Licensed - Counselor/School CounselorDate Posted:
AWCPA - Aurora West College Prep AcademyClosing Date:
2022-23 School Year Job Title:
School Counselor Work Year:
As designated by the school. - Days: 187 day position (new teachers 190 day position) Salary: See the teacher salary schedule at https://hr.aurorak12.org/teach-lead-inspire/teach/#licensed-salary-schedule Click here to visit our interactive map where you can find out more information on each individual school, such as highlights, school data, demographics and more. Aurora Public Schools Compensation and Benefits General Description
Direct student services
- Comprehensive school counseling as defined by the American School Counselor Association provides developmental, preventive, remedial, and responsive services.
- Promotes and enhances the learning process for all students through an integration of academic, social/emotional, and postsecondary development.
- Contributes to and/or manages the School Counseling Program using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
- Delivers and evaluates data driven counseling services relevant to student outcomes and achievement through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling.
- Effective school counselors in the state of Colorado have the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed to provide excellent and equitable learning opportunities and growth for all students.
- School counselors strive to support the whole child's growth and development, close achievement gaps and to prepare diverse student populations for postsecondary and workforce success.
- Effective school counselors utilize root cause analysis to employ and adjust evidence-based strategies and approaches for students who are not achieving mastery of standards and students who need acceleration.
- Develop students skills, interests and abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, as well as for democratic and civic participation.
- Communicate high expectations to students and their families and utilize diverse strategies to engage them in a mutually supportive teaching and learning environment.
- Engage in collaboration, continuous reflection, on-going learning and leadership within the profession.
- Provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve school success
- Establish a rapport with families, students and colleagues.
- Responsible for using effective counseling techniques.
- Professional School Counselors align with the school's mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the changing world of the 21st century.
Indirect student services
- Support academic achievement, career exploration, and social/emotional developmental needs of all students through individual counseling, small groups, and classroom lessons.
- Assist with transitions
- Elementary School primarily assists grades ECE to Kindergarten, Kindergarten to 1 st grade and 5 th to 6 th grade.
- K-8 primarily assists grades ECE to Kindergarten, Kindergarten to 1 st grade, 5 th to 6 th grade and 8 th to 9 th grade.
- Middle School primarily assists grades 5 th to 6 th and 8 th to 9 th grade.
- High School primarily assists 8 th to 9 th grade and 12 th to post secondary.
- Counsel students to encourage and support student achievement in all ASCA domains (social/emotional, academic, and career-readiness)
- Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, school adjustment, study habits, attendance and college and career readiness planning.
- Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome social/emotional or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
- Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
- Identify root causes affecting students' development.
- Work with families to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and resource needs.
- Support students' future thinking and goal development to prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Uphold ethical standards as outlined by ASCA such as maintaining the confidentiality of all students.
Education and Licensure
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social/emotional development, and physical health in collaboration with other professionals and stakeholders
- Assist families to identify and access community-based services as needed and requested
- Contribute to and/or manage the School Counseling Program using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model by collaborating with building administration
- Utilize the ASCA National Model to evaluate and interpret data for school counseling program modification to determine programming which support student needs.
- Use data to design counseling services which support student achievement, analyze data results and use results to inform stakeholders and continuously improve programs.
- Create and update accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Confer with families, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral, academic, and other problems.
- Advise teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom atmosphere to provide motivating educational environment.
- Collaborate with teachers, staff, and families regarding meeting the needs of students.
- Advocate for equitable educational access and opportunity, and collaborate efforts enhancing students' educational experiences.
- Participate in ongoing professional development and engage in leadership opportunities.
Endorsement Category Condition of Employment
- Master's or higher degree in School Counseling
- Holds a Colorado Special Services Provider license or is currently eligible for one with the appropriate endorsement for this positon
- A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification and previous work experience