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Virtual School Counselor (2024-2025)

Virtual Prep Academy of Washington
Full-time
Remote friendly
United States
About the Team

The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Washington is a K-12 tuition-free online public school in the state of Washington. At VPA Washington, we empower students to be their best by enabling them to learn in ways that are right for them – using innovative technology at home, at their proper level, and at their own pace.


The Virtual Counselor supports overall student success by partnering with staff members and families to inform student specific academic programming, create and maintain graduation and career plans, and provide proactive and preventative services.


* Washington residence required for this position*


About the Opportunity

  • Deliver proactive guidance curriculum to individuals and groups
  • Respond to individual and group needs with responsive counseling and programming
  • Review transfer student transcripts and inform appropriate course placements
  • Maintain and review transcripts for active students and inform credit award procedures
  • Create and maintain student graduation plans
  • Provide career readiness curriculum and facilitate creation of career plans
  • Deliver Social-Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Create and maintain Student 504 plans
  • Analyze student data to provide input on appropriate academic programs and interventions
  • Travels to support testing efforts and school events within the state as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

About You

  • Valid Washington Counselor license 
  • Bachelor’s degree plus one (1) year previous experience in counseling and/or advisement OR equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience with the ASCA model 
  • Experience with K-12 online learning 
  • Experience with Local, State, and Federal laws and mandated reporting 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite Products
  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly and exhibit sound judgment while maintaining that confidentiality
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations and make evidence-based decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks to meet deadlines consistently
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team
  • Ability to pass federal and state criminal background checks

About Us

“We believe that every child should be able to be anything they want in life, regardless of their birthplace and circumstances.” – Ron Packard, CEO & Founder


ACCEL Schools is a network of 80+ high-performing, public charter schools serving PK-12 students. We proudly advocate for school choice and work to address educational inequities throughout the United States. Our schools are inclusive and widely differ to reflect the unique values of the many urban, suburban, and rural communities we serve. Our brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid schools specialize in closing educational gaps and offer innovative models such as career-technical education, sports training, bilingual programming, and more. We have been recognized and praised by legislators, authorizers, and researchers for providing exceptional education options to students in historically under-resourced communities.


 
We offer the following benefits:


 
Life benefits – time & peace of mind

  • Paid time off
  • Retirement contributions
  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance (employee, spouse, child)
  • Discounted childcare at Early Learning Academies locations

Health benefits – stay well & thrive

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance

Career benefits – keep growing

  • Career advancement opportunities throughout Pansophic Learning and our strong network of 4,000+ instructors and education professionals

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, veteran status (including protected veterans), marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.