NVVA, Middle School Counselor, SY 20/21

Employer
K12 Inc.
Location
Nevada, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 26, 2020
Ref
NVVAM17790
Grade Level
Middle School
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K12 believes in education for everyone. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Utilizing leadership, advocacy and collaboration the School Counselor promotes student success by providing preventive services and responding to identified needs through implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that helps guide all learners in their academic success, personal and social development, and career and college planning and readiness.
  • Delivers individual and group guidance curriculum supporting student development;
  • Assist students in course placement and course scheduling;
  • Prepares and reviews transcripts and other academic documentation for new and returning students;
  • Works collaboratively with teaching staff to develop a four (4) year plan for inclusion in the Individual Learning Plan (ILP);
  • Analyzes student data and develops data-driven programs for intervention action plans;
  • Provides responsive services to individuals or groups on academic and personal issues;
  • Provides an individual planning system to guide students toward post-secondary goals;
  • Assists students in the acquisition of study skills, academic opportunities and benefits;
  • Provides a support system that strengthens the efforts of teachers, staff, and parents;
  • Supports standardized testing program; parent education; and staff development;
  • Works with the teaching team to design and implement an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student in school;
  • Focuses students and families on college and career readiness;
  • Provides academic counseling, including recommendations on Advanced Placement (AP) and technical courses, to challenge and enrich student learning opportunities;
  • Audits student schedules for candidacy for graduation as determined by school and state policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Three (3) years of experience in counseling and/or advisement

Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate Nevada state certification for school counselor.

Other Required Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based search engines, and database systems
  • Flexible schedule; Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to clear required background check

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in school counseling
  • Experience with distance learning
  • Advanced coursework in counseling and administration
  • Experience as a 7-12 teacher
  • Experience in a customer service environment.
  • Experience with Local, State, and Federals laws and mandated reporting
  • Experience in a charter school environment preferred
  • Experience with state career planning systems, Pathfinder, or other career planning platforms/tools

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position with Nevada residency required.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age,, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.