School Counselor, Edmentum Program, 2022-2023

Employer
St Louis Public Schools
Location
St. Louis, MO, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Description

Position Title: Counselor - K-12 Virtual Education Program

Payroll/Personnel Type: 10 Month

Reports to: Virtual Education Program Administrator

Position Summary:

The K-12 Virtual Education Program Counselor in a consultative and counseling role, will work closely with the Virtual Education Program staff, students, and families. He/she will solicit the cooperation of significant adults in the lives of the pupil to facilitate appropriate change in environmental stimuli.

Essential Functions (Virtual Education Program):
  • Manage, track, report out on case load of students enrolled in virtual programming full-time, part-time or as an option for credit recovery
  • Work in compliance with Senate Bill ___ (Section 161.670) to support families seeking a full-time virtual option for their student(s)
  • Collaborate with virtual program staff, school staff, and families to ensure that all options for in-person instruction are considered prior to virtual instruction; to provide good cause justification in the event a student's request to enroll in virtual programming in disapproved, or to change enrollment based on the best interest of the student
  • Collaborate with College and Career Readiness department related to required assessments, monitoring seniors, and credit recovery
  • Counsel with individual pupils based on specific needs
  • Locate and use all available referral services
  • Interpret test results to those who need to know and, when necessary, administer or assist in administering tests
  • Work with administrators, teachers, pupils and parents in exploring career education and the world of work
  • Assist all pupils in the selection of virtual courses to meet grade promotion and graduation requirements and post-high school plans
  • Plan with all pupils career and post-high school plans
  • Function as a member of the school staff in a counseling role sharing in the responsibilities of virtual learning facilitators
  • Work closely with parents and community agencies
  • Initiate and cooperate with others in conducting local research related to pupil needs and the success of school services in meeting those needs
  • Keep required counseling records; collect, organize and analyze information about students from records, tests, interviews and professional sources
  • Participate in district professional development for counselors, and meet with district counselors as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Effectively manage a virtual learning environment
  • Knowledge of theories of human development, learning, personality, and career development
  • Knowledge of assessment materials and techniques
  • Competent in administration and interpretation of individual intelligence tests
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and school staff
  • Ability to analyze school adjustment and classroom climate
  • Knowledge of information services and community resources
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Competent in time management with attention to priority setting for goals and objectives


Experience:
  • School Counseling Experience (preferred)


Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • Master's Degree (preferred)
  • Missouri Counseling Certification (required)


Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree


Working Conditions and Environment:
  • Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Very limited or no exposure to physical risk


Disclaimer:

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

In connection with hiring for this position the district shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or national origin.

Benefits

SLPS believes in taking care of its employees. We offer a fully-insured health care plan along with some amazing perks! Here are some of the highlights of our benefits plan and perks, but you'll want to check out www.slps.org/careers for all of the details.

  • Fully-paid health insurance for self
  • $30,000 of tuition reimbursement (certificated staff)
  • $40,000 group term life insurance
  • Eligibility for federal loan forgiveness programs
  • Pension plan
  • Robust wellness programs


Please note benefit and perk eligibility may vary by employee status, employment date, and job classification.

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