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Counselor Support Specialist

Reports to: School Counselor Programs Manager

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by July 1, 2022                         

Location: Los Angeles (central office)


ABOUT GREEN DOT CALIFORNIA

Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 18 schools and over 11,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

 What differentiates Green Dot California is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students, our collaboration with reform-minded unions, our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts, and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.


OPPORTUNITY

Support Green Dot Public Schools Mission to prepare all students for college leadership and life by supporting counselors and administrators to effectively implement a “To and Through College Initiative program.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

•  Provide regular training, coaching and consultation to school counselors and administrators on the Green Dot Counseling Model and evaluation based on the College Ready Counselor Framework (CRCF)

• Plan and deliver professional development for counselors in collaboration with Counselor Professional Development Leaders, members of Counseling and College Persistence department and community partners

• Plan and execute Green Dot wide College and Career events (College and Career Conference, Persistence initiatives events)

• Manage accuracy of course information in California College Guidance Initiative (CGGI), PowerSchool, UC Doorway, Parchment, CALPADS and other reporting platforms

• Manage and provide consultation on various transcript requests, evaluation and graduation plans

•  Manage approval of graduation pathway for Foster, Homeless, Probation Youth and Newcomers

• Develop and support counselors to implement pre-college counseling/activities in the form of individual counseling sessions, classroom presentations, and small group presentations

•  Develop protocols and best practices for counselors to effectively support students and their families to complete the high school, college and financial aid application process

• Support counselors with increasing and developing a college and career going culture at school sites

•  Work in conjunction with existing college and career awareness programs and any existing college access programs (examples: College Match, Minds Matter, One Voice, Trio, Vista, etc.)

•  Monitor and support counselors’ utilization of data for students and monitor student progress towards middle school matriculation, high school completion and college admission

• Collaborate with Data Analytics Department to create and maintain a counseling data dashboard of key metrics aligned to Counselor effectiveness

•  Build capacity within counselor to support students through collaboration with schools’ advisory programs, staff training and community agencies.

• Develop and coordinate Dual Enrollment/ College and Career Access Pathways at school sites

• Support counselors to effectively implement interventions through a comprehensive Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework and monitor progress through service tracking system

•   Collaborate with Central Office Coordination of Services Team (COST) to implement organization-wide professional development, resources and protocols for student’s mental health and wellness

• Develop and implement supports for Green Dot approved programs and services to meet the needs of students, parents, and schools (Suicide Prevention, Bully Prevention, College Awareness Programs,)

•  Collaborate with Education Team members and other Central Office teams to create long-term strategic plans and ensure quality and compliance for college and persistence initiatives

• Additional duties as assigned by School Counseling Programs Manager


QUALIFICATIONS

•  You have a current CA Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling (required); Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Education preferred

•  You are bilingual – Spanish: fluency in both written and oral language desired

•   You are able to work independently

•   You are hardworking, motivated and self-directed; able to think critically and anticipate needs of stakeholders

•  You possess the knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population (ELD, SpEd, Foster, Homeless, Undocumented and Highly Gifted Youth)

•   You have strong oral and written communication skills

•   You have experience in collaborative planning and delivery of differentiated staff development to classroom teachers

•  You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness

•   You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

•   You have a valid CA driver’s license: job requires working at multiple sites

•   You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

• You will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required) 


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Counselor Support Specialist

Reports to: School Counselor Programs Manager

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by July 1, 2022                         

Location: Los Angeles (central office)


ABOUT GREEN DOT CALIFORNIA

Green Dot Public Schools California…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Salary
USD $75,000 - USD $90,000
/ year
The annual salary for this position is $75,000 - $90,000, depending on experience. This position currently qualifies for a $2500 signing bonus, to be paid in two installments and is subject to change.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students. (Visit https://careers.greendot.org/benefits-salary/ to learn more.


We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing…

Level of Language Proficiency

You are bilingual – Spanish: fluency in both written and oral language desired

You are bilingual – Spanish: fluency in both written and oral language desired

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

 

We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling…

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