About Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

We believe every student is gifted and has specific intelligences that must be nurtured. Providing students with equal opportunity for learning and discovery and development of their innate potentials, through String Theory Schools’ unique and rigorous curriculum blending academic and artistic excellence, we enable our students to become the next generation of creative leaders.

Job Description

The Special Education School Counselor will support Special Education students
in their learning by rendering essential services that recognize and resolve the
environmental and/or socio-emotional problems that obstruct the educational process.
He/she will provide counseling (individual and group) to elementary school students from
diverse backgrounds, in accordance with professional standards and ethics regarding the
delivery of clinical services. He/she will provide consultation services to school staff about
individual student needs and work collaboratively as an interdisciplinary team member to
devise plans for students through the provision of support services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Serve as the liaison between Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
● Identify evidence-based interventions to be utilized for group and individual sessions
(i.e. SEL curriculums, etc.)
● Provide individual counseling services to students in grades K through five through
the use of evidence-based practices. Contribute to the development and monitoring
of social, emotional, and/or behaviorally-driven Individualized Education Program
(IEP) goals.
● Provide small group counseling services to students in grades K through five on a
variety of topics, inclusive of social skills, coping, self-regulation, organization, and
grief/loss.
● Develop and implement professional development training for school personnel and
parents, as requested.
● Assist the IEP team, in conjunction with the school attendance officer, in addressing
truancy-related issues through home visits, the creation of student-specific plans,
and the monitoring of attendance-related goals.
● Participate in initial eligibility determination, as well as re-evaluation, meetings.
● Participate in professional development activities aimed at best practices for the
provision of comprehensive school counseling services.
● Serve as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities,
and other community resources.
● Provide families with information to external support services or agencies in order to
assist students in coping with challenges.
● Perform duties and assume other responsibilities, as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

Required Credentials:
● Certification as a School Counselor in Pennsylvania or Licensed as a Social Worker in
Pennsylvania
Benefits:
● Access to consistent coaching in instruction and technology integration
● Access to best-in-class technology resources and a physical framework designed with
innovative learning in mind
● Excellent health benefits (for both you and your family), retirement benefits, and
more!
Please visit our website at www.stringtheoryschools.org/join-our-team to learn about the
application process. Send all required materials to employment@stringtheoryschools.org.

Job Function

Educator

Job Type

Other

School Type

Public Charter

Subject

Special-Education

Grade

Multiple-Grades-Elementary-School

Education Level

4- Year Degree

Term

2022-2023