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Counselor- Options Program

Company: Aurora Public Schools
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Non-Contracted Job/Counselor- OptionsDate Posted: 5/19/2022Location: Options ProgramClosing Date: 08/31/2022Job Title: Counselor, Options School Site Work Year: 50 days, minimum. This is a non-contracted position under Agreement for Services only with no benefits. Reports to: Principal Salary: $32.00 per hour Click here to visit our interactive map where you can find out more information on each individual school, such as highlights, school data, demographics and more. Aurora Public Schools Compensation and BenefitsEssential Duties and Responsibilities: Communicate with parents/guardians of students attending the program, both in person and by phone, that require 504 accommodations. Schedule and facilitate all 504 meetings and review meetings. Meet with parents of students with special needs who are wishing to enroll their child in Aurora options. May be asked to observe students enrolled in Options to confirm teacher observations. When necessary, enter into conversations with parents about their child's classroom behavior. Review past testing results, previous IEP's or 504's, and other documentation to determine if the child's educational and/or emotional needs are appropriate for the Option program. Manage Concurrent Enrollment Conduct orientations with Concurrent Enrollment students Create and disseminate articles helpful to homeschool parents (Options Retention policy, transcripts and the homeschool student, advantages of community colleges, etc.) Support students and parents with Post-Secondary and Workforce options, including college admission, Concurrent Enrollment, ASCENT program, Pickens Technical College and curriculum for the college bound. Recommend students for scholarships, write letters of recommendation, prepare and process school portion of college applications. Participate in establishing policies and procedures for the Options School. Participate in Options Staff meetings and provide insight with regard to educational issues. Meetings may be held at various locations. Create a calendar for counselor-related site visits and communicate that calendar with appropriate individuals. Coordinate the Tom Synnott Scholarship process including maintaining the Synnott Scholarship Application, reviewing scholarship applicants, selecting the scholarship winner, and soliciting donations for the Synnott Scholarship. Work with sites on supporting students' social emotional needs. Education and Licensure: Master's or higher degree in School Counseling Holds a Colorado Special Services Provider license or is currently eligible for one with the appropriate endorsement for this positon A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification and previous work experience

Keywords: Aurora Public Schools, Aurora , Counselor- Options Program, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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