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School Counselor

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Category: School Administration
School: Park Maitland School
Location: Maitland, FL
Date Opened: Apr 3, 2023
Job ID: 418

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Spring Education Group's K-12 Division includes nearly 75 schools, with programs spanning Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Across all our K-12 schools, the common theme is our dedication to providing high-quality education and delivering superior educational outcomes through a variety of acclaimed pedagogical approaches. Our private elementary schools provide challenging academics, personalized attention for each student, and strong partnerships among parents, teachers, students, and staff. Our proven curricula and our caring community of educators are committed to delivering superior preschool through 12th grade education.

The School Counselor is responsible for working in collaboration with professional social/educational services to obtain and provide social services for students and families while modeling and enforcing school policies and procedures. The School Counselor reports to the Head of School and works collaboratively with the entire staff, students, and their families to address, mitigate, and/or remove the personal, social, and behavioral barriers that prevent students from being successful.


Coordinate, develop, and implement support systems to meet students' social, emotional, behavioral, medical, and life skills or other needs in alignment with the School's vision and mission.

Evaluation Criteria
• Evidence that all support systems are in alignment with the School's vision, mission, and Standard Operating Model (SOM) policies and procedures
• Evidence of on-going review of student needs, outreach to needed providers and resources, and on-going support services regularly provided to students
• Evidence of use of school and student data to design systematic interventions based on research, evidence-based practice, and theory
• In collaboration with the school Principals, evidence of identified providers in multiple student service areas (i.e., Individual / Family / Group Counseling; Crisis intervention; Case Management; Employment Assistance / Training; Child Care; Health and Medical; Middle School Preparation
• Create Memoranda of Understanding with community agencies, and service providers
• Use counseling strategies or ensure that on-site providers use counseling strategies to help students so they can be emotionally and socially prepared to maximize their instructional time.

Evaluation Criteria
• Student interviews conducted within the first thirty days of their active date
• Identified student needs in academic, personal, and social domains
• Records show completed assessments, referrals, and counseling with students and families if applicable.
• Immediate referrals, when warranted, with immediate notification to building administrators
• Training records show completion of required trainings for the position (e.g., child abuse, suicide, substance abuse, RtI, etc.)
• Documented evidence in the way of data entered in the student service database and referral forms that show frequency of consultations with students and families
• Build and maintain positive, cooperative, and effective relationships and conduct skill-building seminars with students, families, community, and colleagues

Evaluation Criteria
• Demonstrated evidence of positive relationships with all stakeholders, families, service providers, administrators, colleagues, and students
• Evidence of negotiation and mediation skills when applied to supporting student services and academic growth
• Parent and student satisfaction survey results
• Evidence of consultation / conferences / meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with student
• Support the new student orientation process

Evaluation Criteria
• Observation and participation in the student orientation process
• Follow-up and documentation with all students that complete orientation via a Student Services interview
• Stay abreast and informed of current trends, research, and community agency providers and keep teachers, staff, and administrators informed of same

Evaluation Criteria
• Demonstrated ability to provide colleagues and building administrators with accurate and up-to-date information regarding community agency resources, trends, and research as related to student and family services
• Attend professional development workshops annually and submit a certificate of attendance and training details to the Head of School
• Perform all other duties as deemed necessary, which are aligned in accordance with Company's policies and procedures to ensure student educational and behavioral goals and objectives are achieved.


Knowledge of
• Counseling and/or social work theory and practice
• School, local, state, and federal policies and laws relevant to student services, including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), child abuse, and bullying/harassment
• Community social and family resources, trends, and opportunities
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
• Record-keeping techniques
• Oral and written communication skills
• Telephone techniques and etiquette

Ability to
• Counsel individual students and small groups of students using appropriate theories and techniques with respect to each diverse learner
• Supervise graduate level interns
• Collect and analyze data
• Organize, maintain, and operate school student support services
• Provide specialized assistance and information concerning social, educational, financial, and vocational services
• Work with community agencies to establish Memoranda of Understanding for providing services to students and families
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships
• Meet schedules and timelines
• Plan and organize work
• Use various office productivity software applications
• Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in counseling, social work, sociology, psychology, or related field is required with credentials required to supervise clinical interns in Social Work and Mental Health as defined by local and state post secondary institutions.
• License in counseling or social work preferred
• Minimum of three (3) years experience working with elementary students is preferred
• Experience in education, social services, and community services that will utilize all skills necessary to assist students to become high school graduates and to acquire 21st Century skills to become productive and participating members of their communities is required
• Effective oral and written communication skills required
• Computer literacy required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction.Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: School Administration
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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