Shelby County Schools

Professional Counselor (Pool) – Summer School

Subject (For instructional/instructional support positions) Professional School Counselor
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/14/2022 1:00 AM)
Location Name
Central Office
Salary Min
USD $28.23/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $0.00/Yr.
School Counselor
# of Openings
Close Date
Position Type (Portal Searching)

Purpose and Scope

During summer school, develops strategies and/or specialized Intervention or Prevention programs to improve the behavior of students who experience significant social-behavioral challenges.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provides assessment testing, referrals and education services to students with disabilities or other special needs and counseling to students and their parents during summer school.
  2. Ensures students are in correct classes needed for promotion to next grade and/or meeting graduation requirements.
  3. Consults with students, families and school staff regarding student developmental needs, problems and progress during summer school
  4. Works to discover and develop special abilities of students, resolve students’ educational or emotional handicaps and provides peer mediation for students
  5. Develops strategies and provides training and support to school staff and parents for the implementation of school wide and classroom specific approaches such as preventing violence and/or alcohol and drug abuse early intervention program among students
  6. Collaborates with school staff needing more intensive approaches to maintain a safe school environment and crisis intervention


Minimum Qualifications

The position requires a Master’s degree in Mental Health related area, Social Work, Education, Juvenile Justice, Special Education Psychology, School Counseling, School Psychology or equivalent State licensure or Board certification in area of specialization such as Guidance and Counseling, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselor, Behavior Analyst or related area from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health or equivalent.  Also required is a Valid Tennessee Driver’s license and two years of experience in area of specialization or equivalent.


The following special conditions are required:  Commitment for the entire period of summer school and attendance at the Summer School graduation.  May involve missing some district training opportunities.  Attendance at ALL preparatory planning sessions and periodic administrative meetings.  Availability prior to the end of the regular school assignment contract to participate in summer school setup and preparation.  Availability for summer school closeout operations which may occur after the new academic year contract has started.


This position is for SUMMER SCHOOL ONLY.


Degree Equivalency Formula:

Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

Physical Requirements and Working Environment

Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers

Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.


MSCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  MSCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to discover and develop special abilities of students, resolve students’ educational or emotional handicaps and provides peer mediation for students
  • Ability and experience with developing strategies and/or specialized Intervention or Prevention programs
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Additional Job Details

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