2021 - 2022 RKHS School Counselor
Job Details
RKHS - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$55,073.00 Salary/year

Position Title:  School Counselor             

Reports to:  Principal     

FLSA Status:  Exempt, Full Time



As the Bright Star Schools organization continues to grow in number of overall students, and enrollment at each school site, it is increasingly important that each of its students and their families has a designated advocate on campus. This role will be that of a School Counselor, someone who provides supports students through the lens of social and emotional learning, and assists in the communication between each student and their teachers, administrators, parents, and prospective supplemental and enrichment programs. The Counselor will be part of all student and family facing functions for the Bright Star Schools Campus, and will ensure the success of their assigned students while they’re at Bright Star.


The Counselor Program will focus on two core areas:

  • Student Services
    • Relationship building and mentoring
    • Academic counseling and support
    • Social and emotional support
    • Community resources and referrals
    • Participation in Student Activities i.e. chaperoning
    • Co-facilitation of Morning Meetings and school wide assemblies
    • Restorative Justice Practices within and outside of the classrooms
  • Family Services
    • Parent education sessions on social emotional and academic learning
    • Parent engagement events
    • Provide family resources and referrals for community events
    • Outreach to families with needed interventions

JOB DUTIES (may include, but not limited to the following)

  • Academic Counseling & Direct Academic Support
    1. Weekly check-ins with teachers
    2. Weekly classroom push-ins for academic and behavioral support
    3. Student support team meetings
    4. Social Emotional lessons within and outside of the classroom
  • Student Mentorship & Counseling
    • Behavioral guidance and support
    1. Appropriate identification of students social and emotional needs
    2. Provide resources and referrals as necessary
    3. Necessary interventions
  • Parent Liaison
    • Offer resources and support for family challenges
    1. Home visits may be conducted as needed to ensure home and school partnerships
  • Other Duties may include (based on experience and skill set)
    • Coordinate Parent Group activities
    1. Develop Parent Education curriculum
    2. Coordinate Student Activities
    3. Morning, lunch and afternoon supervision of students


  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential required
  • A deep understanding of early childhood education and child development is imperative
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including advocacy skills; fluency in Spanish and/or Korean highly desired
  • Ability to connect and build relationships with students and their families (Spanish/Korean required for 85% of our families)
  • Ability to facilitate connections with students and faculty, and to work with tracking systems (organizational skills required).
  • Experience working with at-risk youth
  • Proactive, self-starting and motivating approach essential
  • Familiarity with Social Emotional Curriculum and Illuminate a plus



  • Salary based on years of experience (placement on counselor salary scale)
  • $7,500 signing bonus during first year of employment
  • 11 month position
  • Health, dental, vision, 403b plan, life insurance, personal time off (PTO), holidays, disability insurance, short-term disability.
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