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School Counselor

Posted on June 27, 2019

School: York County School of Technology

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: 2019-2020 School Year

School Counselor—York County School of Technology


General Description:

The School Counselor is responsible for providing high school students with a variety of counseling services in the areas of academic, career, and personal-social development.  This position reports to the Director of Student Services.


Required Qualifications

The individual to be hired to this position must meet the following conditions and qualifications:

  • Pennsylvania Educational Specialist Certification in Secondary School Counselor or the combined Elementary and Secondary School Counselor Certification.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of students, parents, coworkers, and the community in a manner which demonstrates dignity and respect.


The School reserves the right to excuse any applicant from meeting one or more of the listed qualification requirements, provided the applicant possesses other qualifications in addition to the minimum set forth herein, and that the School deems those qualifications to be an adequate and acceptable substitute for the particular qualification(s) not possessed by the applicant.


Key Responsibilities:

The School Counselor must have the ability to perform the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations:

  1. Provide guidance to students in grades 9—12 in the areas of academic, career, and personal-social development and assist teachers in developing sensitivity to the particular needs of individual students.
  2. Advise on the sections and use of appropriate group and individual tests, measures, and inventories dealing with academic achievement, interest inventories, social adjustment, physical growth and development, special aptitudes and intelligence quotients or factors.
  3. Assist in the educational placement of incoming, current, and departing students, and participate in individualized education plan meetings, career planning, behavioral guidance, and other similar activities.
  4. Assist in the informational/recruitment process at regional schools and the application and selection process as needed
  5. Create, implement, and maintain 504 plans.
  6. Collaborate with others within and outside the school to assist in the development of a comprehensive school counseling program to include individualized education, career planning, and other activities necessary for student success.
  7. In conjunction with the school psychologist, make use of test data, psychological findings, and other information to utilize referral procedures.
  8. Create a positive environment conducive toward learning.
  9. Work cooperatively with other staff members and promote a cohesive team-based approach to the program and curriculum.
  10. Maintain open communication with parents or guardians as necessary.
  11. Attend school functions as required.


To apply, please submit application materials to Dyann Karchnak, Human Resources Specialist, via email to  or mail to Dyann Karchnak, York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen St., York, PA 71402.  A list of application materials can be found at this link:  Application Materials.

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