School Counselor (#188886)
American Academy (AA) is accepting applications for a full-time school counselor for the 2019-2020 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. - Collaborate with the Student Support Services team as well as consult and train teaching and support staff and parents to achieve student and school-wide mental health goals - Counsel individuals and small groups of children toward social and emotional growth. - Participate in and/or facilitate the Response-to-Intervention team process as appropriate and Section 504 eligibility and plan coordination. - Attend meetings such as Response-to-Intervention, Section 504, staff meetings, in-services, etc. - Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession, and abides by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern American Academy.
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. - Demonstrate an understanding of and connect students, teachers, and parents to appropriate resources to enhance learning and development. - 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.