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Middle School/High School Guidance Counselor, iQ Academy, Los Angeles
We are seeking a Middle School/High School Guidance Counselor for iQ Academy, Los Angeles to support students and families in their educational experience. Reporting to the Head of School and the High School Director, the Guidance Counselor is the key coordinator and drives the activities of the student and family support team. iQ Academy is creating a high touch approach to educational support and expects this staff to have superior customer service skills and a commitment and desire to provide the best experience possible for their students and families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Act as the primary and first point of contact for students and parents after the completion of the admission process Act as the liaison between parents, teachers, students Establish pro-active, high touch general and formal student/parent communication mechanisms and expectations Manage intake and orientation of new students Become knowledgeable of the High School curriculum so you can make sound academic placement decisions Work with placement team to decide on appropriate student academic placement Work with the student and family to create the Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP) Manage the logistics of just-in-time support and training in the form of e-blasts and electronic newsletters Present and collect four-year plans for all students Develop and oversee the creation/maintenance of transcripts and report cards Ensure parent and student orientation and training Provide direct student/family support presence (live office hours, asynchronous online support, FAQ, best practices, etc.) Support students with school set-up, first log-in, basic computer set-up/navigation and materials issues - refer to Enrollment Coordinator for further review and resolution Communicate high expectations and shows an active interest in student progress Consult with students and parents Coordinate weekly instructional team meetings including caseload review Proactively work with Instructional Teachers to monitor and track student academic progress and attendance Provide administrators with key metrics and data collection points to inform an effective quality assurance program at the school level Review student attendance weekly Daily follow up for students who have not logged on yet Set up parent/teacher conferences Support students or families having particular difficulty with transition to High School program Help teaching and administrative staff address student concerns (e.g. excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relations, etc.) Flag students at risk for withdrawal Create distribution lists for Teachers, an Elluminate schedule for all school staff and due date calendar to send to all students Help create and make decisions concerning policies and procedures (handbook, late work and other things that pertain to the VHS model) Report evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law Schedule, attend and coordinate parent/teacher conferences Qualifications: Current California Guidance Counselor Credential Masters degree or equivalent work experience 5+ years related experience as a Guidance Counselor Demonstrated problem solving ability Excellent communication skills Ability to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment Self starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision Extensive experience with Microsoft Office software Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook Experience using search engines (Internet) for research projects and student information system and/or other type of database preferred
Desired Attributes: Experience with distance learning Familiarity with content or learning management systems Experience in a leadership role, an administrative credential and/or increasing responsibilities in school administration
In return for your hard work, iQ Academy offers an outstanding combination of salary and an outstanding benefits package.
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