University Settlement Society

Job Title

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Job Description

OVERVIEW:  The Broome Street Academy Charter High School will prepare our young people for post-secondary success that leads to positive life outcomes.  We value student strengths and will provide multiple pathways to success through a curriculum of rigorous academic, career and social instruction grounded in the principles of positive youth development.

 

Broome Street Academy values:

•     The development of individual student strengths

•     Caregiver involvement

•     A learning environment that fosters mutual respect

•     A safe, supportive school climate

•     Standards based curriculum that is relevant

•     Student learning that is meaningful and goal oriented

•     Development of and respect for community partnerships

•     Healthy social and emotional relationships

 

The Guidance Counselor will develop and administer a comprehensive program that promotes and enhances academic, personal, social, and career development for students in their respective grade levels. He or she will manage the early awareness to the college selection process, and help to create life skills and career exploration curriculum that includes a high school and college graduation roadmap.  The Guidance Counselor will help students evaluate their abilities, interests, and talents to develop academic and career. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of Broome Street Academy and a belief that all students, given the right opportunities, will have the chance to succeed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Serve as 11th and 12th grade guidance counselor, providing education and guidance on the HS process to students and families

·        Act as school Scheduler with the support of the Guidance Staff and Dir. of Student Services

·        Assist students with transitioning  to the next grade level

·        Consult with and serve as a resource for students, guardians, parents, and teachers regarding the developmental needs of students, including determining priorities for students and their resource needs

·        Discuss and support the transfer process for over-age under-credited students as necessary

·        Collaborate with school staff and administrators to ensure that students are academically on grade level

·        Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations and prepare reports as needed or as requested by Head of School

·        Attend meetings, conferences, and in-service trainings to keep abreast of best practices and professional trends

·        Conduct evaluation sessions with the students, using interviews, counseling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests, and other methods to evaluate and advise students, guardians, parents, and teachers

·        Work within non-traditional school schedules and organizational structures that meet the needs of our students

·        Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Master’s degree in School Counseling with all appropriate certifications, required

·        4+ year’s experience as a School Guidance Counselor or equivalent required

·        Demonstrated knowledge of NYS educational sequence(s) and Regents Exams

·        Knowledge of the college admissions process, including financial aid and scholarships

·        Strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written

·        Experience in and passion for urban, public education required (NYC preferred)

·        Proficiency in PowerSchool and ATS strongly preferred

·        Experience in planning and design of small schools preferred

Salary Information

FTE: 40 hrs/Week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to bsajobs@broomestreetacademy.org. Specify job title and how you heard about the position.

Broome Street Academy Charter High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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