SC Connections Academy- School Counselor, 2022-23 School Year

  • The Charter Institute at Erskine
  • Remote
  • Dec 06, 2022
Other K-12 Guidance

Job Description

Job Details

Description

School Summary

South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school. The school was launched in 2008–09 under contract to the South Carolina Connections Academy Charter School. SCCA is South Carolina’s very first virtual charter school, authorized by the South Carolina Public Charter School District. The school serves students in grades K–12 from anywhere in South Carolina.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working from home in the state of South Carolina, the High School Counselor will provide virtual academic, college/career, and personal/social counseling services to a caseload of students in either 9-10th grade or 11-12th grade. 

The School Counselor roles will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Implement components of the ASCA National Model best practices; 
  • Deliver Needs Assessment annually to staff, parents, and students; 
  • Actively participate in Advisory Council for school counseling;
  • Complete a “Use of Time” analysis for one week in each semester;
  • Provide guidance instruction focused on ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors;
  • Identify students who are in need of intervention and deliver individual and small group support;
  • Help students to research and understand their post-secondary career and educational options;
  • Hold Individual Graduation Plan meetings and complete course selection for student caseload;
  • Follow procedures for dropping courses and changing schedules ensuring that the school’s course selection and drop policies are adhered to;
  • Understand the requirements for state testing, including EOC, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams; 
  • Support on-time graduation for all students by providing additional support to off-cohort or off-track students;
  • Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community resources;
  • Serve as a consultant for staff for student welfare concerns;
  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards.  Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation;
  • Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;
  • Assist in coordinating a Career Day, College Tours, or other school counseling activities related to academic, career, or personal/social topics; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • South Carolina School Counselor certificate
  • Master’s degree in School Counseling
  • Experience working with high school students (Grades 9-12)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with South Carolina colleges, scholarships, and high school guidance via the Uniform Grading Policy and Activity Coding System 
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member 
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for school events and state testing (may require occasional overnight travel)

District

Charter Institute at Erskine

School

SC Connections Academy- online charter school

E-mail Address

randerson@erskinecharters.org