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Pearson School Counseling Consultant in United States

School Counseling Consultant

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Company Summary:

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible.

From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, it will deliver online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers, and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

Position Summary:

Working from a home office, the School Counseling Operations Consultant will work as part of the Special Education/Counselor Consulting team to support programming which ensures that school counselors in Connections Academy schools have the skills needed to implement a comprehensive counseling program. This position will report to the Senior Director of Special Education/Counseling Consulting.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide support to school counsels in implementing their assigned duties for assigned schools, including high school placements, student safety counseling, and management, students in distress training and college and career readiness activities.

General Responsibilities

  • Become an expert in specific areas in school counseling to assist with training and professional learning for Connections Academy partner schools.

  • Research graduation and other educational requirements for developing schools;

  • Support new schools in obtaining High School CEEB and Online Provider Codes;

  • Organize and manage the National Counseling LiveLesson program, Connections Academy’s school counseling core curriculum;

  • Collaborate with members of the team to deliver other counseling initiatives;

  • Oversee the training and maintenance of the Progression Plan tool;

  • Oversee the creation of school profiles for all schools each year;

  • Review and evaluate weekly school counseling school year cycle data;

  • Collaborate with the Director of Counseling in monitoring the data input and outcomes for college and career readiness initiatives;

  • Assist the Director of School Counseling in identifying best practices in virtual school counseling, and working to move all Connections Academy partner schools towards the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model;

  • Support the Director of Counseling in the creation of a School Counseling Program Audit to support Connections Academy partner schools in the implementation of the ASCA National Model;

  • All other duties assigned

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree in counselor education or related education field;

  • Professional School Counseling license or certificate;

  • Experience working as a school counselor, high school preferred

  • Experience with virtual education;

  • Ability to compile and interpret data;

  • Expertise in interpreting graduation requirements and compliance with state laws;

  • Willingness to obtain certification in other states, as requested;

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;

  • High degree of flexibility;

  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office and Google suite products);

  • A strong customer-focused approach, and;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;

  • Periodic travel

Key Capabilities:

  • Customer Centric – Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes.

  • Delivering Financial Results – A strong track record of delivering against budgets and commitments.

  • Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate.

  • Building a strong team - Creates strong morale and inclusive spirit within the team, Proactively addresses team performance and communication challenges and blends new people into teams when needed. Has a track record of hiring and quickly and effectively onboarding great talent. Demonstrated success in developing and promoting talent.

  • Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support.

  • Takes personal responsibility – Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates “ownership” regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.

Behaviors:

  • High level of integrity and transparency;

  • High degree of flexibility;

  • Positive attitude;

  • Evidence of a strong work ethic, and;

  • Demonstrated team player.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: North America Connections

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 10, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1907788

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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