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Academic Counselor

Dearborn, Michigan
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, personal, social and academic development, school adjustment, behavior/truancy, study habits, and career planning.
  • Counsel students regarding graduation requirements, and necessary steps needed to ensure graduation requirements are met.
  • Prepare student schedules and assists in developing the teachers’ master schedule.
  • Assisting Deans or other administration with students that have repeated discipline and attendance issues.
  • Chaperoning and organizing school events as required by the school district.
  • Track student credit hours, work key assessments as well as credit recovery and community service hours.
  • Discuss with parents or guardians, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavior, academic problems, and other issues that may come up.
  • Make appropriate referrals of students and parents to outside agencies and specialists when necessary.
  • Closely monitor and advise students and parents as to students academic progress toward promotion and graduation.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Identify cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting students' behavior and development.
  • Counsel students on careers and career pathways
  • Ensuring all students in grades 6 – 12 have a Career Cruising account and are knowledgeable on using it.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Assisting with the enrollment, includes reviewing student placement, interviewing parents and students, attending ATA open houses and recruiting at other schools in promoting ATA.
  • Observe and evaluate students' academic performance, behavior, social development, and physical well being of each student.
  • Provide students with information on colleges, universities, and scholarship opportunities.
  • District test supervisor for the MME, MSTEP,  & PSAT/SAT
  • Actively participate in the student RTI process
  • Pursue continuous professional development and growth.
  • Must comply with ATA faculty handbook and ADP Total Source policies handbook.
  • Hold a counseling degree from an accredited college or University.
  • Meet the certification requirement for school counselor from the Michigan Department of Education.
  • Ability to listen and take time to understand the points being made, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Aptitude of using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems in order to resolve issues.
  • Certification pursuant to applicable law.

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