Counselor - Post Secondary & Student Services
Employment Type: Full-Time
This position will be the primary resource for students and teachers regarding post-secondary options. They will help students realize post-secondary options by meeting individually with students, using data, conducting workshops and designing activities that will increase the number of college-bound students each year. This position provides direct certificated instructional support 100% of the time. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*
Meets one-on-one with students (and parents, if required/desired) to discuss post-secondary goals; assists teachers in creating individualized plans for students to reach their goal(s).
Acts as the primary contact for district ROP and vocational programs.
Monitors overall attendance, GPA and expectations for graduation.
Coordinates workshops or seminars quarterly to help inform students and teachers of their post-secondary options and equip students with specific skills required for post-secondary life (i.e., interviewing skills, filling out job or college applications, etc.).
Creates timely hand-outs (or posters) for teachers and students regarding requirements for specific options for students.
Sets goals for the number of college-bound students each year. Track graduates to verify post-secondary activities.
Obtains knowledge of the current UC A-G requirements and communicate with students and teachers.
Tracks senior credit progression monthly to ensure students and teachers know what is required from each student for timely graduation.
Monitors and informs area of SAT and ACT testing sessions, including an accurate master SAT and ACT testing calendar.
Provides students resources for SAT and ACT preparation; facilitate SAT and ACT prep classes on site when appropriate.
Stays up to date on, and inform students, parents, and teachers of the latest financial aid and scholarship information.
Maintains post-secondary boards in centers.
Interviews students with 200+ credits to ensure students are following their post-secondary path and are aware of the needed requirements.
Reports post-secondary data to Assistant Superintendent and Director of Instructional Operations annually.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment, in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with minimal supervision.
Ability to synergize with field and corporate staff to implement the educational program.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem solving skills, while maintaining courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.
Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with students, parents, co-workers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
Working knowledge of MS Office and database management
Prefer bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
Education and Experience:
BA/BS Degree Required.
California 30-day Substitute permit required.
Valid California PPS credential required.
* The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.