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
- 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
- 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