Internship/School Counseling Deerfield High School

Township High School District 113 Highland Park , IL 60035

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Internship/ School Counselor

Location: Deerfield High School

Date Available: 23-24 School Year (Non-Paid)

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate school counseling program.


District 113 School Counseling Interns are members of a highly professional and invested team of student service personnel. A District 113 Counseling Intern must demonstrate a keen awareness of and sensitivity to the issues facing young people and their families and understand implications for education of students with academic, social and/or emotional challenges. To be successful in this role, School Counseling Interns must be able to function as members of a team and work collaboratively with department colleagues, deans, faculty, and other support staff, as they develop working alliances with students and families.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate social work program pursuing a Professional Educator License with a School Social Work Endorsement.


The District 113 Counseling Intern's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

District and Building-Wide

  • Participate in the building-wide intervention and teaming process;

  • Link child-serving and community agencies to the school and families to support the student's academic, emotional, behavioral, and social success;

  • Implement classroom-based programs and presentations;

  • Support district initiatives

Classroom Consultation

  • Assist administrators and staff to understand the familial, cultural and community components of students' responses to instruction, learning and academic success.

  • Assess student learning needs in collaboration with teachers to develop effective plans that support academic growth.

Students and Families

  • Assist in providing a comprehensive counseling curriculum for all students in three domains: academic, career and social emotional.

  • Provide individual support and group counseling

  • Present on topics such as academic needs, social/emotional learning, and post high school planning.

  • Participate in a variety of meetings: Individual Education Program meetings, 504 review meetings, problem-solving, attendance meetings, domain meetings, parent/student conferences, etc.


  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Possess mathematical and analytical skills appropriate for the position.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, write, type, speak, and listen. In addition, the employee may occasionally be required to bend, twist, reach and climb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and distant vision.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet/moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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Internship/School Counseling Deerfield High School

Township High School District 113