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School Year - School Counselor - Grades 7, 8, and 9

Company: School Lane Charter School
Location: Bensalem
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

We are now accepting applications for a School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year. This is an 11-month position (August 1 through June 30). This individual will work with students in grades 7, 8, and 9 providing individual and group school counseling services and facilitation as needed.

New employees are expected to attend New Staff Orientation on August 15th & 16th, and the week of staff professional development beginning August 19th. First day of school for students is August 26, 2024.

Essential Functions

  • Provides counseling to students both individually and in a group setting to facilitate personal development, problem solving, conflict resolution skills, and social-emotional well-being
  • Responsible for the assessment, evaluation, accountability, scheduling and managing the development and implementation of activities necessary for timely and effective problem solving activities including student and adult mediation
  • Consults and collaborates with families, staff, community agencies and/or other school services
  • Keeps detailed records of meetings and actions with students
  • Collaborates with the Administrative team to develop and maintain instruction in conflict resolution and peer mediation skills for students
  • Conducts classroom guidance activities based on the National School Counseling Standards
  • Intervenes in crisis situations and assists in defining the crisis
  • Collaborates with Administrative team for possible cases of abuse/neglect prior to contacting county agencies for assistance Position Requirements
    • BA in Education or a related field. Master's Degree in School Counseling
    • PA Department of Education School Counselor Certification
    • Prior experience with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme a plus
    • Ability to positively interact with students to encourage development
    • Experience in alternative conflict resolution, facilitation and mediation/peer mediation
    • Supportive, empathetic, nurturing and patient personality and excellent listening skills
    • Strong researching, planning, and organizational skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and interact effectively with all students, staff, parents and community organizations
    • Ability to follow detailed instructions
    • Excellent dependability and reliability
    • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
    • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
    • Experience with MS Office

      Applicants who do not yet have their PA certificate may upload the official College Verification of Eligibility Letter, which states you have successfully completed the program and are eligible for certification in lieu of the PA certification document.

      Thank you for your interest in a position with School Lane Charter School. Please understand the submission of an application does not guarantee a screening interview. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

      Offers of employment are contingent upon the following: your ability to establish that you are authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of criminal, child abuse, and FBI background checks; successful completion of reference checks; and successful completion of required drug testing.

Keywords: School Lane Charter School, Philadelphia , School Year - School Counselor - Grades 7, 8, and 9, Education / Teaching , Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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