School Counselor

Amana Academy

About the organization

Amana Academy is seeking crew members with a sense of adventure and curiosity to work in a diverse, supportive and collaborative environment. Established in 2005, our demonstrated track record of empowering students to do more than they think possible has resulted in Amana being among the most well-regarded public charter schools in the state of Georgia.
We use the Harvard-based EL Education model as the foundation for our cross-curricular STEM program powered by design thinking. EL provides a holistic framework for measuring student success, placing as much emphasis on character development and quality craftsmanship as it does on academic achievement.

Duties

Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities that meets students’ needs
Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans
Interprets and utilizes student data accurately and appropriately
Collaborates and communicates with parents, guardians and teachers in the development of educational and life plans
Develops and implements an appropriate student referral process and follow-up process as needed
Provides individual and group counseling to students with social and emotional needs
Implements school wide prevention/intervention programs to support the emotional, social and behavioral needs of students
Assists teachers, parents/guardians and students and others in interpreting and understanding student data
Utilizes all available technology resources effectively, including Student Information System, in the implementation and monitoring of comprehensive school counseling program
Conducts annual program review to evaluate extent of program implementation and effectiveness
Measures results of comprehensive school counseling program activities and shares results with Principal and other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate
Monitors academic performance and other relevant performance data (e.g. behavior, attendance, etc.) and utilizes data to provide appropriate interventions for students in need
Accurately reviews and appropriately maintains student records

Qualifications

Education: Master’s Degree in School Counseling required
Certification/Licensure: Must hold or be eligible for 5-5 certification in school counseling
Experience: 2+ years of experience in counseling students as individuals and in groups and experience interpreting standardized testing results preferred
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a guidance and counseling program based on student needs
Proven skill in counseling/advising individuals and groups
Ability to convey accurate information regarding academic and career guidance
Ability to consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding the needs of students
Knowledge of available school, system and community resources
Awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for school counseling
Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities
Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a team and in a professional manner
Knowledge of current counseling practices across the academic, career and personal/social domains
Knowledge of current career and college entrance requirements
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
Email [email protected] Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line, e.g., “Smith Elementary Classroom Teacher”
In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with EL Education principles (eleducation.org) and the Amana vision, mission and guiding principles (https://amanaacademy.org/about/vision-mission/).
Attach your current resume.

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