Dear Prospective School Counselor:
Thank you for your interest in Gaston County Schools! We are pleased that you are interested in working for our system. Please check this page along with the Human Resources Employment site periodically for updates on possible openings. Click here to see a list of any current vacancies of which we are aware. Be sure to check this page often as vacancies may occur at any time. Below are things that you need to know.
We are looking for applicants who have completed a Master's Degree in School Counseling from an accredited university program. To become part of the applicant pool, complete all of the requirements for employment as outlined by the Gaston County Schools Human Resources Department. School principals make the decisions regarding hiring using information from the two job fairs, résumés they receive, and interviews they conduct. Feel free to contact any school where you may have an interest in working. You may send a letter of interest and your résumé directly to the principal of that school.
All Gaston County Schools are transitioning to implementation of the ASCA National Model for School Counseling. If you are not familiar with the National Model, visit the ASCA website. This information should assist you in the interview process as principals may ask you about your work with the model in an interview. In an interview, some of the areas you might possibly expect to have questions from are the following: the role of the school counselor, your strengths and interests, the foundation, delivery, management, & accountability of a comprehensive school counseling program, leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. Please send me a letter of interest and résumé if you have not already done so. If possible, I would prefer to receive your résumé by e-mail. While principals are responsible for the hiring of new staff, they often ask me if I have information regarding prospective counselors.
Good luck in your job search!
Director of School Counseling
Gaston County Schools
366 W. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052