School Counselor- ASPIRA

Posted on: October 26, 2023 | |

Antonia Pantoja High School (APHS) strives to create a challenging, safe, and supportive learning environment. APHS students are valued individuals with unique, personal and academic needs. Our school empowers students through a balance of traditional and innovative programs along with strategies to help them develop their strengths and self-esteem. APHS students are exposed to a variety of post-secondary opportunities through the school’s network of local and state learning institutions.

Aspira has an immediate opening for an exceptional School Counselor. Come join our Team.

High school Counselors advise students in making academic and career plans. Many help students with personal problems that interfere with their education. They help students choose classes and plan for their lives after graduation. Counselors provide information about choosing and applying for colleges, training programs, financial aid, and apprenticeships. They may present career workshops to help students search and apply for jobs, write résumés, and improve interviewing skills.

ASPIRA School Counselor Essential Functions:

Help students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through individual and group counseling
Provide individual and small group counseling based on student needs
Work with students to develop skills, such as organization, time management, and effective study habits
Help students set realistic academic and career goals and develop a plan to achieve them
Evaluate students’ abilities and interests through assessments, interviews, and individual planning
Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
Analyze academic data and create plans to keep students on track to graduate
Deliver classroom guidance lessons on topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation, etc.
Develop and implement prevention, intervention and support services using the ASCA Code of Ethics
Ensure the confidentiality of protected information
Take appropriate and timely measures to keep students safe
Report any suspicion of abuse and/or neglect as required by law. CPS – See Something/Say Something
Provide prevention and crisis management services and serve on the crisis management team
Create, implement and maintain career education plans for all students
Consult and collaborate with teachers, staff and parents to support student achievement and wellness
Plan and implement a college student monitoring system and conduct college visits to support Naviance
Assist in the development of programs and services with external partners
Assist teachers with recommendations for effective classroom management
Maintain PowerSchool records on student referrals by log entries
Develop and maintain family outreach programs and community partnerships
Conduct home visits as needed to ensure student engagement
Make sure students with special abilities and needs are supported and integrated
Assist with registration of students, planning class schedules and graduation activities
Support ASPIRA mission and school operations through active participation and involvement in ASPIRA and community events
Complete documentation and reports as required by Federal, State and local agencies and requested by Principal or designee
Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the central administration, parents, and representatives of resource agencies
Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school
Perform other duties as assigned
Other duties include the following:

Use aptitude and achievement assessments to help clients evaluate their interests, skills, and abilities
Evaluate student’s background, education, and training to help them develop realistic goals
Guide students through making decisions about their careers such as choosing a new profession and the type of degree to pursue
Advise students on how to resolve problems in the workplace such as conflicts with bosses or coworkers
Help students select and apply for educational programs to obtain the necessary degrees, credentials, and skills

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology from an accredited university
Professional Educator License in Counseling Required.
Clinical experience working in school or community-based organizations preferred
Experience working with minority students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and in the target community to be served
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish preferred
Ability to use technology effectively and efficiently
Current valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance level
Willingness to travel with advance notice
Willingness to work flexible hours and weekends according to program needs
Statement of other duties: This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.