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Elementary Guidance Counselor

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Category: School Administration
School: Sagemont Preparatory School
Location: Weston, FL
Date Opened: May 17, 2023
Job ID: 1427

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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 Sagemont School inspires academic excellence through intellectual exploration, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Students are encouraged to take responsible risks and develop a deep understanding of social responsibility as active agents of change.

The Sagemont School is seeking a passionate and experienced Guidance Counselor to develop and implement a counseling program to assist students in their personal, social, and academic development for our elementary students.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and short-term social and emotional problems
  • 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
  • Identifying issues that affect school performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates
  • Counsel individual students and small groups of students using appropriate theories and techniques with respect to each diverse learner
  • Working with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habits
  • Helping students create a plan to achieve academic success
  • Evidence of on-going review of student needs, outreach to needed providers and resources, and on-going support services regularly provided to students
  • Coordinates the Advanced Placement testing program and middle school standardized assessments
  • Identified student needs in academic, personal, and social domains
  • Collaborating with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other school professionals and representatives of community resources
  • Maintaining records as required
  • 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
  • Support the new student orientation process
  • Attend professional development workshops and staff meetings
  • Conduct workshops with students on life skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
Able to discuss topics which may be sensitive
Demonstrated ability to work on a team
Record-keeping techniques
Oral and written communication skills

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES:
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in counseling, guidance, education, psychology, or related field is required.
Minimum of three (3) years' experience working with middle and high schools' students in counseling services
Effective oral and written communication skills 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: Salary
  • Travel Required: No
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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