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Company: The GEO Group, Inc.
Location: Canon City
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

New Opening at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Centers' Phoenix Academy, a alternative school in Canon City, Colorado is seeking an experienced full-time school counselor to work with students in grades 6-12. The ideal applicant for this position will have a master's or doctorate degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work with current licensure in Colorado and substantial practical experience as a teacher or counselor at the middle school and/or high school level. We are looking for candidates with a strong understanding of child and adolescent development, and an appreciation of the various challenges faced by students in middle school and in high school. In addition, we seek someone who believes in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school and with experience both speaking to groups on topics related to issues of health & wellness in adolescence and writing and implementing curricula that support students in their social/emotional growth. This position requires an individual with energy, flexibility, enthusiasm, calm, and a sense of humor. Minimum Requirements:The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including: School Counselor (ages 0-21) - 7.09 (PDF) Pathway 1 (initial or professional SSP license/school counselor):

  • Master's or higher degree in School Counseling as defined by accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling for Related Educational Programs (view information about CACREP Accreditation)
  • Minimum of 100 clock-hour practicum
  • Minimum of 600 clock-hour internship, with multiple grade levels of students under the supervision of a licensed school counselor
  • Passage of the Colorado state approved content examPathway 2 (interim authorization/school counselor) :
    • Master's or higher degree in a clinical counseling domain (e.g., mental health, etc.) or social work
    • A valid counseling (LPC) or social work (LSW, LCSW) license issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
    • Three or more years' full-time, fully licensed experience as a LPC-, LSW- or LCSW-licensed clinical counselor or social worker When issued, this interim authorization will be valid for one calendar year and may not be renewed. During that time, the authorized school counselor must fulfill the following requirements:
      • Complete an approved induction program for SSPs/school counselors
      • Pass the PRAXIS 5421 exam Upon expiration of the interim license and fulfillment of the exam and induction requirements, the authorization-holder may apply for a professional SSP license with a school counselor endorsement. Other Qualifications:
        • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
        • Criminal clearances (State and FBI).
        • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
        • Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
        • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
        • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.Benefits:
          • Medical, Dental & Vision
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment
          • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
          • 401(k) Savings Plan
          • Employee Stock Purchase Program
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Sixteen (16) days Paid Time Off per fiscal year (pro-rated in first year)
          • Nine (9) Paid Holidays Per Year
          • Employee Assistance ProgramEqual Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Inc., Colorado Springs , COUNSELOR, HIGH SCHOOL, Other , Canon City, Colorado

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