Employment Opportunities

Job Description:

Bright Horizons is a day treatment program for students with emotional and behavioral problems that severely affect their learning or that of others. The program focuses on replacing misbehaviors and teaching coping strategies while providing academics in a therapeutic environment. The mission of Bright Horizons is to instill in students a cooperative and positive attitude that encourages them to make good choices and to become productive members of their community.

 

The counselor is a member of the school team whose role is essentially one of working with the individual student and with groups, helping to identify strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the environment—home, school, and community. They are also a part of a support system for teachers.  The responsibility of the counselor involves counseling, consulting, and coordinating school life of the student, helping them overcome problems that impede learning, and to assist them in making viable educational, occupational, and life plans.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and social and emotional problems.

  • Remains universally accessible and makes an effort to know every student.

  • Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students.

  • Teaches guidance classes through planned activities in small group or classroom settings to convey educational, social, and important school information.

  • Provides feedback and recommends appropriate action and solutions to individual student’s academic and educational needs and abilities.

  • Participates on Student Data Teams, assists in identifying students who may need more targeted or intensive services.

  • Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with administration, teachers, and staff on developing and implementing student supports.

  • Assist with building supervision responsibilities.

  • Assist with crisis support (CPI Implementation, Communication with Local District, Documentation, etc)

  • Record and report graduation progress (credits, pathways, and state assessments)

  • State testing coordinator

Hours:

This is a part-time position, working 25 hours per week during the school year. 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Desire and ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability toward accomplishing their educational and emotional goals.

  • Ability to organize tasks and manage time.

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss topics which may be sensitive.

  • Computer Skills (Google/Microsoft Suite) .

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Guidance, Education, or Social Work (or similar field)

  • Experience working with students with Emotional Disabilities is preferred.