2nd Semester Elementary Grade Counselor - Atlanta - job 636595

Albany Charter School Network

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Atlanta, Georgia

Employment type: Full-time

Starting Salary: $50,000.00

SUMMARY: Utilizing leadership, advocacy and collaboration the School Counselor promotes student success by providing preventive services and responding to identified needs through implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that helps guide all learners in their academic success, personal and social development, and career and college planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Delivers individual and group counseling curriculum supporting student development

Analyzes student data and develops data-driven programs for intervention action plans

Provides responsive services to individuals or groups on academic and personal issues

Provides an individual planning system to guide students toward post-secondary goals

Assists students in the acquisition of study skills, academic opportunities, and benefits

Provides a support system that strengthens the efforts of teachers, staff, and parents

Supports standardized testing program; parent education; and staff development

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.

Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.

Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leaders to meet goals, welcomes new-comers, and promotes a team atmosphere.

Professionalism: Be professional at all times in communications, appearance, work product, and in representing Georgia Cyber Academy in a positive manner.


Master's degree in Counseling or related field of study AND

Three (3) years of advising, teaching, or student counseling experience AND

Proven experience in effecting positive change in an educational setting OR

Equivalent combination of education and experience


GA PSC School Counseling License/Certificate

desired GA PSC Teaching/Educational Certificate

Clear Fingerprint/Background Check Required.


Experience with student success coaching

Ability to adapt to a changing environment

An ability to support and guide students as well as adults

Experience working with the proposed age group and their families

Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology

Experience working with diverse student populations

Passionate about student engagement and success

Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, OneNote, and G-Suite.

Experience using search engines (internet) for research projects

Ability to read and interpret student academic data and educational reports

Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms

Ability to manage competing priorities with attention to deadlines

Strong critical thinking, planning, and writing skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate effectively within a team

Ability to manage multiple projects within established deadlines

Dependable, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as required

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Excellent organization skills, including ability to incorporate methods and build systems that can be used across the district

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong work ethic and self-motivation

Ability to be flexible, adaptive, and persistent to ensure excellent student outcomes

Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization

Outstanding attention to detail

Maintain a professional home office without distraction during 8-5 workday when working from home

Consistent access to reliable high-speed internet

Valid driver's license and availability of private transportation

Ability to travel 20% of the time as required


Prior educational experience in Teaching, Counseling, Advising, Intervention, Social Work, or related fields

GA PSC Teaching/Educational Certificate

TKES/LKES credentialed

Previous experience as a Learning Coach, Advisor, or Teacher at Georgia Cyber Academy

Previous experience as an online educator or academic administrator

Knowledge of the SCSC Comprehensive Performance Framework

Knowledge of GaDOE CCRPI

Previous experience with online educational tools/curriculum/assessments

Working knowledge of Naviance

Working knowledge of Infinite Campus (SIS)

Working knowledge of Canvas (LMS)

Working knowledge of Jigsaw Interactive (live classroom tool)

Proficient in use of Zoom conferencing tool


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is primarily a Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, 5 days/week, home-based position that may require traveling up to 20% of the time.

During critical periods, in-office days may be required. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).

In-person attendance at professional development, training, conferences, job fairs, meetings, school events, marketing events, and testing sites will be required several times per year.

Light lifting required.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

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