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STARS Nashville

Student Assistance Counselor – Middle TN

STARS Nashville


Job Summary

The STARS Student Assistance Counselor will be responsible for directing and assisting in the implementation of all program components of the Student Assistance Model in the school(s) assigned to him/her.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitates developmentally appropriate individual and support group education and support sessions for students who may be experiencing one or more of the following issues:
    • Symptoms of depression
    • Symptoms of anxiety
    • Grief and loss
    • Struggles with anger management
    • Difficulties with staying focused/on-task and following directions at school
    • Needs related to social/emotional skills development
    • Conflicts in family/peer/school relationships
    • Bullying
    • Interpersonal violence
    • Struggles with self-esteem
    • Struggles related to gender identity or sexual orientation
    • Other mental health challenges
    • Oppositional or defiant behavior
    • Challenges with school engagement
    • Substance use, abuse and addiction
    • Suicidal ideation or self-harm behaviors
    • Trauma
    • Other crisis or challenges
  • Provides case management and follow-up services with students, parents, school personnel and community professionals, which includes making appropriate referral services, as needed.
  • Conducts parent meetings for students referred to the STARS Counselor
  • Facilitates restorative practices as requested by school personnel
  • Serves and participates on school crisis team
  • Provides specialized services for students with special needs, including special education and deaf and hard of hearing
  • Provides support and assistance with truancy related issues
  • Aides school administration in creating a positive school climate. Provides prevention and intervention services on the following topics:
    • Alcohol
    • Bullying
    • Dating and relationship violence
    • Tobacco
    • Other drugs
    • Positive alternatives to substance use and abuse
    • Suicide
  • Offers presentations and facilitates trainings for school faculty and students on topics related to mental health, SEL, strategies to support youth and family wellbeing, and related topics
  • Collects and maintains all appropriate student data and completes all required program reporting

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Minimum of  a Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field

Additional Information


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

How to Apply

Apply on STARS website:   



  • Date Posted: November 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 11/01/2021
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F