Position Type: Special Service Provider
Date Posted:
4/14/2021
Location:
Vista Charter School with potential for remote work and a flexible schedule for the right candidate
Date Available:
08/1/2021
Closing Date:
Until Filled

Role Description:

Responsible for supporting students in the areas of academic success, career and college readiness, and post-secondary readiness, while serving as a resource for students, families, staff, and community; and delivering services within the framework of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as associated with career & post-secondary readiness. The guidance counselor will primarily focus on the individual, career, and academic planning with highly impacted high school students that are over-age and under-credit. While a background in mental health awareness and social-emotional development of at-risk high schools will support success in this role, this counselor will not be directly linked to providing such services at Vista Charter School.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Draw on the ASCA school counseling model to help carve out the focus of this role as the ICAP and Post Secondary Readiness Counselor
  • Provide:
    • Individual and small group career counseling services that support academic
      success and post-secondary readiness.

      • Including individualized credit tracking and graduation planning for all
        Vista students
    • Deliver classroom guidance lesson centered on the Vista ICAP College and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student
    • Support related to the development of business partnerships, vocational schools, and colleges.
  • Work with the school principal to schedule students in classes for six annual academic cycles
  • Appropriately refer student mental health & SEL needs to Vista’s Mental Health Team or appropriate professionals or agencies.
  • Support student transitional activities necessary for their postsecondary next steps
  • Assist ALL Vista students and families with educational and/or career planning
  • Understand and use current job-related technology
  • Collaborate using a data dialogue approach & system
    • All Vista students regarding their academic progress toward graduation
    • With administrators, parents/guardians, staff, and community partners regarding student needs and concerns
  • Demonstrate a commitment to:
    • Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
    • Include and engage families in students’ education
    • Support all Vista Charter School policies, procedures, and expectations.
    • Provide personal and professional excellence
  • Participate in:
    • Systematic Data Dialogue Cycles as outlined for six, six-week academic cycles
    • Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions
    • Student and/or family conferences and other meetings
    • Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities
    • Professional growth opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Attributes & Qualifications:
  • Strong team orientation
  • Positive and direct communication skills
  • Meticulous record tracking skills
  • Strong organization and ability to thrive in an environment that must manage many projects at once
  • Student-first perception of working with students with at-risk students
  • Strong proficiency and excitement for use of technology and innovative, research-based educational modalities.
  • Work through a trauma-informed approach
  • Ability to navigate conflict positively and productively
  • Innovative and creative thinker willing to think outside the box
  • Familiarity with the Pathways to Prosperity Network
  • Experience with motivational interviewing
  • Experience working with Colorado’s ICAP structures
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in School Counseling required with teaching certification and experience strongly desired
  • Experience working with at-risk students required
  • Experience with career and post-secondary counseling required

Compensation Range: Based on years of experience and education as outlined by Vista Charter School’s Certified Salary Schedule
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 hours per week with flexible schedule option for the right candidate
Hours Per Day: 7.5 with a remote option for the right candidate
Number of Days per Year: 178

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