About the Role
SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (SR1 CPSA) Counselor
Reports to: Principal
SR1 CPSA Counselor Job Summary: Are you a dedicated and passionate counselor who desires to see students grow socially and academically? Do you have the energy to serve as an innovative elementary school counselor? If so, SR1 CPSA is the environment for you. The SR1 CPSA Counselor will use innovative counseling techniques with emphasis on social, emotional learning for students.
SR1 CPSA Overview
SR1 CPSA is located in northern Madison County and is the first free College Preparatory and STEM public charter school located in the state of Mississippi. SR1 CPSA is located within Canton Municipal School District, but students who are in surrounding school districts that are rated a “C” or below are also able to attend. The mission of the SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (SR1 CPSA) is to ensure all elementary students have access to a positive and robust learning environment that infuses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) across content areas. SR1 CPSA students will demonstrate growth and proficiency as they graduate prepared to excel in middle school with a solid academic foundation and intrinsic drive to succeed in college. Long term, our students will apply their college degrees to developing solutions to local, global, and environmental challenges as they break generational gaps and diversify the professional workforce. SR1 CPSA will implement best practices and serve as a model school for globally competitive public education.
Possess proper certification and current licensure for position as required by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Hold at least a valid Class “A” License issued by the Mississippi State Department of Education and endorsed in the field of instruction to which he/she is assigned
Clear background check.
Have met other qualifications and requirements as established by SR1 CPSA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Organize a guidance committee that functions in an advisory capacity
Develop a guidance calendar of activities that lists on-going and regular events and activities
Secure and makes available to students and parents/guardians information and material on further educational opportunities and personal growth and development
Develop procedures for guidance program
Implement the guidance curriculum in each teacher’s classroom and/or systematically conducting developmental counseling programs for each grade level throughout the year
Provide resources to teachers to facilitate their teaching of counseling content in their regular lessons
Develop and/or implement programs for conflict resolution
Provide time in the daily schedule for individual counseling of students
Plan and implement group guidance activities
Consult with families, teachers, administrators, and other appropriate individuals regarding services and programs available to/for students
Prepare a list of contact personnel in agencies, programs, and services external to the school setting for collaboration and referral
Interpret test results to appropriate individuals
Assist in identifying students who need interventions/special services
Assist in reviewing students’ progress at the end of each grading period
Assist with registering and orienting new students
Provide families and students with information on school district policies regarding counseling services, student activities, competency and grade-level testing
Inform families of student-related educational opportunities
Consult with administrators and teachers in the planning of course offerings that meet the needs and interests of students
Receives and acts upon referrals from administrators, teachers, families, agencies, and other professional staff
Serve in coordination of behavior interventions
Provide crisis intervention and preventive counseling
Assist families in effective use of community and school resources such as (a) identification of students needing special assistance, (b) maintaining a current file of alternate programs and schools, (c) counseling families and students about alternatives available, and (d) following up on students’ progress
Organize office for most effective use
Prepare/submit reports, records, lists, and other paperwork accurately and in a timely manner
Participate in meetings on the local, district, state, or national level as required or appropriate
Keep informed of developments within the profession by maintaining active membership in appropriate organizations, attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and networking with other professionals
Educational consultation and collaboration with teachers, administrators, and community
Adhere to SR1 CPSA board policies and procedures and administrative directives
Communicate effectively using standard oral and written English
Abide by the American School Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics
Lead and attend staff meetings/trainings as applicable; serve on staff committees
Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, for keeping current with literature, new research findings, for attending appropriate professional meetings and conferences, and to maintain any credits and/or continued education for maintenance of licensure/qualifications required for the position
Maintain and accept responsibility for any school owned fixed asset item assigned to employee and ensure appropriate use by following district policies for acceptable use
Undergo periodic evaluations according to state and board policy procedures
Regular, dependable, punctual, in person attendance is an essential function of this position
Perform such other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the Board of Education, administrator, director or established by district policy
Read, understand, and abide by SR1 CPSA Policy and all other state and federal policies, and procedures and protocols as established by SR1 CPSA and the Mississippi Educator Code of Conduct
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is a standard office setting and school/classroom. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.
Please Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is not a contract or employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. SR1 CPSA may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
For consideration, complete employment application online at www.sr1cpsa.org/employment-application or email résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Résumé and cover letters should be addressed to: Human Resources, SR1 CPSA, P.O. Box 2839, Ridgeland, Mississippi, 39158. No faxes will be accepted.
SR1 CPSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category.
About the Company
SR1 is an award-winning non-profit located in Ridgeland, MS with more than 10 years of experience in providing high-quality college preparatory services to K-12 students in Central Mississippi. SR1 has been authorized to open SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (SR1 CPSA), the first public STEM
charter school in the Fall of 2023.