7-12 Counselor

Richard McKenna Charter School Southwest / Boise School/Guidance Counselor Not Applicable Full Time Posted 12D ago

About this job

Richard McKenna is on a 4 day work week. Counselor will have a small load as per the student population. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Direct Assistance to Students: 1. Provide individual counseling and group guidance to help students cope effectively personal, social, academic, career, and family concerns 2. Implement a comprehensive counseling program. 3. Identify students with special needs and make appropriate recommendations and referrals. 4. Ensure the development of individual four (4) year plans with 8th graders and students newly enrolling, and assist in monitoring and managing these plans 5. Interpret grades and test scores for parents and students, as well as permanent record information such as GPA, credit status, class rank, and honors. 6. Assist when requested with follow-up on students that are below grade level/failing with weekly progress reports 7. Maintain a close relationship with the Special Education & Specialist teachers following directives and recommendations as needed. 8. Assist in the resolution of school-related problems. 9. Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referral. 10. Provide for a smooth transition between middle school and high school, which may include orientation programs for students and parents. 11. Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities for all students. 12. Assist with teacher/student/parent conferences/meetings. 13. Oversee all 504 plans for all 7-12 students. Successful candidate will receive a $5,000 signing bonus, relocation reimbursement up to $5,000 and an annual retention bonus.

Education required

Master Degree in related subject matter

Experience required

At least 3 years teaching experience

Skills required

Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques, K-school guidance program design, and career educational information and placementKnowledge of state and federal testing procedures and requirementsStrong background in the use of technologyRelates extremely well to studentsDemonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizationsAble to work under pressure and deadlinesExcellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skillsMaintain confidentiality of staff and students


Career Ladder Salary PlacementHealth, Dental and Vision insurancePERSI RetirementSigning BonusRetention BonusRelocation Reimbursement

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Richard McKenna Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.