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School Counselor - IDEA Price Hill (22-23)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Position at IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission: The role of School Counselor supports our vision of 100% of students to and through college by leading the work of family engagement, student social emotional learning, and counseling/critical incident/crisis services. Our key tenets of family engagement are implemented through the role of the Certified School Counselor to ensure all staff are building authentic relationships with students and families, there is open two-way communication between the school and family, and a school culture is created with a common mission to foster student growth and development. When the work is lead effectively, the entire school staff is inspired and supported to engage with students and parents in a meaningful way to ensure all students have the academic and social skills they need to achieve their goal of going to and through college.

What You'll Do -- Accountabilities

90% Student Persistence
Provides individual/group counseling for at-risk students and refers students who need intense or specialized services campus-based Licensed Mental Health Provider and/or outside agencies.
Leads the planning of and execution of student and family engagement events that are aligned to the school's culture, community and family needs and promotes the authentic relationship building between the school and the family
Owns the data accuracy and reporting of the campus persistence data. Ensures all data for student persistence is entered correctly and is audited regularly in partnership with the campus SIS. Ensure all staff members know the persistence data and the reasons why students are leaving to allow the campus the chance to adjust and respond to trends identified
Partners with the grade level teams to help identify and coordinate interventions for at-risk students
Leads parent conversations and problem solves to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students and families. May bring in partner staff
Coaches and develops teachers to work with all students, even if the student is struggling behaviorally. Partners with the appropriate lead team/campus team members to support the staff and the student to work together to achieve goals
Recruits community agencies as a resource to meet student and school needs
Prepares and delivers guidance lessons to all students to develop life skills, promote good character, develop resilience, and emphasize the importance of higher education and goal setting

90% New Student Persistence
Leads the work of ensuring 100% of new students and families receive high quality on-boarding starting on day 1 of school in partnership with the Enrollment Specialist and APO on the campus
Leads the planning of and execution of specific new student interactions to help students get acclimated to the campus culture and expectations in a way that is inviting and engaging
Lead the planning and execution of specific new parent events to welcome the new parents to the campus and helps them integrate and get acclimated to the campus culture and expectations
Leads the parent conversations and addresses concerns of our newest families to ensure they are heard and the campus is responsive
Partners with the APO to ensure all new student on-boarding is completed and operational support is given at all new student and new parent events
Owns the campus new student persistence data accuracy and reporting through a close partnership with the SIS at the campus. Ensures all data for student persistence is entered correctly and is audited regularly. Ensure all staff members know the persistence data and the reasons why students are leaving to allow the campus the chance to adjust and respond to trends identified

97.5% ADA
Partners with the Operations team to increase and ensure all students are in school on time, every day. Identifies barriers to attendance and support in connecting the family with community resources or hosts in school sessions to support ADA for the student. Conducts home visits if necessary.
Leads the campus use of REMIND, this entails supporting the training and development of staff to use the app appropriately and consistently to engage with all parents. Proactive communications will be used to support the ADA goal using the mentioned tools.
Creates, distributes and maintains the Parent Communication Flow Chart to help parents know who to contact for the most immediate, accurate response to a question or concern. Will train and hold staff accountable to following the campus process of communication
Leads the creation of and distribution of the school Parent Weekly
Leads communication on Facebook. Is responsible for consistent, at least one per week, posting of messages and events and responding to comments in a professional and timely manner
Administers the mid-year survey to get feedback from parents on communication and events. Is responsible to analyze and create a strategic plan to respond to the parent input

90% of assigned teachers use MTW curriculum with fidelity (as defined by students interact with video program 4 days a week)
Lead teacher and campus training on Move This World curriculum and implementation expectations.
Identify and utilize best practice strategies to invest and create a culture of excitement around the integra-tion of an SEL curriculum in the daily schedule.
Conduct daily rotating observations of Move This World blocks using observation rubric.
Provide teachers feedback on observation rubric at least 1x/month.
Track curriculum progress and send campus weekly PTG MTW update with glows and grows.
Conduct BOY and EOY assessment on SEL competencies, school climate, safety, and sense of belonging.
Review data and create action steps to address campus needs. 100% of assessments are administered with fidelity to the testing program and meet the threshold of 95% students tested
Leads the creation of the campus testing plan as well as the communication and execution of all assessments at the campus.
Responsible to work with special populations partners to ensure 100% of students have the correct accommodations and groupings to allow them to perform to the best of their ability
Leads the training of all staff on the campus to maintain test security and fidelity to the testing programs being implemented
Leads the assessment system management on the campus by providing training and support to staff to ensure thy have access to the assessment data needed to make data driven decisions
Manages all testing materials while remaining in compliance with test security rules and processes
Reports all testing irregularities to District Testing Coordinator and lead investigations at the campus

50% of students receiving RTI supports will meet identified progress monitoring goals for behavior
Designated as the campus RTI point person and will manage the process across the campus
Lead campus trainer on RTI process and positive behavioral supports in the classroom
Gather pertinent data (academic and behavioral) on struggling students from teachers, parents, and support staff
Oversees data collection and progress monitoring at every tier
Use data to help teachers implement Tier 1 behavioral interventions during whole and small group instruction
Use data to help teachers identify and group students who need additional help using Tier 1 behavioral support interventions
Support teachers in documenting student progress
Organize and facilitate the Response to Intervention Committee on campus
100 % of students in the RTI process will be accurately entered into eRTI and reported to PEIMS

Collaborate with school leaders and teachers to reach school goals
Coordinate all standardized testing and district-wide assessments
Empowering students to build emotional intelligence
Identify and proactively work with truant and other at-risk students to identify students at risk of leaving IDEA and lead prevention strategies. Facilitate family involvement.

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

What You Bring -- Competencies

Education: Master's degree in School counseling, counseling, administration, or related field
Experience: Previous experience in a school or school setting
License or Certification: Valid School Counselor Certificate or Mental Health Provider License

Knowledge And Skills
Proven track record of success
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage student behavior
Belief in and alignment with IDEA's mission and values is non- negotiable
Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

What We Offer


Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $60,569 and $72,683, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

Other Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com-muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply

Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

About IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report's top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with new launches in---Jacksonville, FL (2022). Cincinnati, OH (2022), and Arkansas (2023)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

Keywords: IDEA Public Schools, Cincinnati , School Counselor - IDEA Price Hill (22-23), Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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