School Counselor - String Theory Schools
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor
Job Location: 1197 Haworth St. Philadelphia, PA 19124
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: String Theory Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone: 215-334-4222
Job Description:
School Counselor    

The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences seeks a full-time counselor to join the team at our neighborhood campus located at 1197 Haworth St. At Arts & Sciences, students in grades K-8 engage in a unique educational program designed to grow the next generation of creative leaders, and where students focus on the arts and sciences as major subjects alongside a technology-infused, standards-driven academic curriculum. Our teachers are creative, passionate, professional educators that believe every student has specific intelligences that must be nurtured and that all students should have an equal opportunity to achieve their own innate potential.  
Join our team and work alongside educators in a school that values collaboration and innovation! We know the importance of cultivating a supportive work culture, and educators are encouraged to share ideas and experiences in the field. Our teachers are given 90 minutes each week to meet as teams and have access to the latest Apple technology and resources to compliment lesson plans, presentations, and more. Candidates with past experience at public, private and parochial schools will be given credit for those years of teaching as we welcome all qualified, passionate educators to apply to our open positions today!

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Education
  • PA Certification in School Counseling
  • 1-3 years experience as a School Counselor 
  • Experience working with Special Education students
  • Criminal history, child abuse and FBI clearances (Acts 34, 151 and FBI)
  • Candidates must be US Citizens and have permission to work in the United States. The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences will not sponsor a Visa for a candidate.
  • Candidates must either have an official PA state teacher certification, not an emergency certification, or be working towards their official certification.

String Theory Schools counseling candidates...
  • are passionate about creative arts and sciences
  • are undaunted by urban challenges and dynamic change
  • value multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • know technology can transform learning experiences
  • apply feedback and constructive criticism with grace
  • understand that hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive
  • accept responsibility for student growth
  • not only think outside the box, but can find compelling reasons why the box isn’t necessary

 Key Competencies:
  • Develops and implements effective counseling techniques with individual and/or groups of students receiving special education services to provide assistance in meeting academic and social needs.
  • Consults with school administrators, faculty, and other special service personnel relative to the curricular offering which meet the abilities, interests, and needs of students.
  • Collaborates with administrators and teachers in identifying students with special abilities and needs and in providing appropriate classroom placement.
  • Participates in the special education referral process.
  • Supports the placement of identified students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  • Supports programs and actions that facilitate a positive, caring climate for learning
  • Provides guidance services for counseling, consultation, coordination, and student appraisal to meet the educational, vocational, and personal-social needs of students receiving special education services.
  • Build relationships with students and families through thoughtful and frequent communication 
  • Counsels and serves as a resource person for parents on problems affecting the orderly educational, physical, emotional, and social growth of the student receiving special education services.
  • Experience working in diverse settings and/or commitment to improving one’s own cultural competence.
  • Analyze and regularly use both qualitative and quantitative data to inform your practice
  • Access to consistent coaching in instruction and technology integration
  • Access to best-in-class technology resources and a physical framework designed with innovative learning in mind
  • Excellent health benefits (for both you and your family), retirement benefits, and more!
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