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School Counselor

Job Details

North Charleston - North Charleston, SC
Regular Full-Time
$44,000.00 Salary
Day
Certificated

Description

LEARN4LIFE CHARLESTON

Full-Time, Monday-Friday

This position will be starting in the 2024-2025 school year. 

Do you have a passion to work one-on-one with students and help them soar? As a teacher at Learn4Life High School - Charleston, you can encourage, challenge and help students grow in confidence and academics, and graduate high school – no matter their obstacle.

The Learn4Life High School Advantage

Our personalized learning model is what makes Learn4Life 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. Teachers can make a real difference in a student’s life as they work one-on-one or through small group instruction to help them accomplish their individual goals. Some the other advantages we offer are:

  • Our teachers have a smaller caseload of students – typically 40 students instead of 180.
  • We offer teachers more support with two to three times the number of school counselors, free tutors for their students and labs that supplement their teaching.
  • With the support of Lifelong Learning, an educational services organization, teachers receive all the tools/resources needed to do their job without any personal financial investment.
  • We provide ongoing professional learning, continuing education (subsidized) and career advancement opportunities for teachers throughout the school year.
  • Our teachers have a close relationship with and are supported by their area supervisor/leadership. We empower them to succeed.
  • We offer holiday, vacation and seasonal breaks.

 

How You Will Make an Impact:

The School Counselor is responsible for the development of a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for all students; provide appropriate theories and techniques of counseling to develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships and to provide counseling in response to individuals and small groups with educational, career, personal, and social needs or concerns. This position will consult with parents/guardians, teachers, and other school staff members to enhance their effectiveness in guiding and supporting students in progressing through the grade levels and in planning their careers; and to provide support for the other education programs. This position reports to the Principal or designee.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: 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.

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive program of guidance, including counseling services
  • Conduct developmental lessons in classroom settings in conjunction with teaching staff throughout the year
  • Counsel individuals and groups of students toward academic, career development, personal/social development, and emotional growth
  • Work with students in analyzing and evaluating students’ abilities, interests, skills, and achievements
  • Consult with and training teachers, parents/guardians, and staff regarding the needs of students by participating in student intervention/assessment meetings and by holding conferences with teachers, parents/guardians, and students
  • Consult and coordinate with in-district and community-based specialists such as nurses, physicians, and psychologists when appropriate
  • Serve on departmental curriculum committees, community committees or advisory boards to ensure that the guidance and counseling program continues to be an integral part of the total educational process
  • Participating in, coordinating, and conducting activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and the school
  • Evaluate students’ schedules for recommended placement eligibility for special programs and promotion/retention
  • Review the counseling program annually with other members of the counseling department staff
  • Survey students, parents/guardians, and faculty regarding the effectiveness of the counseling program
  • Maintain a continuous professional growth by attending district, state and locally sponsored staff-development offerings and by attending relevant workshops and conferences sponsored by professional organizations and the South Carolina Department of Education
  • Perform administrative duties, responsibilities, and activities as assigned. These may be changed or modified from time to time

 

Qualifications

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Possesses detailed knowledge of Federal, State, and local requirements for K-12 schools and charter school law
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and coordinate programs and services based on student/site needs
  • Ability to organize, plan, design, implement and evaluate school counseling program
  • 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
  • Possesses excellent communication skills: Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Guidance or related field required
  • Valid South Carolina School Counselor / Guidance Certificate at the Secondary level or participating in a state-approved school counseling credential program
  • 3 years' experience of successful teaching or counseling services
  • Experience with individual and group counseling sessions
  • Experience working with at-risk student populations
  • Experience with prevention, intervention, developmental, and crisis counseling
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Student Information System (SIS), software applications and email communications
  • Ability to travel in performance of job duties is required
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mental Demands: high workflow management, high project coordination, high people engagement.
  • 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.
  • Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required.
  • Working in a low to moderate noise environment with frequent deadline pressures.

 

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