As part of Arizona State University’s charter to provide access and excellence, ASU Preparatory Academy shares this commitment by demonstrating all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their background. To scale our current impact, ASU Preparatory Academy is advancing a major expansion program taking fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.
Based on the Arizona Department of Education’s: The Arizona Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs the ASU Prep school counselor will contribute to the implementation of a comprehensive school guidance program, which promotes and enhances academic, personal, and career development for students. The school counselor adheres to the American Counseling Association/American School Counselor Association accreditation guidelines and ethical standards. Responsible for three areas of school-based counseling: provision of guidance curriculum, provision of responsive services, and the provision of individual student planning activities.
· A Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university
· Master’s degree or higher, preferred.
· A valid Arizona Department of Education Counselor Certification.
· Active AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
· Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Implements the school guidance curriculum and develops and conducts developmental guidance lessons in the classroom and in large groups.
· Conducts orientation activities for new students and informational sessions for families.
· Provides grade level transitional activities.
· Assists students with course selections that are appropriate for graduation requirements and career plans
· Assists students in developing post-secondary educational plans.
· Provides scholarship information for post-secondary participation.
· Interprets standardized test results.
· Facilitates the integration of the guidance curriculum into the general educational curricula as appropriate.
· Assists in the development and implementation of experiential activities geared toward improving school climate: (i.e. student leadership retreats, diversity workshops, activities that foster school pride and increase cohesion on campus).
· Provides individual counseling and creates and facilitates support groups.
· Consults with and serves as a resource for teachers, staff, and parents regarding the developmental needs of students.
· Conducts and facilitates conferences and in-service programs.
· Maintains records to document interactions, interventions, and decisions.
· Refers students and parents to community agencies, programs, or specialists as appropriate.
· Maintains a list of community resources.
· Fosters links between school and various university and community college admissions staff.
· Operates within the established school procedures and policies; provides support for other school programs and personnel.
· Attends meetings, conferences and in-service trainings to keep abreast of best practices and professional trends.
· Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Knowledge of legal and ethical practices and guidelines in Counseling.
· Demonstrated knowledge of graduation requirements.
· Demonstrated knowledge of school policies and procedures.
· Demonstrated knowledge of community linkages and referrals for student supportive services.
· Strong written and spoken communication skills.
· Knowledge of grammar and command of the English language
· Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide-range of people including teachers, support staff, and students.
· Proficiency with technology, computers and Microsoft Office Suite.
· Ability to articulate, represent professional demeanor and ability to take initiative.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 20 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Immersion: On campus work expected although may be approved to work remotely at administrative discretion only
Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.
This job description is subject to change at any time.