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Counselor / REASON Grant Director

at Alaska Teacher Placement

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 10365_1661

Job Description

Openings as of 10/19/2019
Student Support Services

  • Counselor / REASON Grant Director JobID: 10365
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Guidance Counselor

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Office - Kake
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    until filled

      Kake City Schools -
  •   Additional Information:
    Counseling: Hiring one full-time (1 FTE) certified Counselor to support students’ social, behavioral, academic growth as well as college- and career-readiness. The Counselor will also work with families to address family-related barriers to student growth and equip them to support their children’s education. All services will be provided in a culturally relevant context. Counselors will work with students and their families to develop Individual Counseling Plans (ICPs), which will target students’ social and behavioral support needs (including grief counseling and substance abuse education) as well as those of their families. Students will targeted for counseling services based on academic performance (below proficiency) as well as documented behavioral instances. Counselors will contact families of all identified students and schedule a meeting with them to conduct a family needs assessment. Follow-up sessions will be conducted quarterly. The intent of the Counseling component is to address social and behavioral needs that inhibit student success. Additionally, Counseling will connect families with local support resources (e.g., services offered through SEARHC) while providing them with tools to become more involved in their children’s education, college- and career-readiness.

    REASON will address the standards and guidelines of the Alaska (AK) School Counseling Framework. Incorporates the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Standards, Competencies & Indicators.
    Implementation will be in a manner consistent with the research-supported ASCA National Standards and, accordingly, will focus on helping students: a) academic development, including helping students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning, to prepare for college and other post-secondary options and to understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home; b) personal/social development, including helping students understand and respect themselves and others, make productive decisions, set and take necessary action to achieve goals and understand safety and survival skills.
    Professional development: Each year, the School Counselor will participate in a minimum of 50 hours of professional development and training relating to research-based practices including (but not limited to): The American Counseling Association National Model; and the Alaska Cultural Standards for students, among others. In addition, the School Counselor will participate in professional development and training relating to Character Education, drawn from the What Works Clearinghouse. School counseling with a Character Education focus is an inclusive concept regarding all aspects of how families, schools, and community organizations support the positive character development of children. The School Counselor will participate in a minimum of 20 hours of professional development and training each year.