This past winter I was a long term substitute counselor at an elementary school. I really enjoyed my time being there. I was there for about 12 weeks until the other counselor came back from being on leave. While I was there, I did several guidance lessons, started two boys groups, and met with several kids. I learned so much while I was there.
I applied to several positions after that job ended and for the first time ever I had three interviews for permanent school counseling positions. Unfortunately, I did not get hired at any of the schools.
I graduated in 2009 from a good university. Unfortunately the economy hit just right in our area that left too many counselors looking for jobs and not enough positions to fill. Because I have small children, I have not applied to other positions outside of school counseling. I would definitely be interested in mental health counseling but because daycare costs are expensive, it would be best if I waited until my middle child is in Kindergarten. Next year I will branch out and apply to other counseling positions in addition to school counseling.
How long have you been looking for a school counseling position?