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Lighthouse Academies

21-22 School Counselor

3+ months agoPine Bluff, AR

Educators! Partner with Arkansas Lighthouse Academies in our movement to empower scholars in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Entrepreneurship. Our changemakers educate and mentor scholars as they strive to do the same in their local community and beyond. We want to partner with you in becoming a designer of world-class learning experiences locally, globally, and virtually. ALA educators are driven by the belief that it is their opportunity and job to engage, empower, and embrace every voice, every scholar, every day. We make the most of every chance we have to provide scholars and the community with a school without "walls" or limits. The pandemic and 2020 has certainly wreaked havoc across our communities and we are ready to attack these challenges head-on. We want only the most determined, creative, and adaptive educators to come and join us as we endeavor to win the next stage of education and partner with like-minded organizations in leading a Social, Economic, and Environmental renaissance for Arkansas.

Come and join us as at Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School as we change the lives of scholars, communities, and education!

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application for consideration.

  • Capital City Lighthouse Charter School is an established K-8th grade school striving to make positive changes in public education in Pine Bluff, AR.
  • We are currently collecting resumes for Reading / Literacy Specialist candidates interested in K-8th grades for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • All licensed teaching candidates interested will be highly considered.

Will you be the next strong addition to our 2021-2022 team of change-agents in the classroom? Find out by applying now!

Lighthouse Academy (LHA) counselors are more than staff members. They help transform children's lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking a counselor who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:
  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students

A Lighthouse Academy counselor provides support services to students. Support services include referrals, counseling, assessment, diagnostics, and report writing. This work takes place at the school site. All counselors' actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our counselors are as follows:
  • Completes assessments, referrals, and counseling with students.
  • Consults with other professional staff, outside agencies and other organizations.
  • Serves as a member school based teams to provide support to students and confidential guidance to staff.
  • Counsels students individually or in groups.
  • Meets with staff to discuss strategies for certain student(s).

Examples of Work:
  • Completes written reports of all cases and meetings.
  • Interviews students, families, and staff.
  • Make oral presentations of assessments, diagnostics, and observations, in accordance with all confidentiality laws and regulations.
  • Collaborates with teaching staff to determine the best setting to meet student needs (i.e., individual counseling, social skill development groups, mentoring classes)
  • Completes other reports as may be required by federal, state, or local agencies, laws, and regulations.

• Three (3) years prior experience providing the service required by this position, including at least three years of experience working with and counseling children preferred.
• Strong desire to work within an innovative, urban educational program
• Strong interpersonal skills; personal organization skills.
• Knowledge of appropriate counseling procedures.
• Knowledge of applicable federal and state statutes dealing with privacy, care and protection abuse.
• Ability to diagnose emotional, personal, and social issues
• Ability to make referrals to appropriate staff members and other agencies and organizations.
• Highly effective writing, oral and interpersonal skills to communicate with a varied audience
• Computer skills including word processing, database, and spreadsheet are required.

Client-provided location(s): Pine Bluff, AR, USA
Job ID: Lighthouse-552181
Employment Type: Other