School Counselor
Job Details
Lincoln Meadows - Parker, CO
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$42,000.00 Salary/year

American Academy (AA) is accepting applications for a full-time school counselor for the 2021-22 academic year. The school counselor will work with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby students can achieve academic success. In addition, the school counselor will implement counseling services in order to support academic achievement, future planning, and social/emotional development.   Having an understanding of unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that impact academic achievement of elementary and middle school students is essential.

 

High-Level Responsibilities of a School Counselor:

  • Guide individuals and groups of students through the development of educational, personal, social, and future planning
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of children toward social and emotional growth
  • Provide resources to parents and teachers regarding special programs, specialists, and outside agencies
  • Consult with and train teachers, parents and staff regarding children’s needs
  • Participate in and facilitate the interventions team process
  • Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession, and abides by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern American Academy schools

 

Level-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support students in the successful transition from each grade level.
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate counseling practices that meet academic and social/emotional needs
  • Customize counseling services to meet individual student and school needs.
  • Work with students in acquiring knowledge about and effective use of skills when interacting in the home, academic and peer environments
  • Refer and connect students, teachers, and parents to appropriate resources to enhance learning and development
  • Work collaboratively within the school environment and with appropriate staff to advance the mission of American Academy and Student Support Services
  • Use assessment data to measure student learning and academic growth and analyze results in planning counseling decisions
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills
  • Be knowledgeable of and participate in crisis interventions

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Strong familiarity with state laws and state-mandated reporting procedures
  • CDE Professional Service Provider License with endorsements in School Counseling
  • Vision for developing a high functioning special education team
  • Report out and disaggregate student data and progress
  • Strong communication skills
  • Polished professional appearance
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