Guidance Counselor
PACE Center for Girls - Leon, FL

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POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible to administer, evaluate, and guide the girls’ enrolled in all levels of the program in regards to academic care management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Develop, review and revise strength-based Individualized Academic Treatment Plans; motivate and counsel girls in assistance of individual goals.
  • Develop and maintain method for ensuring Academic Improvement Plans, etc. are recorded in the database system in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Help girls evaluate their abilities, interests, talents, and personality characteristics in order to develop realistic academic and career goals.
  • Provide care management to girls.
  • Ensure girls are placed in accurate academic setting; facilitate educational groups for entering and exiting the program.
  • Provide academic portion of transition planning.
  • Create and implement training topics as assigned.
  • Participate in care review planning academic services based on girls’ needs.
  • Promote PACE within the community, conferences and public speaking events.
  • Maintain building and grounds cleanliness and safety; participate in safety drills, first aid and disaster preparedness.
  • Adhere to established budget guidelines.
  • Create partnerships to maximize monetary potential by incorporating volunteers, donations, etc.
  • Facilitate the integration of Gender Responsive Programming and PACE Values and Guiding Principles.
  • Administer state required tests, i.e. FCAT, STAR Reading/Math/Writing assessments and others to comply with state regulations.
  • Coordinate and create student schedules according to Academic Roadmap. Continuously review roadmap with girls’.
  • Coordinate with teachers the planning, tutoring, testing for each girl; document monthly progress.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive. Pace Center for Girls reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, social services or related field required. Masters, preferred.

Experience / Skill requirements :
  • Minimum of one-year education or social services experience required.
  • Florida State Teacher certification or eligibility for certification required.
  • Knowledge of state and local school district pupil progression plan, graduation requirements preferred.
  • Ability to possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Guidance Counselors work a 40-hour week, with occasional evening work required. This is a year-round position. Counselors must possess high physical and emotional energy to handle the array of problems they address. Dealing daily with these problems can cause stress. Counselors are provided a private office.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ability to establish and maintain boundaries, and interact professionally with girls, staff, and guests.
  • Ability to acquire annual training, licensure or certification needed for position.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to make program decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to keep all girls information confidential.
  • Ability to utilize and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment i.e. personal computers, calculators, etc.
  • Ability to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.
  • Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to be multi-task oriented.
  • Ability to utilize manual dexterity.

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