Long Term Substitute, K-4 Counselor, Jan-Mar 2024

New Vision Charter School

Contract type
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023 12:00 AM
$170-$250/full day
Kindergarten through 8th-grade public charter school

New Vision Charter School is seeking teachers who share our commitment to helping students achieve excellence in and out of the classroom. We strive to provide students with an academically rigorous, content-rich, Core Knowledge curriculum in an environment where character is modeled and promoted.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Prefer a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or similar human services field
  • Highly qualified – passed the CDE PLACE test for school counseling
Essential Functions:
  • Help students attain an optimum level of personal and social adjustment.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students.
  • Ensure that all activities conform to NVCS guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community.
  • Work effectively with community organizations.
  • React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
  • Support the value of education.
  • Abides by ethical standards of the school counseling profession in accordance with the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors.
  • Within the school setting, promotes ethical behavior, including honesty, integrity, fair treatment, and respect for others.
  • Applies counseling, human development, and student learning theory in counseling programs and services designed to enhance student success.
  • Responds to student mental health crises and needs by offering education, prevention, and crisis/short-term counseling and makes referrals to community resources as needed.
  • Works individually, with small groups, or with large groups of students to plan and deliver services based on the integration of multiple sources of data related to student abilities, interests, skills, and achievement.
  • Meets all legal requirements, including timelines for professional practices such as, but not limited to 504, RtI, and/or continuation plans/requirements.
  • Assesses school culture and climate to implement programming that ensures an inviting, respectful, supportive, and inclusive school environment.
  • Supports the students in the active use of self-advocacy skills.
  • Serves on MTSS team – looks at data to set trends and create programs to close gaps in achievement.
  • Contributes to the MTSS process by encouraging collaboration among students, parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff to work toward student success.
  • Effectively uses software and technology to help students select appropriate courses.
  • Supports staff and students in developing positive nurturing relationships.
  • Models exemplary communication skills and collaborates with parents and the community to establish communication patterns.
Continuous Improvement
  • Participates in high-quality professional development specific to School Unified Improvement Plan and based upon professional growth plan.
  • Adapts professional practice based upon current evidence-based research findings and the needs of the environment.
  • Provides guidance on professional development activities for the school related to the counseling profession.
  • Identifies and addresses systematic barriers to student success.
  • Shares results of program audits with stakeholders and the MTSS team to elicit recommendations for change.

Student Development
  • Helps students make decisions for future plans based on academic interests and personal/social data.
  • Supports system-wide integration of positive behavioral supports for all students.
  • Monitors counseling practice to improve behavior and use of time in the learning environment.
  • Adapts services based on the academic, personal/social, and career needs of students.
  • Facilitates student development of academic, personal/social and career goals based upon their unique strengths and talents.
  • Provides adaptive services based upon identified unique characteristics of students and communities.

General Responsibilities:
  • Provide individual and group counseling/guidance to help students cope effectively with personal, social, academic, and family concerns.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students.
  • Update and maintain confidential student records, including cumulative transcripts and student files.
  • Identify students with special needs and make appropriate recommendations and referrals.
  • Implement an effective program of educational planning.
  • Assist with schedules for new enrollments.
  • Attend and assist when necessary with school events such as musical programs, athletics, student recognition ceremonies, and continuation.
  • Ensure that school policies are observed during all activities.
  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques.
  • Obtain advance approval of the Executive Director for all activities and expenditures.
  • Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

New Vision Charter School Mission Statement
Our mission is to challenge, encourage, and empower students every day to persevere on their journey to becoming lifelong learners.

How to Apply:
Certified Positions
To apply, please fill out the online application and submit the following:
  • a letter of interest
  • current resume
  • three letters of reference
  • copy of current Teacher Certification, CDE PLACE test, or other License if applicable

The 2023-24 Licensed Substitute School Year Pay: Range of $170 to $250 per full day depending on counseling experience. This position does not receive benefits.