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Guidance Counselor


Education and Training

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Salary Range

Up to USD17.32/hr

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Washington DC Metro - (USA) 1000 Wilson Boulevard Suite M730 VA Arlington , VA - 22209-3927 Phone : 703-243-7121



Job Description

Manpower is looking for a Guidance Counselor for an opportunity in Alexandria, VA.

This Counselor assists with the administration and coordination of the activities of Project Discovery, a college access program for secondary school students that encourages low-income and at-risk youth to be the first in their families to aspire to graduate from college. The incumbent provides outreach, and educational advocacy and counseling. Specifically, the incumbent plans and conducts weekly program sessions; plans and conducts college visits; recruits student participants; maintains student records and contact information; researches and publishes a list of scholarship opportunities; prepares a weekly program newsletter; prepares data for monthly State reports; and prepares minutes for the Project Discovery Advisory Board.

Examples of Duties:

* Conducts weekly student meetings; organizes activities and provides leadership to students in the areas of cultural events, book clubs, community service learning projects, plans college trips, and conducts student counseling;

* Contacts students through phone calls, e-mails, texting and other means of communication for events;

* Refers students to other agencies and personnel when needed;

* Conducts community outreach by contacting and arranging for guest presenters;

* Recruits students;

* Makes public presentations;

* Arranges parent presentations; attends conferences; partners with other agencies impacting teens for individual students and events;

* Analyzes data and statistics for reports, maintains up to 200 student files, stores program materials, makes internet searches for newsletter art and articles relating to guest presenters as well as colleges and scholarship materials; interprets agency and state policy, and supervises interns and student activities;

* Attends monthly meetings and takes minutes, participates in planning activities, maintains contact with members as supervisor advises;

* Provides guidance to students in conducting fundraising activities, as well as researching the feasibility of same;

* Perform related work as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Some knowledge of community action agencies, their programs and concerns of those particular target populations including needs and concerns of the clients served, particularly minority and disadvantaged teenagers; some knowledge of the college application and financial aid process; skill in organizing work; communication skills; ability to motivate youth in realizing their full potential; ability to work with computers and/or ability to acquire those skills.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of college-level course work in subjects such as social science, psychology, education, counseling, legal studies or related fields; one year of experience in counseling, mentoring, or any work fulfilling the educational needs of youth from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who are minority or disadvantaged teens; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Employees in this class must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of their residence.

Additional Qualifications: None

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with community action agencies, their programs and concerns of those particular target populations including needs and concerns of the clients served, particularly minority and disadvantaged teenagers.