The Museum School of Avondale Estates
The Museum School of Avondale Estates seeks a qualified, dynamic, and passionate educator to become the school’s part-time lower elementary guidance counselor. The guidance counselor will work closely with school staff to identify student needs and will support students through varied delivery models including small group, whole group and individual sessions. Additionally, the guidance counselor will work closely with classroom teachers to develop and implement lessons targeting the needs of large groups of students. The counselor will be responsible for college and career lessons, portfolios, and all related requirements identified by the GA DOE.
The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers, and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal, and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success. The Museum School offers the accessibility of a public school with the organizational and curricular innovation of a museum school model. Beginning at the neighborhood level, students develop a strong sense of community, independence, responsibility, and respect for the impact of their decisions and actions on others. These skills will inspire them with the confidence to identify and manage problems at the local and global level.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in School Counseling; Master’s degree is preferred
- Georgia counseling certification; Certification/Endorsement in more than 1 field preferred
- Minimum of three years of successful experience in teaching and/or counseling.
- Knowledge of and experience implementing various delivery models for school guidance
- Experience working with a diverse student population preferred
- Experience integrating Guidance Standards within lessons and activities
- Ability to advocate, nurture, and sustain an environment conducive to supporting student learning
- Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Providing support to students in a variety of settings, including innovative group counseling practices
- Developing and implementing lessons and activities based on individual needs and learning styles
- Working with the Principal to implement school-wide programs (i.e. Red Ribbon Week, Career Day)
- Assisting Principal in updating and implementing school-wide policies including but not limited to attendance, child abuse protocol, etc.
- Designing and implementing college and career readiness programming and activities as required by the GA DOE
- Planning collaboratively with school staff to enrich general curriculum and thematic units, support Learning Expeditions, and prepare for Exhibit Nights
- Participating in Professional Development workshops and opportunities
How to Apply
The position will be for the 2017-2018 school year. Qualified candidates should send resume, a detailed cover letter and 3 references to:
923 Forrest Blvd
Decatur, GA 30030