K-12 School Counselor ($5000 sign on bonus)

Vision Charter School Southwest / Boise Student Services Not Applicable Full Time Posted 26D ago

About this job

Position would start immediately 2021-2022 school year, contract prorated. Additional ten days on contract for summer/extended day or week hours. School calendar is located at visioncharter.net under calendar.

TITLE: K-12 School Counselor

QUALIFICATIONS
Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a Counselor Endorsement (K-12)
Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques
Strong background in the use of technology
Relates extremely well to students
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizations
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Charter Administrator

JOB SUMMARY
To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans. The counselor will guide, listen, and lend support to students who will need services beyond the scope of the regular classroom.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Assistance to Students

Assist when requested with follow-up on students that are below grade level/failing with weekly progress reports
Maintain a close relationship with the child study team following directives and recommendations as needed
Assist in the resolution of school-related problems
Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referral
Provide for a smooth transition between middle/junior high and high school, which may include orientation programs for students and parents
Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities for all students. Such curriculum shall identify knowledge and skills to be attained by all students at various stages of their development and provide appropriate activities for their achievement
Assist with teacher/student/parent conferences

Transition to College and Career
Provide counseling for students that will assist them to develop increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
Work to prevent students from dropping out of school, and assist those that do in finding alternative educational programs and/or employment

Office Management
Maintain a professional office environment
Provide interim assistance to students or parents with urgent needs
Maintain student records and ensure their confidentiality
Consult with teachers and other staff regularly to provide information and support to staff and to receive feedback on emerging needs of students
Deal with confusion and emergencies in a friendly, supportive, and calm manner
Assist agitated or confused students in re-composing themselves during situations where the student has a problem or personal setback
Screen and coordinate new student records

Community Outreach
Serve as a resource person to local community organizations
Network and consult with local businesses, industries, and social service agencies on a regular basis

Other
Work closely with the school in interpreting the school’s philosophy and objectives to students and parents
Organize and implement the character traits program with both elementary and secondary teachers/students.
Organize and be the lead for the Sources of Strength program in secondary levels.
Participate in building meetings such as special education meetings and grade level meetings
Assist in arranging education services for hospitalized or homebound student in conjunction with the special services staff
Assist with teacher/student and teacher/parent conflicts
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

EVALUATION
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Charter Administrator in conformance with district policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

NOTE
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Education required

Most hold or be able to hold a Pupil Personnel Certificate K-12 School Counselor endorsement (7022) or School Social Worker Endorsement (7026)

Benefits

Vision Charter School Annual Salary Schedule ranges from 40,369 - 69,904 depending upon education and experience. Email shereeboothby@visioncsd.org to have the salary schedule sent to you.

Medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement (PERSI) benefits included. 10 sick days and 2 personal days per year.
$5000 sign on bonus.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Vision 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.