Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School School Counselor in South Hadley, Massachusetts
SOUTH HADLEY School Counselor PVPA has an opening beginning in the 2023-2024 school year for a school counselor serving middle and high school students. The counselor\'s role is that of the student advocate and support to help students achieve academic, personal/social and career successes. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university Meet MA DESE School guidance counselor grades 5-12 licensure requirements CORI/fingerprint check Primary Responsibilities: Participate in the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that follows the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and is rooted in the ASCA model framework Use a culturally-responsive approach to working with students, promote understanding and appreciation of diverse populations and cultures, and provide equitable opportunities for all students Gather and analyze data regularly, and use data to ensure equity of programming, make decisions about program offerings, and monitor efficacy of program activities and interventions Develop, document, and deliver school counseling curriculum based on identified school-wide priorities and promoting the academic success, career-readiness, and personal, social, and emotional development of all students Assist students in developing and meeting academic, career, and social-emotional goals by providing goal-oriented counseling to individuals and small groups Support students and their families in learning about post-secondary vocational and educational pathways Provide critical and timely information to students and parents/guardians regarding PVPA enrichment opportunities, special school and summer programs, and post-secondary scholarships and career planning workshops Educate students and their parents/guardians about the PVPA course selection process to ensure that all students are enrolled in an appropriately challenging course of study Review and update student records to ensure that students are tracking towards promotion and graduation Actively participate as a member of the middle school team to promote student academic success and social-emotional well-being. Actively participate as a member of the school-wide Student Support Team to provide appropriate preventative and responsive services to students. Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies and specialists, and communicate and collaborate with outside providers as needed Welcome and encourage family participation in the school community, including integration of new students and families into the school culture Actively communicate with parents/guardians about student behavior, attendance, and habits of work and learning with regard to school achievement Consult and collaborate with teachers and administrators to understand and meet the needs of students and their parents/guardians in the school setting Collaborate with students, teachers and Academic Support staff to identify, implement, and track interventions for students who are not making effective academic progress Ensure parents/guardians understand the Special Education pre-referral process Provide relevant and up-to-date academic information for all Special Education Team Meetings and assist in the development and implementation of Section 504 Accommodations Plans Maintain accurate records for each student, including a log of all counseling activities that track attendance, dates, and times of individual and group counseling meetings Participate in scheduled meetings and school-wide teams as appropriate Support standardized testing administration as needed Follow the American School Counselor Association \"Ethical Standards for School Counselors\" Actively pursue formal and informal professional development opportunities to build capacity to meet and exceed PVPA Educator Competencies for School Counselors.