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School Counselor

Job Details

Franklinton - Columbus, OH
Regular Part-Time
$29.64 Hourly
Day
Certificated

Description

FLEX HIGH SCHOOL OF OHIO

Part- Time, Monday – Friday

 

Do you have a passion to work one-on-one with students and help them soar? As a Paraprofessional at Flex High School, you will encourage, challenge and help students grow in confidence and academics, and graduate high school – no matter their obstacle.

The Flex High Advantage

Our personalized learning model is what makes Flex High School unique. Our students are at the center of our mission, which means that staff is unified, and priorities are set to reach the best outcome for all students. Some the other advantages we offer are:

  • Our student-counselor ratio is 1:250, which is far below many traditional schools.
  • We offer free tutors for students and labs that supplement their instruction and reduce academic discouragement.
  • With the support of Lifelong Learning, an educational services organization, staff receives all the tools/resources needed to do their job without any personal financial investment.
  • We provide ongoing professional learning, continuing education (subsidized), career advancement opportunities for staff throughout the school year.
  • Our staff has a close relationship with and is supported by their area supervisor/leadership. We empower them to succeed.
  • We operate year-round with generous holiday, vacation and seasonal breaks.

Come learn more about us at https://flexhigh.org/.

 

How You Will Make an Impact:

Following the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, the School Counselor will address the needs of all students by facilitating their academic, personal/social, and career development as well as helping create a positive and safe learning experience. At the same time, the School Counselor will assist students as they face issues and resolve problems that prevent their healthy development. Counseling support is delivered through the following components: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services, Referral, Consultation, and Collaboration.

The School Counselor's primary role is to support students with any barriers hindering their progress as they work towards completing their high school diploma. This Position will collaborate and consult with teachers and other school personnel in providing them with strategies, support, and resources that will contribute to the student's success.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Note, this list is illustrative only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of tasks performed by this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Personal/Social Domain

  • Provide counseling and mentoring for students struggling with social and emotional problems
  • Work with school personnel and community agencies to provide support services to behaviors that interfere with school success
  • Reinforce executive functioning skills, such as but not limited to communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, optimism, and resilience
  • Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Provide referrals to community support services
  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations
  • Respond to crises by providing direct services and coordination with appropriate community services
  • Record progress and information in the student information database

Academic Domain

  • Support student skills, attitudes, and knowledge that contribute to effective learning
  • Assist students in developing strategies to achieve success in school
  • Assist students in understanding the relationship of academics to careers, life at home, and in the community
  • Design and implement interventions that support student success
  • As part of a multidisciplinary team, review eligibility for special education services

College & Career Domain

  • Encourage all students to engage in life-long learning and develop career paths
  • Provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes, and knowledge that empowers students to make a successful transition from school to career
  • Provide a comprehensive plan of career awareness, exploration, and preparation
  • Support postsecondary opportunities through presentations and special events (e.g. guest speakers, college fairs, college trips)
  • Assist students in navigating the college search and application process
  • Facilitate college admission and financial aid workshops for students and parents
  • Assist with testing processes and information pertinent to college (e.g. PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local colleagues and employment programs
  • Record progress and information in the student information database

Student Retention

  • Integrate Personalized Learning strategies in student and staff interactions to improve students' educational experience
  • Support the use of Successful Learning in helping students and teachers build positive relationships
  • Understand Learning Styles and the implications of each learning style in relation to students' educational experience
  • Apply knowledge of various counseling techniques to improve and support student retention

Counseling Program and School-Wide Collaboration

  • Adhere to Ohio Standards for School Counselors
  • Implement school-wide programs that help maintain positive school climates
  • Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development, graduation, and school activities
  • Complete other counseling related tasks and duties as directed by the Principal to support teachers and collaborate with Administrators, Student Retention, School Psychologist, Lead Teacher and other staff to promote student success and retention
  • Seek and share information with the counseling team
  • Record progress and information in the student information database
  • Submit monthly reports
  • Administrative duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or changed from time to time

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Effective counseling and teaching techniques
  • Effective approaches to prevention and intervention
  • Cultural awareness and competence, and social/emotional learning and development
  • Knowledge of career development theories and models
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and coordinate programs and services based on student/site needs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging and sensitive situations with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning styles and abilities, including those with special needs and low skill level
  • Ability to develop varied approaches to a problem and/or situation
  • Ability to grasp new concepts; Adapt to, and support change
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong professional collaborative skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA/MS degree in School Counseling or field
  • Valid Ohio Pupil Services License in School Counseling
  • Experience with individual and group counseling sessions
  • Experience working with at-risk student populations
  • Experience with prevention, intervention, developmental, and crisis counseling
  • College, community, and social/youth agency partnerships
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Experience using student information databases or software applications
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

TRAVEL: Ability to travel in performance of job duties.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mental Demands: high workflow management, high project coordination
  • Finger Dexterity: using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together
  • Talking: especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Average Hearing: able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
  • Average Visual Abilities: ordinary acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or operate machinery
  • Physical Strength: sedentary work. Sitting most of the time, and occasionally exerts up to 10 lbs. of force (almost all office jobs)
  • Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required
  • Working in a noisy, distracting environment with frequent deadline pressures