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SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Job Description:

Provides counseling support services school-wide.
• Provides individual or small group counseling to attend to student concerns as they arise.
• Assists students to resolve conflicts using a Responsive Classroom model.
• Provides crises intervention support (i.e.: reports child abuse cases or assist teachers in doing so).
• Leads classroom discussions and reflections with students in collaboration with classroom teachers, based on issues as they arise in classroom, and helps to devise solutions to maintain a Peaceful School culture.
• Supervises Counseling Interns obtaining their MFT License. Leads a one-hour weekly supervision with each intern to discuss progress with socio-educational groups and individual student caseloads, identifies and sets goals, communicates with their professors and tracks hours.
• Provides feedback for interns about their caseload of approximately 175 Creative Arts Charter students throughout the school year.
• Collects process data related to small group and individual counseling sessions.
• Documents student interactions via the PowerSchool database.
Cultivates a Peaceful School Culture
• Teaches topics related to maintaining a Peaceful School community to students throughout the school year (i.e.: CARES, anti-bullying, family diversity awareness, LGBTQ awareness, etc).
• Leads arts integrated lessons and/or read alouds related to Peaceful School culture to students throughout the school year.
• Teaches and coaches students on how to use ‘I messages’ to resolve conflicts.
• Shows a commitment to the community of CACS by attending school events, back-to-school night and family association meetings  (when applicable).
Identifies and supports learning for all students particularly those at-risk
• Provides “push in” and “pull out” student support, assists teachers with at-risk students, academically and behaviorally.
• Manages the process for teacher’s Request for Assistance Forms to initiate Student Success Team Process.
• Schedules, leads and documents Student Success Team meetings for at-risk students.
• Manages 504 caseload, schedules meetings and documents interventions.
• Collects and maintains documentation files of at-risk students that may or may not be assessed for Special Education.
• Collaborates with teachers to create and/or monitor Behavior Support Plans.
• Attends weekly Student Assistance Team meeting with Resource Specialists and administration to develop intervention plans for at-risk students.
Liaison for Students, Community Organizations and Programs
• Is a liaison and mediator within our school community.
• Collaborates with School Psychologist and Special Education staff to assist students achieve their learning goals.
• Collaborates and maintains relationships with afterschool programs.
• Collaborates with community organizations, people and programs working with our students (i.e.: Child Protective Services, therapists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers).
• Provides frequent communication with parents, teachers, administration and students.
• Provides community resources and referrals to students and families when needed.
Operational Support
• Supervises students during lunch and recess when needed.
• Provides social-emotional professional development to staff.

Qualifications:
Must have PPS Credential in School Counseling and Guidance, Masters in Counseling or related field, at least 1-2 years experience working at a school. Experience working with at-risk youth or students with special needs preferred. Must be able to supervise two counseling interns, supervision experience preferred.
Ideal candidate will possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to use google calendar, email and google documents. Must be fluent in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel. Candidate will need to be able to work in a faced-paced environment, be flexible with the needs of the school, balance responsibilities, be resourceful, able to problem-solve, be an active and approachable member of the school community, collaborate with staff, and be passionate about working with students and families. Please only qualified applicants apply.

Compensation:
DOE and per union contract.

If you are interested, please submit the documents below to:
Fernando Aguilar: [email protected]
1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Photocopy of California credential(s)
4. A statement of educational philosophy (500 words)

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