School Counselor - Agora Cyber Charter School
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: LTS High School Guidance Counselor
Beginning: Dec 20, 2018
Deadline: Mar 20, 2019**
District: Agora Cyber Charter School
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone: 610-230-2373
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Job Description:
POSITION:                High School Guidance Counselor – Long-Term Substitute
POSITION TERM:   Long-term          
REPORTS TO:        Lead Counselor
DATE:                        August 2017           
  
Position Summary
The Guidance Counselor is the key coordinator and drives the activities of the student and family support team. Agora is creating a high touch approach to educational support and expects this staff to have superior customer service skills and a commitment and desire to provide the best experience possible for their students and families.
 
Essential Functions:
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • Acts as the primary and first point of contact for students and parents after the completion of the admission process
  • Is the liaison between parents, teachers, students
  • Establishes pro-active, high touch general and formal student/parent communication mechanisms and expectations
  • Manages intake and orientation of new students
  • Becomes knowledgeable of the High School curriculum so you can make sound academic placement decisions
  • Works with placement team to decide on appropriate student academic placement
  • Works with the student and family to create the Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP)
  • Manages the logistics of just-in-time support and training in the form of e-blasts and electronic newsletters
  • For more details, apply online at: https://agora.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx 
Competencies:
  • Technology Capacity
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Communications Proficiency
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience using search engines (Internet) for research projects and student information system and/or other type of database preferred
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.
 Physical Demands
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Required Education and Experience:
  • Current Pennsylvania Guidance Counselor Certificate
  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years related experience with active and current Pennsylvania certification
  • All background checks and clearances as required by the PA DOE
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience with distance learning
  • Familiarity with content or learning management systems
  • Experience in a leadership role, an administrative credential and/or increasing responsibilities in school administration
Apply online at: https://agora.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx 
This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  The employee in this position will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her administrator(s) and/or supervisor(s).

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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