The School Counselor helps develop, manage, and deliver a comprehensive school counseling program for K-8 scholars, to consult with and assist teachers, parents, and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping scholars; to protect the confidentiality of scholar records; and to provide appropriate support to educational and social emotional learning programs. Counselors also collaborate with the school leadership team to ensure the implementation of a successful program.
Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of scholars
Assist all scholars, individually or in groups, with developing academic and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
Assist scholars with high school placement and college and career exploration
Provide information and/or support to parents as needed or requested
Assist leadership team, teachers, and parents regarding the scholar’s educational needs
Support new scholars to the school through orientation activities
Participate in the intervention team process or school support team
Provide individual and group counseling to scholars with identified concerns and needs
Implement an effective counseling referral and follow-up process
Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
Monitor scholar academic performance, behavior, and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
Consult with parents, staff members, and community agencies regarding strategies to help scholars
Refer scholars and their families to special programs, specialists, and community agencies when appropriate
Counsel and support scholars and their families facing emergency situations and make appropriate outside referrals
Plan and evaluate the counseling program
Promote a positive working relationship with scholars, staff, and members of the community
Develop and maintain a library of pertinent information available to scholars, parents, and staff
Work with Department of Student Life & Leadership to coordinate scholar recognition programs, leadership activities, assemblies, parent workshops, and school-wide scholar events
REQUIRED SKILLS ABILITIES:
Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel; extensive communication (verbal and written) with scholars, staff and internal/external stakeholders is required
Will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses, and others when handling or responding to incidents. Requires the use of sound judgment.
Knowledge of SEL
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Georgia Educators Certification required
Masters in School Counseling required
Minimum 2 years of school-based work experience required
Assessment Management experience preferred
Ivy Prep Academy has an established culture of achievement whereby academic success is vital, and the development of a girl’s individual potential is central. All Ivy Prep scholars receive a personalized education plan that guides their journey to success. They are taught by highly effective teachers who understand how girls learn best, and how to inspire each scholar to reach their potential.
We go beyond math, science, and language arts. Our rigorous curriculum and after school activities expose scholars to a host of academic and social avenues, including coding, public speaking, foreign language, college-career readiness tours, physical education, music, dance, step, cheerleading and more.