School Counselor - Freire Charter
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 6th Grade Academic Advisor
Job Location: Freire Charter Middle School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Freire Charter
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full-time 6th grade Academic Advisor.  This is a Long-Term Substitute position, starting immediately and ending approximately in late April. An academic advisor is the liaison between student, parent, and teachers, leading to successful academic outcomes for all students of the 6th grade.    Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.
Successful candidates will have the following attributes:
  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Superb organizational and communication skills
About Freire Charter Middle School

High expectations. Solution-oriented. An emphasis on growth for both students and teachers.  Teaching every single day with urgency, because every minute matters.  Supporting the entire student - academically, behaviorally, and emotionally.   And an unwavering commitment to unleashing the potential in every single student.

Freire Charter Middle School opened its doors in 2012.  In our 6 short years, we are challenging what is possible during Middle School.  This past year, Freire Charter Middle School was ranked as the #4 Middle School in Philadelphia and 1 of only 2 schools (elementary, middle, and high) in all of Philadelphia to score a perfect 100 for growth, per the School Progress Report.  There are over 2,000 schools in Pennsylvania and Freire Charter Middle School students achieved the 3rd highest ELA growth score and the 18th highest Math growth score.  Our behavioral expectations demand that students keep the focus on what matters most - learning - while supporting them in making healthy and safe decisions.  Our instructional coaching program supports all teachers in growing as instructors, no matter how experienced they are.  Our growth mindset is deeply rooted in all we do.  We are safe, we are real, and we need you to push us even further!     

Our staff:
  • believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure that all students learn.  We take student achievement personally.  
  • believe that student achievement can be measured in tangible ways.
  • believe that constant self-reflection and growth is essential to improving their craft.  
  • believe in actively building a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative school community.
Freire Charter Middle School offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to developing all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.  

To apply, click here.

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