LEAF Academy is looking for Special needs school counselor who will support students’ special learning needs, mental health needs, and social emotional learning. Aid students in developing learning skills and systems necessary for academic success. Foster social emotional learning and self regulation skills to increase resilience.
Evaluate learning needs and develop Individual Education Plans in collaboration with students and teachers
Work closely with teachers and advisors on implementation of students’ Individual Education Plans
Work collaboratively with counseling, teaching and advisory staff on supporting individual student’s learning needs.
Participate in guidance and policy development that is relevant to an inclusive school environment
Maintain contact with external providers regarding students’ progress, behavioral and learning needs
Adapt, as needed, the services provided in the wellbeing program to meet the needs of all students, including those with Individual Education Plans
Contribute to identify students who may need to be assessed to determine special education eligibility
Provide assistance with academic and transition plans for students as appropriate.
Take up an SSD coordinator role - provide documentation and submit an accommodation request for the CollegeBoard, and assist with proctoring the AP exams for the students with approved accommodation
Develop and present workshops relevant to academic and wellbeing needs of students, staff and parents
Provide consultation counseling or coaching sessions as needed
Passion for LEAF Academy’s mission and vision, alignment with LEAF’s values
Good listening skills, patience and ability to connect with our target age group
Self-starter, comfortable with a rapidly-changing environment and capable of working well under pressure
Prior experience working with adolescents with learning disorders or special needs
Experience working in the capacity of a special needs educator with High School students on integration of special learning needs
Graduate degree in special needs education, counseling or psychology
Graduate degree in special needs education
If you look for routine position and best tangible perks, LEAF Academy may not be the best place for you. If you search for opportunity to follow your personal desire and mission, we can offer:
Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!
Professional team environment: You will become part of a diverse and supportive team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st Century Education.
Challenging assignments: We are an entrepreneurial organization. On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You have a chance to bring and immediately implement new ideas