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School Counselor 2020-21 Academic Year (Eligibility Pool)

Certificated | Concord, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT Clayton Valley Charter High School

Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) is a high performing charter high school in Concord, CA. The school opened in 1958 and converted to a charter school starting in the 2012-13 school year.  With a strong academic reputation, CVCHS has a relentless commitment to the academic success of all students and has achieved remarkable academic growth for all subgroups of students.  As a comprehensive high school, CVCHS is committed to providing students tremendous opportunities to be well-rounded, with a commitment beyond academics that includes character development, athletics, and the arts.  We are focused on our vision of preparing all students for college and career readiness.  Our Governing Board and Administration are united in our vision of academic rigor with relevant application to student’s current and future real-world experiences, with a commitment to empowering teachers and staff to fulfill the mission of providing the best education to our students.

ROLE SUMMARY

The School Counselor advises students on their educational program, citizenship, scholastic and vocational aspirations, and their relationships with teachers and peers.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Focus on meeting the needs of all students, including at-risk students 

  • Monitor and advise all students and their parents as to progress toward graduation

  • Prepare students for the transition to the next level of high school and post high school

  • Participation in Targeted Case Management (TCM) that ensures low performing students graduate and go to college 

  • Ensure all students meet the A-G admissions requirement

  • Inform parents and students of graduation requirements as outlined by the Governing Board and Executive Director by preparing and presenting in the Parent Education Nights and grade level meetings

  • Work with College Counselor ensuring all students implement a 4-year plan

  • Consult with teachers, administrators, and parents regarding the academic needs of students

  • Assist administrators with the registration of all students, ensuring proper placement in academic courses

  • Counsel students regarding attendance, discipline, emotional concerns, and social media usage

  • Naviance Site Administrator - must have an excellent working knowledge of Naviance software as well as working knowledge of PowerSchool, StrongMind, and the National Student Clearinghouse software programs

  • Freshman Transition Career Assessments

  • Leader of 9th & 12th Grade Parent Nights

  • Provide all grades with Classroom Presentations of college information

  • In-charge of Academic Letters and Honor Roll

  • Take the lead role in communicating with all staff and students of events on-campus

  • Coordinate PSAT and Pre-ACT administration

  • SAT & ACT test materials, information, Prep Class & Boot Camps coordination as well as On-Site Supervisor and AP SSD Coordinator

  • Create and keep updated, program brochures for Guidance Department

  • FAFSA Information & Materials

  • Host on-campus visits with universities, community college, and military representatives

  • Summer Enrichment Program opportunities

  • Maintain Scholarship lists and catalogs

  • Keep updated information on Internships, Jobs, and Vocational/Trade Schools

  • Coordinate College Application Workshops, Awareness Month in November, and College Fairs

  • Website maintenance for Guidance & College/Career section

  • Responsible for Senior Surveys and Targeted Case Management

  • Senior Awards Night Coordinator

  • Site Administrator for online credit recovery using StrongMind software

  • Teach Freshman Transition Make-up Class 4 times a year

  • Meet with parents & students about college and career information

  • Assist students through Course Selection and Walk-Thru registration

  • Coordinate College field trips and the Oakland A’s Education Day field trip

  • Create or coordinate special events (i.e.: Cash for College Night, Get Schooled Challenge, etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned

ABILITY TO:

  • Ability to work comfortably with students, staff, parents, and the community

  • Ability to promptly return calls and emails, including parent emails, within 24-48 hours

  • Ability to thoroughly understand school policies and procedures, and to explain them to students and parents

  • Demonstrable understanding of the importance of academic planning in the context of a rigorous academic environment

  • Effective interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and record-keeping skills

  • Knowledgeable about course offerings and general college requirements and extracurricular opportunities

  • Positive, successful record as a secondary-level educator, preferred

  • Proactive demeanor, responsive to the needs of students, parents, teachers, and administrators

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field

  • Must possess or be in the process of obtaining a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Counseling

  • Master’s Degree (Strongly Preferred)

  • 3+ years experience in a Guidance/School Counselor role at the high school level

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
Work Position (Percentage of Time):
Standing: 30 Walking: 20 Sitting: 50
Body Movement (Frequency):
None (0) Limited (1) Occasional (2) Frequent (3) Very Frequent (4)
Lifting (lbs.): 15-18 Lifting: 2 Bending: 2
Pushing and/or Pulling Loads: 1 Reaching Overhead: 1 Kneeling or Squatting: 1
Climbing Ladders: 0 Climbing Stairs: 2

NON-DISCRIMINATION: Clayton Valley Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, or mental or physical handicap in any of its policies or procedures related to admissions, employment, educational services, programs or activities.