School Counselor, AMS III

New York, NY, US
Sep 14, 2018

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, Guidance Counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. The guidance counselor will work face-to-face to help students evaluate their abilities and interests. They will help them see their talents and personality characteristics to help them develop academic goals that will lead to sound college/career aims. The guidance counselor in conjunction with the assistant principal will lead a grade group cohort from 9th-12th grades.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated alignment with the New Visions mission to empower young people by challenging them socially and academically while providing them with the support they need to excel.
Job Responsibilities
  • Assist in delivering the academic preparation and requisite support for all students to be prepared to succeed in college and career.
  • Foster connections between academic learning, the community, and the natural world.
  • Incorporates into their programs the life skills that students need to be successful.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Accurately and appropriately interprets/utilizes school data.
  • Collaborates with families to assist students with educational, career and life planning.
  • Oversee Parent Center or Parent University.
  • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
  • Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual/group services.
  • Provide appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Measures results of the comprehensive school counseling program activities and shares results with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance; and facilitate appropriate interventions.
  • Responsible for middle school scheduling.
  • Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms.
  • Completes assessments, referrals, and counseling with students and families.
  • Completes home visits and assessments.
  • Develops and maintains family outreach programs and community partnerships.
  • Serves as a member of the family support team and other school based teams.
  • Completes written reports as needed or as requested by Principal.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Provide direct service to students in the classroom at least once per week.
  • Completes reports as required by Federal, State and local agencies.
  • Conduct professional development workshop on identifying at-risk students.
  • Interview students and families.
  • Make oral presentations of assessments, diagnostics, home visits, and observation.
School Culture
  • Assist in building a school culture that evidences high expectations for courtesy, respect, compassion and an intellectually-engaged environment for both students and adults.
  • Ensure a safe, supportive and productive environment for students, staff and families.
  • Model effective counseling practices in staff meetings, professional development sessions and team meetings.
  • Cultivate strong partnerships with community organizations and regional and national partners.
  • Implement behavior/discipline modification plan for grade group cohort in conjunction with the guidance counselor.
  • Masters degree.
  • 5-10 years teaching experience, preferably at the high school level.
  • Experience working in an urban school setting.
  • Experience implementing pedagogical strategies and developing a comprehensive counseling program relevant to the New Visions Charter School model.
  • Experience developing schedules.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the school vision and mission.
  • Commitment to democratic governance and collaborative, data-based decision-making.
  • Rigorous approach to problem-solving - collecting all relevant information, consulting diverse perspectives, and creating feedback systems.
  • Recognition of self as a learner, able to identify areas for growth and commitment to working in these areas.
  • Experience and zeal for working in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Passion for creating a school community that supports the development and achievement of all students, particularly those underserved and at risk in other school settings.

New Visions is an equal opportunity employer.

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