Nevada Middle School Counselor - (NVVA)

K12 Inc.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Jan 13, 2021
Grade Level
Middle School

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K12, a Stride Company, 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.

When you join the team at NVVA, you join a team of dedicated professionals working all over the state in a virtual environment to ensure the success of our families and students who are using the K12 curriculum to meet their educational needs and goals, grades K-12. We are committed to our mission statement of providing Nevada students with an excellent education, grounded in high academic standards, which will help students achieve their full academic and social potential.

The professional school counselor provides support for the school’s comprehensive guidance plan. The counselor helps students and teachers resolve problems that impede student learning. The counselor counsels students to acknowledge and manage personal conduct and helps students identify goals and make appropriate choices. The counselor helps develop and implement the school’s career guidance program. The counselor works with the teachers to maintain a positive learning experience and encourage parent involvement in the student education. This is an 11- month position (August 1st through June 30th).

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Develop positive relationships with all areas of the school in order to support students.
  • Facilitate post-middle school transition services
  • Facilitate a plan (information services to students and parents, testing dates, sites, registration, marketing) to promote the participation of NVVA students in testing initiatives for state mandated assessments and provide suggestions for improving attendance through marketing and messaging
  • Coordinate state mandated testing, assist and develop NVVA staff training as prescribed by NV statutes
  • Provide for student orientation to students to discuss and implement state guidelines and expectations
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of student transcripts and course enrollment to meet promotional requirements
  • Coordinate Peer Team meetings and the implementation of Section 504 plans
  • Participate in IEP meetings and work with the special education department on developing transition plans for high school students
  • Coordinate Career Pathways initiative in order to prepare students for High School CTE options
  • Serve as advocate for Homeless in McKinney-Vento Act
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.


Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires respect and trust; Motivates others to perform well; Reacts well under pressure; Shows courage to take action.

Business Ethics

Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values; Works with integrity and ethically.

Customer Service

Displays courtesy and sensitivity; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Meets commitments; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service.


Accepts criticism and feedback; Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Manages competing demands.

Team Work

Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Masters’ Degree in Education School Counseling (M. Ed.) from a four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:

Nevada Teaching license with school counselor endorsement required.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Math Ability:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to maintain command of theoretical knowledge of human behavior and learning including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Internet software, database software, recording and reporting grades electronically.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position is site based at the NVVA offices. There are a few times throughout the school year where travel is required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.

Interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Andre Denson, Principal

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. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job description.

K12, a Stride Company, 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.