DELTA HIGH SCHOOL
Traditional 200 work days 7 Flex
Salary Range: $44,204 - $51,264
Essential Functions and Objectives:
- The Educational Counselor collaborates with schools, parents and community organizations to identify and provide the support, direct services and advocacy needed for students and families in the Denver Public Schools.
- Evaluates students’ abilities, interest, talents, and personality characteristics in order to develop appropriate academic and career goals, increase student achievement, and improve graduation rate.
- Actively engages in identifying student needs, especially when it has to do with their academic or social lives, and provides/suggests solutions where necessary.
- Consults with teachers, parents, and school personnel about learning, social, and behavioral issues.
- Confers with teachers and parents regarding the student's strengths, opportunities for growth and aptitudes.
- Maintains a positive school environment through effective conflict resolution, collaboration, positive reinforcement, and modeling. Implements curriculum and restorative approaches feedback to develop positive social skills.
- Performs attendance related advising to assigned student case load to motivate students to establish and achieve their attendance goals.
- Assists in the application of appropriate interventions for chronically absent students.
- Develops community partnerships that are willing to offer programs and/or services for students at the school in alignment of identified needs.
- Establishes and maintains accurate student records and files regarding attendance and disciplinary issues.
- Analyzes and reports data findings to school leadership, including Intervention Plans when necessary.
- Refers students to school counselors or social workers, especially in situations that have escalated beyond academic or social concerns.
- Coordinates with school counseling and other staff to be kept apprised on issues affecting a students’ academic performance and/or social conflicts with teachers, students and parents.
- Promotes school and in home literacy enrichment for at-risk students to support with student engagement and necessary resources.
Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:
- Three (3) years minimum experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff on instructional improvement issues.
- Experience and proficiency with Google Suite (e.g. Sheets, Doc, and PowerPoint).
- Experience working with at-risk youth.
- Ability to work in a diverse educational community setting.
- Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff on instructional improvement issues.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent Interpersonal (mediation) skills needed to resolve problems that may arise between teachers and students or parents and teachers.
- Strong ability to gather, analyze, and interpret student data to make sound decisions.
- Demonstrated success in restorative approaches as part of discipline process.
- Exhibits a passion for working with youth and young adults.
- Pursues ongoing personal and professional growth.
- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
- Preferred Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred
- Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience, required.
- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129
- Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397
- Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244
- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.