 months ago

Posted by: Focused Staffing Group

Employer: Focused Staffing Group

Job Description

Guidance Counselor- PA

We are looking to hire a guidance counselor with outstanding assessment and listening skills. Guidance counselors are expected to display empathy and sound decision-making with great organizational and motivational skills.

Guidance Counselor Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling or related (essential).
  • Pennsylvania Certification (Level 1 or Level II) in Counseling
  • with FBI Clearance, Act 168 Disclosure, Act 126 clearance, and Act 71 Training Certification
  • 2 years of work experience as a counselor in an academic environment.

Must Haves:

  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
  • A motivational leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.
  • Confident interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Perceptive intuition and decision-making skills.
  • Remarkable professionalism and solid work ethic.
  • Intermediate IT skills.

Guidance Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Conducting individual and group counseling sessions to advise and assist students with academic and vocational development.
  • Evaluating students' attributes and assisting them in realizing their objectives.
  • Developing and implementing counseling strategies with contemporary methods of mentoring.
  • Identifying behavioral problems and acting appropriately to remedy the situation.
  • Paying attention to societal and cultural differences in all student matters.
  • Assessing the development of students and highlighting their sense of accomplishment.
  • Completing evaluations, analyzing results, and providing purposeful feedback.
  • Cooperating with parents, academic staff, and external partners.
  • Arranging and scheduling orientation programs and internships.
  • Advertising facilities and study programs to potential students.
  • Implementing and facilitating educational and training workshops for academic staff.

About us:
We are a top education referral agency that gives licensed teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, food service, and custodial professionals the power to choose when, where, and how often they work. We offer per diem, long-term, and permanent referral opportunities.

Once you've completed our onboarding process, you have direct access to the schools of your choice. Our shifts occur in various healthcare settings, from public schools and charter schools to residential facilities and day programs. With no shift minimums, you can work 8 hours one week and 40 hours the next.

  • The highest available hourly compensation
  • Weekly pay (every Friday)
  • A $300 referral program
  • Discounts on professional development
  • Access to find benefits
  • Access to public transportation
  • School schedule hours
  • The opportunity to work with kids

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $55.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19114: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Counseling: 1 year (Required)


  • Counselor Certification (Required)
  • Counseling Certification (Required)
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification (Required)
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Certification (Required)

Work Location: One location

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