School Counselors

School counselors serve as an integral part of the school environment.  While our roles and duties may vary from school to school, our guiding principals focus on the personal, social, academic and career development of all students.

All school counselors working in a public NC school are required to have a Master's Degree in School Counseling from an accredited university.  In addition, many school counselors have advanced degrees or certifications such as PhD's, LPC (licensed professional counselor), NCC (national certified counselor), NBPTS (national board of professional teaching standards) and others.

Wayne County currently has 48 school counselors serving approximately 19,000 students.  Please click here for the counselor directory.

Mission Statement

The Wayne County School Counselor Association promotes excellence in school counseling by continuing professional growth and development and educating our students, our colleagues and our communities.

Job Description



POSITION: School Counselor

REPORTS TO: Principal

PURPOSE: Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.

The major functions of the school counselor job description incorporate the North Carolina State Board of Education’s guiding mission that every public school student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the twenty-first century.

Download the entire job description from the NC Department of Public Instruction:
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