Secondary Guidance Counselor - Fall 2020 Placement
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
Our ideal candidate has a passion for, and experience in, helping children/young adults, especially those who have faced substantial life obstacles that previously have prevented academic success. The school counselor will support the school’s mission and collaborate with individuals and organizations to promote all students’ academic, career and personal/social development. This position will encompass much of the standard areas of the School Counseling model, but will go above and beyond, which might include non-traditional duties, e.g., test coordination, educational field trips, after-school homework administration, helping with organizational needs of the school, and scheduling to meet the needs of our students. The duties of this role involve connecting well with students concerning their academic, social and emotional needs, establishing and maintaining relationships with universities, assisting administration in various duties, and supporting students in the college selection and application process. Master’s degree in school counseling, education psychology, (or similar field) and Utah School Counseling licensure required. American Preparatory Academy Secondary counselors serve students from 7th to 12th grade. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES · Commits to delivering the American Prep philosophy to all students equitably. · Adheres to the American Prep Staff Manual. · Support the student’s 180 day plan for their grade level or subject level, and make recommendations to teachers to updates the plan annually to allow for data-driven improvements. · Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problem · Help students process their problems and plan goals and action · Create and monitor student schedules · Assist with college applications, jobs and scholarships · Refer students to outside resources · Assesses student achievement and develops plans to ensure student progress based on assessment data. · Develops and maintains a stimulating and nurturing environment that meets student's individual and the class needs. · Works with team partners or others as appropriate to develop curriculum that aligns with the American Prep standards and the school's charter. · Participates in team meetings and offers professional guidance and input · Engages in professional communication that meets American Prep’s communication policy. · Utilizes data gathering and submits required reports in a timely manner. · Shows empathy for and understanding of students. · Develops with parents and students a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity. Facilitates resolution of problems that may arise with students and parents. · Works effectively with parent volunteers.