All Other Positions - Chester Community Charter School,The
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor
Job Location: Chester Community Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Chester Community Charter School,The
Chester, PA 19013
Telephone: 610-447-0400 EXT 5
Job Description:
Job description
Chester Community Charter School is seeking a dedicated School Counselor to join our team!
Position Title: School Counselor
Terms of Employment: 10 Months
Reports To: Principal and Director of Student Supports and Compliance Services
To provide counseling services to students as directed. Work cooperatively with the interdisciplinary team members to provide services to students and families.
Essential Functions:
  • Provides counseling services to students who have emotional and/or behavioral components in their Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Provides career-counseling services as needed and if appropriate
  • Provides counseling to promote social skills, behavior management, coping mechanisms, and increased attention to task
  • Participates in development and implementation of IEPs
  • Organizes, coordinates, and conducts in-service training for staff regarding behavior management, socialization, Children and Youth Services (CYS) practices, etc.
  • Communicates and works collaboratively with other staff and parents regarding the social and emotional issues of the student
  • Adheres to weekly counseling schedules and provides written documentation to the Director of Social Services/Parent Involvement
  • Participates in formulation of policies related to drug and alcohol awareness, behavior issues, and attention difficulties
  • Maintains daily documentation of all services provided
  • Reports problems of neglect or abuse to local CYS agency
  • Complies with policies, regulations and procedures of the Chester Community Charter School; communicates effectively with parents and works collaboratively with staff
  • Displays high-level professional conduct and image at all times; establishes and maintains an acceptable attendance record; and participates in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling from an accredited college or university
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Certification in Elementary and Secondary School Counselor
Demonstrated Knowledge of:
  • Applicable school counseling laws and practices
  • Understanding and interpreting a student’s IEP
  • Mental health issues and proper procedures for identification and referrals
  • Conducting interviews and engaging students and their families
  • McKinneyVento Act
  • The adverse effects of poverty, trauma and homelessness on children
Demonstrated Ability to:
  • Communicate and manage time effectively
  • Work with students’ emotional and behavioral issues in a manner that respects their privacy and enhances their educational experience both socially, emotionally and academically
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, students, families, team members and others
Note: CCCS has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

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