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Job Description

Job Title:
High School Counselor
School / Location:
School / Department:
High/Senior
Job Status:
Full-time
Salary Code:
Teacher
Work Days / Hours:
200 days @ 8 hours per day
Eligible Applicants:
Position Start Date:
Application Deadline:
Until filled
Reports to:
Ronnie Caldwell, Principal
Requisition Number:
04-2324-022, 04-2324-024
Summary

The School Counselor brings knowledge of best practices in school counseling and education to serve as student advocate, leader, collaborator, and consultant.  The Counselor is a critical member of the educational team and works collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program to promote and support student success.  The Counselor is committed to continuous professional growth, adheres to a high standard of professional conduct, and practices ethical principles of the school counseling profession at all times.

Job Duties

The Counselor is responsible for and accountable to the following:

Individual Student Planning 

  • Provide social, emotional, academic, and college counseling for students, individually or in group sessions
  • Assist students and families with school transitions (new students, departing students, transitioning from elementary to middle school, etc.)
  • Use student data to support decision making in designing effective interventions and counseling services

Responsive Services 

  • Participate on the Crisis Management Team on an as-needed basis
  • Provide intervention/support in crisis situations
  • Serve as the Child Protection Designated Lead in responding to and managing all child protection concerns when needed
  • Refer students and their parents, as needed, to appropriate specialists, special programs and/or outside agencies

 System Support 

  • Consult and advise on admissions and placement decisions for students on an as-needed basis
  • Consult and collaborate with teachers, families and the administration to provide academic, social /emotional, and college planning support for students

Delivery of Counseling Curriculum

  • Collaborate with administrators and counselors across the District to design, implement and deliver a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program to provide students with the knowledge and skills in the four domains (academic, personal/social; career, and global perspective)
  • Become actively involved with students through classroom visitations, presentation of lessons, participation in student activities and being visible during student break, lunch, etc
  • Participate in interdisciplinary curriculum development to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive counseling curriculum

College Counseling

  • Hold appropriate knowledge of US, UK, Middle East and other university admissions processes
  • Work with other ASD counselors on information-sharing sessions regarding university admissions processes to students and parents periodically over students 11th and 12th grade years. 
  • Offer support to students in the development of their university application letters and request for letters of recommendation from teachers
  • Communicate regularly with travelling university fairs and help organize visits to the school

General

  • Demonstrate commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)
  • Provide supervision to student “after school activity” or coach/assistant coach the athletic team
  • Maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or the Assistant Principal
Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced degree and certification as a school counselor
  • A minimum of two years of relevant school experience required; international school experience preferred
Experience and Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to display/demonstrate the following:

  • Model ISG’s core values
  • A strong awareness of child protection and a commitment to ensure the safety of our students
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of diverse populations and cultures
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in responding to sensitive issues, including confidential record keeping
  • Positive attitude toward continuous self-improvement
  • Proven ability to work well with students, families, & colleagues
  • Experience with MS Office/Google Drive Apps
  • Excellent planning, organization, oral and written English communication skills