Counseling Intern - College and/or Guidance Counseling

Aspire Public Schools is hiring for Counselor Interns throughout our California Regions.
About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,500 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a passionate and dedicated team.Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.
The Counselor Intern positions are unpaid learning positions provided to persons working on their PPS credential for school counseling and/or certificate program for college counseling. Positions are closely supervised by school site and/or regional counseling supervisors and are a combination or service and learning.
What You Will Do:
Possess a beginning, working knowledge of a variety of forms of academic, social, emotional, and college and career pathway supports for high school students from primarily low-income, first-generation-to-college backgrounds
Collaborate with school site supervisor on learning plan and goals for the internship
Create and implement scaffolds, supports, and interventions for the purposes of fostering a positive and productive learning environment for all students at Aspire
Collaborate with school on universal interventions for students such as peer mediation, conflict mediation, etc.
Foster healthy and productive family engagement through such activities as family nights and meetings
Consult with school site supervisor on crisis and child abuse reporting if/when necessary (this is a mandated reporter position)
Consistently and routinely update student files and other documents for tracking student progress
Continually improve counseling skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
Keep a set schedule consistent with your program of study calendar and Aspire school calendar
Exhibit positive rapport with students, families, and colleagues
Create positive and consistent communication with Aspire supervisor about counseling goals and processes
Attend staff meetings as possible based on university requirements and program of study calendar
When possible, attend IEP and/or inter-departmental meetings for students receiving special services (i.e., students with IEPs, 504 Plans, RIT plans, etc.)
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to counseling supervisor. Collaborate with school site teachers, and other staff, as well as Home Office student support staff and other counseling interns within Aspire Public Schools.
What you will bring:
1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
-Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
Experience with students grades K-12
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple cases concurrently
Ability to work as a part of a team
Demonstrated ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties
Deal with obstacles and constraints positively
Additionally, the ability to perform the following duties is highly desirable: Provide Bilingual counseling services
2) Minimum educational level:
Enrollment in a program leading to a masters in school counseling and/or a certificate in college counseling
Enrollment in a program leading to a PPS Credential
3) Experience required:
See above
This is an unpain-internship position.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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