Title: Upper School General Education Counselor Reports To: Superintendent/Headmaster Assignment Days: 197 Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Hours: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday - Friday Duties and Responsibilities The school counselor guides children and teens with social, school, and development issues. Counselors work with parents, teachers, psychologists, and community groups to identify the students’ needs. Counselors work together with administration and faculty to design prevention and intervention activities in order to guide students on a healthy path to adulthood and will meet with students individually or in groups. School counselors also serve as mediators with student conflicts, and they work with students with behavioral problems. The school counselor helps to guide students to solutions with problems. They also contribute to preparing and formulating school policies and regulations. Education and Training A bachelor’s degree or better in psychology or a related field is required for this job position. Since this profession deals with behavior, attitude, emotion, and the mind, it would be an advantage to have a concrete background in psychology or child psychology. Job Functions/Duties: ● Help develop, along with administration, and implement a general education counseling program. ● Assist administration in planning and presenting in-service training for faculty and staff. ● Assist the dean of students regarding behavioral matters and interventions, related to mental, emotional, social, or relational issues/concerns. ● Conduct student observation in the classroom for counseling purposes and administration requests. ● Assist the special education department with the special education students’ needs and attend ARD meetings as needed, as well as working with Section 504 and RtI students’ needs. ● Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented classroom instruction to meet students’ needs and the school’s goals in keeping with the school’s mission, vision, and philosophy. ● Incorporate into the school’s programs the life skills that students need to become a responsible citizen of virtuous character. ● Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing educational, relational, and personal/social skills, goals, and plans. ● Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs. ● Help students develop skills to own and solve problems and identify students’ strengths and resources. ● Consult with parents/guardians and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with parents/guardians. Revised 4.28.22 ● Implement an effective referral and follow-up process as needed. ● Assemble and maintain an off campus referral directory for parents and guardians. ● Provide appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school-counseling program. ● Work with the College and Career Advisor regarding students’ academic needs related to study skills, organizational skills, test anxiety, etc. ● Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills. ● Assist administration and faculty in facilitating Love and Logic training for faculty and staff, along with facilitating Love and Logic parent seminars. ● Organize and conduct parent and community informational meetings. ● Organize and conduct TEA mandated health and safety training for faculty and staff. ● Assist with campus events and activities. ● Perform other related duties as assigned. Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.
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