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High School Guidance Counselor

Code Number
61841
Title
High School Guidance Counselor
Location
Hogan Preparatory High School
Description
***Must go to http://hoganprep.tedk12.com/hire

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, and teachers
Working knowledge of college and community resources
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to work independently
Ability to follow internal procedures to ensure internal controls are properly maintained


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:



Individual Counseling:

Counsel students individually for developmental, communication skills, problem solving skills, and decision making skills
Conduct initial counseling with crisis issues. Makes referrals to the school’s crisis counselor or community resources as necessary
Assist parents and administration with referrals and exchange of information about community resources as required
Consult with students, teachers, parents, and administration regarding student behavior, academic progress, attendance, and tardiness in order to assist students in resolving issues and modifying behavior
Act as a mediator to bring together individuals in need of problem resolution to include student/student, student/teacher, teacher/parent, etc
Participate with the multi-disciplinary team regarding special needs students to include staffing, consulting, testing, and making recommendations for appropriate accommodations
Enroll and assist new students in getting acclimated to the school’s procedures, learning opportunities, and extracurricular activities




College and Career Counseling:

Provide information to students and parents about a wide range of career and post-secondary educational opportunities
Assist students in registering and preparing for college entrance examinations including PSAT, ACT and SAT tests
Assist students with the college search and application process
Assist students with the college scholarship and financial aid application process
Co-teach the Senior Seminar class


Academic Scheduling and Course Advisement:

Assist the administration with the formation of the master schedule and the development of the school curriculum
Track student progress toward graduation by developing and implementing a four year educational plan and credit check
Assist students and parents annually in course selection and enrollment for the next school year. Make appropriate course changes as necessary during the academic year
Provide information to parents and students regarding educational resources such as tutors, summer school, correspondence courses, study skills materials, etc
Coordinate and oversees the school’s academic probation program by:
Evaluating student progress each quarter
Scheduling meetings with students and parents to place students who are not successful into an academic monitoring and probation status
Writing an academic contract (to be signed by teachers, student, and parent) in an effort to help them improve their academic performance
Monitoring progress on a weekly basis of students placed on probation to check on compliance with their academic contract. Provides information to parents and administration about the student’s progress
Advise students that have not made sufficient progress toward graduation regarding their enrollment status for the following school year, to include the possible necessity for summer school and/or night school to make up lost credits.
Other duties as assigned
Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have:

The minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling from an accredited college or university
A valid Missouri Teacher's Certificate (applicable level-area endorsements preferred)
A completed credential file that meets Hogan Preparatory Academy standards
Five years teaching experience
Three years experience as a Guidance Counselor
Good people skills
Ability to pass extensive background check
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
Self-starter with ability to handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding staff and students
Start Date
7/1/2019
Contact LaToya Brown
Phone: 816-444-3484
Fax: 816-444-3414
lbrown@hoganprep.net
5809 Michigan Ave., Kansas City, MO 64130