School Counselor in Fort Washington, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive data-driven school counseling program aligned with Fairwold Academy’s mission of providing high quality comprehensive academics within a therapeutic framework. The certified School Counselor serves as a member of the school team to support a safe and positive school climate, and collaborates with other school personnel to meet student needs in academic, career planning, and personal-social development. The Certified School Counselor reports to the principal.

Performance Requirements

  • Uses school data to identify and assist individual students who do not perform at grade level and do not have opportunities and resources to be successful in school.
  • Creates yearly, data-driven goals that advance student outcomes in areas of academic, social/emotional, and college/career development.
  • Develops counseling curriculum utilizing evidence-based programs; designs measurements for student progress in social skills, career education, and self-management skills; plans and instructs lessons, units, and themes associated with each content area.
  • Provides direct service and actively engages students in instructional lessons in social skills, character education, and career education; implements and interprets career interest inventories and career vocational planning.
  • Plans and manages all school-wide events related to academic, career, and social/emotional activities, including, but not limited to, character education, bullying initiatives, career development, counseling plans, monthly themes, and PBIS.
  • Analyzes and reports outcomes of the school counseling program and goals, including but not limited to, anti-bullying, PBIS, and career education initiatives which are presented in the context of the overall school and district performance.
  • Provides preventative education and skill building along with counseling for students during times of transition, separation, heightened stress and critical change.
  • Supports the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and tiered intervention strategies, and collaborates with both school-based and community mental health providers to enhance student success.
  • Provides support to the school community at all times to maintain an orderly school environment and serves as an environmental manager; provides mobile support to students in crisis or those students demonstrating non-compliant behavior; reintegrates students back into program. 
  • Documents all behavioral incidents.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Education, or related field.  Must hold current Pennsylvania Department of Education Elementary and Secondary School Counselor K-12 certification qualified to counsel all children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade as a Guidance Counselor, or Elementary School Counselor and Secondary School Counselor certification.
  • Must accumulate professional education ACT 48 credits to maintain certification.
  • All Instructional I certificate holders must convert to Instructional II within the policies and guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.