8.11.2012

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King-Chavez High School - SCHOOL COUNSELOR POSITION AVAILABLE

JOB DEFINITION:
The School Counselor provides pupil personnel services as assigned, including counseling services to pupils, parents and faculty, which will assist pupils in making appropriate decisions regarding school programs and relationships with teachers, administrators and peers.

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/ social development for all students.

SUPERVISOR(S):
School Principal and/or Assistant Principal

Example of Job Duties: (May differ according to assignment)

● DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
○ Discusses the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator.
○ Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders.
○ Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
○ Uses 80% of time providing services through the Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services and 20% of time in program management, system support and accountability.

● MAJOR FUNCTION: DELIVERY OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

○ Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
Individual Student Planning
○ Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans.
○ Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.

○ Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning.

Preventive and Responsive Services
○ Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
○ Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
○ Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
○ Demonstrates involvement with Student Review and Success Teams.
○ Assists in implementation or support of conflict resolution/peer mediation programs.
○ Participates in crisis response.
○ Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.

MAJOR FUNCTION: ACCOUNTABILITY

○ Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.
○ Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.
○ Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Appropriate California Pupil Personnel Services Credential

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experienced in the needs of high school age students and their families.
• Engaging interpersonal skills and strong speaking/writing skills.
• Effective working with groups.
• Collaborative working style and strong work ethic.
• Commitment to professional growth.

To apply please email: vaquerojobs@kingchavez.org


Job Opportunities
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Program Director

Summary:

The Program Director (PD) will be responsible for the oversight of Olivewood Gardens’ (OWG) large edible education program which primarily serves National School District (NSD) in National City, CA in addition to other schools and organizations in the region. The Program Director’s main role will be to manage the daily operations and supervise Olivewood Gardens programmatic staff; ensure the integration of academics into the education program; as well as develop and maintain a successful kitchen program and educational garden.

About Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center:

Started in February 2010, Olivewood Gardens, a 501(c) 3, is a community and garden resource facility and home to the International Community Foundation (International Community Foundation). Olivewood Gardens is a Type One supporting organization of the International Community Foundation. The house, gardens, and property were donated to the foundation by the Walton family in 2006 and later gifted to Olivewood Gardens in 2010.

Qualifications

•    BA or BS degree required, teaching credential preferred
•    5-7 years experience working in non-profit organizations with demonstrated success in non-profit and staff
management
•    Bilingual, English & Spanish preferred
•    5 years of experience guiding and mentoring students (K-12) with a the ability to engage and communicate well with them
•    Sincere passion and background knowledge in the fields of Environmental Education and Edible Education
•    Strong working understanding of the public school system and ability to work with a variety of people in school districts specifically principals and teachers
•    Experience with developing and implementing curriculum and lesson plans
•    Possess strong project management/organizational skills, calendaring, including contract and budget compliance using spreadsheets
•    Excellent leadership skills with the ability to collaborate and motivate Olivewood Gardens program staff
•    Ability to communicate professionally in front of groups of children and adults
•    Networking with partner organizations and maintaining healthy relationships with volunteers, parents, neighbors, school garden educators and the community at large
•    Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills
•    Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time and ability to lift 30 pounds
•    Have reliable transportation

Essentials Duties:

The Program Director will run the day-to-day operations of Olivewood Garden’s kitchen and garden education program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to curriculum development; arranging visits to the garden; working with volunteers and visiting students; outreach to community members; evaluating education programs; and maintaining a successful kitchen program and educational garden. The Program Director will work with community and school leaders to build awareness and support for the benefits of institutional food policy change, and will actively promote the availability and demand for fresh produce in children’s diets. This is an at-will, grant-funded position. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director (ED) of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. A typical work schedule of Monday-Friday with occasional evening and/or weekend work required.  Classification: Exempt Full Time

•    Develop and help manage Olivewood Garden’s program budget on an annual basis
Please send your cover letter and resume to info@olivewoodgardens.org. Also, please list in the subject line: “Your Name” /Program Director”. Please no phone calls.