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VAVA, High School Counselor, Immediate Hire

K12 Services
District Heights, MD 20747
  • Job Code
    VAVAH17954-00005






WHO ARE WE?


K12



Get to know Virginia Virtual Academy (VAVA)!




K12 believes in education for everyone. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.



Passionate Educators are needed at the K12 partner school, VAVA. We want you to be a part of our talented team!



The mission of VAVA is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!



Utilizing leadership, advocacy and collaboration the High 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 and readiness.



  • Delivers individual and group guidance curriculum supporting student development;

  • Assist students in course placement and course scheduling;

  • Prepares and reviews transcripts and other academic documentation for new and returning students;

  • Works collaboratively with teaching staff to develop a four (4) year plan for inclusion in the Individual Learning Plan (ILP);

  • 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;

  • Works with the teaching team to design and implement an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student in school;

  • Focuses students and families on college and career readiness;

  • Provides academic counseling, including recommendations on Advanced Placement (AP) and technical courses, to challenge and enrich student learning opportunities;

  • Audits student schedules for candidacy for graduation as determined by school and state policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Minimum Required Qualifications:



  • Must live in Virginia or directly on the border

  • Must attach Virginia counselor certification to your K12 profile docs

  • Must attach resume PDF to your K12 profile docs

  • Bachelor's degree AND

  • Three (3) years of experience in counseling and/or advisement OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state certification for Virginia high school counselor.



Other Required Qualifications:



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based search engines, and database systems

  • Flexible schedule; Ability to travel as needed

  • Ability to clear required background check

Desired Qualifications:



  • Masters degree in school counseling

  • Experience with distance learning

  • Advanced coursework in counseling and administration

  • Experience as a 7-12 teacher

  • Experience in a customer service environment.

  • Experience with Local, State, and Federals laws and mandated reporting

  • Experience in a charter school environment preferred

  • Experience with state career planning systems, Pathfinder, or other career planning platforms/tools

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 a home-based position.

  • Must live in Virginia or directly on the border

The above job 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.



K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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Posted: 2020-11-06 Expires: 2020-12-05
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