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Job Title:GAB Guidance Counselor
Post Date:June 19, 2020
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:
Location:Georgia Academy for the Blind 2895 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204
Program/Unit:Georgia Academy for the Blind/Division of State Schools
Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision by the principal or principal’s designee, duties include but are not limited to: planning, implementing, and facilitating the delivery of school-based guidance and counseling services to students with a vision impairment that may have additional disabilities; conducting individual and small group counseling sessions in accordance with established schedules and Individualized Educational Program (IEP) goals in the areas of academic improvement, peer relationships, and coping skills; coordinating the school’s Character Education Program; serving as the school’s testing coordinator; assisting teachers with interpreting student assessment data in order to plan differentiated instruction; creating/assigning class schedules for students in accordance with high school graduation rules; coordinating graduation/transition plans for students; providing technical assistance to local school systems; serving on faculty committees; tracking graduates’ postsecondary outcomes; providing data as requested in a timely manner; and working additional hours including evenings and weekends as needed.


Submit a copy of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification.  Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation will not be considered.
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Seven years of related experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification in school counseling, visual impairments and/or other special education fields
  • Three years of counseling experience
  • Experience working with students that are visually impaired or have other special needs
  • Experience working with students in a school and/or residential setting
Essential Job Functions:
Salary/Benefits: Salary is based on years of experience, certification, and number of days worked.  This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants selected for interviews.  Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information. 

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information or age in its employment practices. 

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007. 

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420

Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007​​