The Promise Academy at Harrison Elementary School - Guidance Specialist 1.0 FTE

Lexington, KY, US
May 11, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services - Certified/ CERT - GUIDANCE SPECIALIST

  • Date Posted:

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  • Date Available:
    19-20 School Year

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    Promise Academy Schools

    Make a difference in children's lives! Be the change that a child needs!
    Receive an excellent compensation package for this important mission!

    This is a great opportunity to work in a school that:
    • Promotes a positive learning environment that has a culture of high expectations for student
    • Utilizes Professional Learning Communities to enhance student achievement
    • Provides the extra time needed to deepen student learning through active engagement
    • Collaborates with instructional specialists to maximize the effectiveness of instructional strategies
    • Empowers all stakeholders in the responsibility of increasing the achievement of all students
    • Emphasizes the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each student
    • Provides a positive, welcoming, and safe environment for the school community

    This opportunity provides a compensation package in accordance with the longer school day and longer school year (pending KDE approval).
    Compared to a traditional school schedule, this compensation package provides a minimum of $14,000 additional pay.

    Provides a functional, comprehensive program of direct services for all elementary school children utilizing the expertise gained through professional training in the areas of school counseling, school social work or school psychology. These services will emphasize counseling children; consultation with teachers, parents and other significant adults; and coordinating a variety of activities and functions related to the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students.

    Job Summary:
    • Counsels children, individually and in small groups, concerning a variety of developmental tasks and problems
    • Provides prevention programs through classroom guidance activities
    • Consults with teachers and parents about children's needs, concerns and academic issues
    • Collaborates with school staff and community representatives in assessing student needs and utilizes the data to plan and evaluate the guidance program
    • Coordinates with faculty, parents, attendance personnel and District Court to correct the attendance problems of truant students
    • Provides home visits as needed to assess family circumstances and make needed referrals to community resources for problems interfering with the child's academic progress, social, emotional or physical development
    • Serves as a resource person on the Special Education Admissions and Release Committee when appropriate
    • Refers students to the proper authorities for child abuse or neglect when suspicion exists and provides support services to those children as needed
    • Consults with teachers in planning and providing classroom guidance activities
    • Assists new students with orientation and acclamation to their new school environment
    • Selects and purchases program materials and manages their budget allocation
    • Selects and attends professional development as required by the State and District
    • Maintains regular attendance
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Masters' Degree in either School Counseling, Social Work or School Psychology
    • Three years of professional social work, teaching, or counseling experience preferred
    • School Counseling Certification, School Social Work Certification or School Psychology Certification
    Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
    • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
    • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
    • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
    • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights
    Application Procedure:
    Apply online

    Selection Procedure:

    Contact Person: Tammie Franks (

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