School Counselor - Southwest

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

SYLA is a charter high school for youth ages 14-21. Its model combines classroom instruction by a certified teacher with enabling students to learn a trade while in school, providing learners with the knowledge, skills, and self-discipline necessary to become successful citizens in a global society. At SYLA you will be part of a team that believes in this mission and makes real impact in young people’s lives.


1. Provides culturally responsive individual and small group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
2. Responds effectively to crises affecting students and faculty.
3. Adheres to laws, policies, procedures and ethical standards for the counseling profession.
4. Monitors student academic performance, behavior, attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.
5. Support the Assistant Principal with addressing inappropriate student behaviors through individual or group restorative practices.
6. Assists with transcripts and the graduation progress planning.
7. Assists administration and recruitment team with presentations and the development of recruitment strategies.
8. Develops and maintain contacts with social service, law enforcement, private and public agencies.
9. Leads professional development workshops/trainings for staff.
10. Facilitates parent workshops on health and wellness, college and career readiness.
11. Meet with juniors and seniors throughout the school year.
12. Assist Senior Class with Xello to fulfill their graduation requirements.
13. Maintains necessary and accurate records for the school profile, graduation progress and school state reporting.


1. MA/MS in Counseling from an accredited college.
2. 3-5 years of experience with individual and group counseling.
3. Exceptional interpersonal communication, computer and organizational skills.
4. Ability to interact with students, parents and staff in a positive and productive manner.
5. Ability to work with parents, students, faculty, post-secondary educational representatives and community partners.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
7. Ability to help students gain an awareness of interests and abilities.
8. Ability to understand student maturity levels and the process of goal selection.
9. Ability to understand the unique social-emotional needs of individual students.
10. Experience working in an urban setting.
11. Proficiency in each student management system; FileMaker, MiStar and APEX Learning.
12. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and online sourcing tools with functional knowledge of internet use for search platforms.
13. Must possess the ability to remain composed and work effectively during high pressured and stressful situations.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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