School Counselor - Collegium Charter School
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor (5-6)
Job Location: Collegium Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Collegium Charter School
Exton, PA 19341
Telephone: 610-903-6338
Job Description:
Collegium Charter School is a public K-12 school located in Exton, Chester County, Pennsylvania. We were founded in 1999 with a mission to educate students to reach their fullest academic potential, and to empower students to become productive global citizens as they embrace their authentic selves and determine their pathway to success. Collegium is very proud of our dedicated and innovative faculty and of our students, who number about 2,800, and are as talented as they are diverse.  

Title: School Counselor (5-6)
Reports To: Principal
Employee Type: Full-Time, School Year Only, Salaried, Exempt

Provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools; and assist students in developing educational and occupational goals and plans.

Job Responsibilities
This list is intended to be illustrative rather than complete and serves to show major duties and responsibilities and does not express or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. The employee will be required to perform other duties requested by the supervisor and/or school administrator.
  • Serves as ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
  • Assist teachers in developing sensitivity to the particular needs of individual students and developing strategies to meet these needs
  • Assist classroom teachers in implementing aspects of the CCS curriculum that include guidance related issues. For example, understanding self and others, coping strategies, peer relationships, effective social skills, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, study skills, career awareness, substance education and multicultural awareness
  • Advise students and families on academic planning for course work at CCS
  • Advise students and families on after high-school career and academic choices.
  • When appropriate, implements and oversees mediation, conflict resolution and anger management techniques to assist the principal in the administration of the CCS Student Code of Conduct.
  • Make appropriate referrals for special services for students and families within the school and community.
  • Shares responsibility for professional, cooperative staff relations and activities important to the operation of school, including demonstrating flexibility when working with colleagues
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Enforces the CCS Student Code of Conduct, the CCS Uniform Code, and the CCS Computer Usage Code
  • Promotes good citizenship through actions as a role model
  • Conducts himself or herself according to professional, ethical principles that reflect favorably upon the individual and the school
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality pertaining to school and students’ information, progress, and records
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by supervisor and/or school administrator
  • Abides by the CCS Employee Manual, CCS policies and procedures, and all current PA Public School expectations

  • Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field and Elementary School Counselor Certification. If certification is from a different state, PA certification must be obtained within a determined timeframe.
  • Experience and demonstrated competency as a school counselor
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations
  • Required Clearances include Criminal Background Clearance (Act 34), Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151), and FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114), all dated within one year of receipt
  • Meets criteria for employment in a PA Public School

Work Environment and Physical Demands
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate depending on the specific site

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