School Counselor - Innovative Arts Academy Charter School
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor (6-12)
Job Location: INNOVATIVE ARTS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Innovative Arts Academy Charter School
Catasauqua, PA 18032
Telephone: 610-403-2787
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Job Description:
INNOVATIVE ARTS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

MISSION STATEMENT:
Educate. Motivate. Create. Innovate.

VISION STATEMENT:
Innovative Arts Academy Charter School promotes diversity and instructional integrity so that all students achieve their maximum potential in an arts-centered, innovative and challenging learning environment.
To foster lifelong learning and ensure personal success for all students, IAA creates respect for community, excellence in education, and a commitment to service.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The School Counselor supports students and families’ emotional needs. The School Counselor shall have an understanding of the psychosocial development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process.

JOB TYPE: 
     Full-time, Contract

PAY:
     From $50,000.00 per year

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand and practice in accordance with, federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and/or policies that relate to students and families, such as, child protection/child abuse, special education, attendance, education rights and privacy
  • Ability to work with specialized groups, such as student parents, unaccompanied youth, adjudicated youth, youth with special education requirements, etc.
  • Complete needs assessment and connect students/families to desired service
  • Advocate for student educational needs
  • Assist and provide support with student conflict resolution meetings, parent meetings, and student behavioral meetings
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students relative to academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  • Familiar with mental health diagnosis, techniques, and interventions
  • Maintain special education student caseload by providing required counseling services
  • Provide crisis intervention support, counseling, and education for topics such as bereavement/grief, bullying, positive relationships, societal concerns, etc.
  • Provide cultural competency training to staff/faculty
  • Complete and maintain student files/ documentation
  • Communicate student concerns regularly with building administration
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal or assignee
QUALIFICATIONS, CRITICAL SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Master’s degree in School Counseling/Counseling Education, from an ASCA accredited program
  • Certified in Pennsylvania
  • Bilingual, Spanish (Preferred)
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to organize tasks.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks within close time proximity.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment.
  • Must possess computer skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with students, parents, and other school employees
  • Must be able to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Must have effective listening skills.
  • Must demonstrate talent in the instruction of students with varied styles and levels of mastery.
  • Must appropriately handle confidential information.
Please send resume, cover letter, clearances (FBI, PA State Police, PA Child Abuse) and PA Standard Application to hr@iaacslv.net

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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