As a school counselor, you provide students with the support they need to achieve both scholastically and socially now and in the future. By applying social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies, you empower students to access their education, so they can succeed in school, at home, and everywhere in between.
At Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), we don’t just place you in a school—we go with you.
Find out how to become a high school counselor and learn about our application process below!
Steps To Becoming a School Counselor Working Alongside PTS
To work as a school counselor, you must first complete a bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, or another related field. After that, you must move on to earn a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field.
Keep in mind that this includes completing the necessary coursework to fulfill all state-specific requirements, such as a school counseling internship or other clinical experience. Once you pass the state-required exams, you’ll be ready to:
- Apply for a school counseling license.
- Search for positions we engage with.
- Submit resume and application materials.
In addition to meeting these education and exam requirements, when applying to partner with PTS, it also helps to have a teaching certificate and teaching or counseling experience. You may already be far along in this process at this time, in which case, you’re ready to begin your application.
The Qualities We Value in the School Counselors We Work Alongside
In addition to fulfilling the requirements above, we’re looking for school counselors who are good listeners and collaborative team players. When filling school-based positions, we seek compassionate and kind people with a passion for helping students in special and general education.
The PTS Difference
Working alongside PTS as an independent contractor comes with many benefits, including available professional networking opportunities with other school districts. We provide available trainings, like our School-Based Academy, which is designed to help new counselors feel confident in a school environment. Along with that, we have:
- A robust Referral Bonus Program.
- Networking opportunities through our community Facebook group.
- A lending library with therapist-designed resources, interventions, and evaluation materials.
Should you ever need it, you can also reach out for available guidance from PTS’ Clinical Director or Lead Therapists.
Apply To Become a School Counselor and Partner With PTS Today
If you want to work collaboratively with like-minded school counselors and related service providers, begin by searching through our current job openings. When you find a match, submit your application to work alongside PTS today!