Counselor - GEAR UP- Salt Lake City, WHS

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Counselor - GEAR UP- Salt Lake City, WHS

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
Make a difference in the lives of young people in your role as a Counselor working with students and parents at West High School to develop an individualized strengths-based intake summary and education plan and provide customized services based on that plan. You will develop and implement activities and programs, based on the state wide GEAR UP grant, to assist students in successfully graduating high school and preparing for and attending college. You will monitor academic progress by tracking attendance and GPA and providing feedback and assistance to students. Your responsibilities will also include the opportunity to hire, train, and supervise GEAR UP part-time employees.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Counseling & Guidance, Educational Psychology, Social Work, or related Social Science field and two years of full time professional employment related to the Summary of Duties.

Valid Utah Driver’s License.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of low-income, minority, and at-risk high school and college student populations.
  • Knowledge of high school, two-year college program, and traditional four-year college graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of educational and employment problems of special groups including low-income and at-risk youth, minorities, non-native English speakers, and those with learning or physical disabilities.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development.
  • Knowledge of labor market characteristics and a variety of occupations and industries.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications.
  • Excellent skills in academic counseling, career guidance, high school student retention and graduation strategies, college-readiness strategies, scholarship awareness and first-generation college student preparation.
  • Skills in academic and outreach program development.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and public relations skills.
  • Experience in rapport-building techniques.
  • Skills in data tracking, record keeping, writing reports, and maintaining student and staff records.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other personnel, partners, and external parties.
  • Ability to create presentations and present them effectively and professionally to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently on a multi-task level and prioritize and follow projects and assignments through to completion in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and in a high-stress environment.


Preferred Qualifications:


Physical Requirements:
Must be able to drive provided state car when needed. If a state car is not available, be able to drive own vehicle.

Ability to sit for extended period of time as well as operate office equipment and handle basic office supplies.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $41,412 to $51,765

Advertisement Number: STA44820
Open Date: 09/15/2020
Review Start Date: 09/21/2020
Close Date: 10/30/2020
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.


To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/20052

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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