ACCEL SCHOOLS School Counselor Salary in the United States

How much does a School Counselor make at companies like ACCEL SCHOOLS in the United States? The average salary for School Counselor at companies like ACCEL SCHOOLS in the United States is $61,285 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $52,988 and $69,582. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a School Counselor do at companies like ACCEL SCHOOLS?

About the Team

ACCEL Schools is seeking an experienced and caring School Counselor for Cornerstone Academy in Westerville, Ohio for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. The School Counselor will promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic and personal/social development for all students.

Be part of the difference at Cornerstone Academy! The award-winning, top-performing charter school serves Northeast Columbus communities with a well-rounded, college-prep education. Offering a full K-12th grade educational experience, Cornerstone’s program emphasizes art, music and STEM. Known for its nurturing teachers and staff, the school has a wide range of specialty classes, clubs, sports and activities. Cornerstone Academy is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of public charter schools serving K-12 students throughout the United States since 2014.  

About the Opportunity:

The School Counselor will provide the school community, parents, students and teachers with an exemplary, ongoing professional student-counseling program. To provide services which contribute and respond to the individual needs of students and their parents by: arranging for initial assessments; participating on IEP team as appropriate; conducting or overseeing evaluations; developing and refining the behavior management system; monitoring interventions; serve as liaison with school staff and outside resources; and maintaining consistency and continuity in the school’s response procedures. Strong social/emotional or trauma informed care background preferred.

Responsibilities include to:

  • Share a commitment to the success of the mission, goals, and objectives of the charter school.
  • Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of students and own personal performance.
  • Offer resources, professional expertise and coaching that supports student achievement of school’s academic standards.
  • Use multiple sources of data collection to analyze barriers to student achievement and to access, identify and apply to the improvement of the behavior management program.
  • Offer opportunities for the community to be involved in student and school success.
  • Assume responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and reporting student interventions.
  • Serve as resource specialist for teachers and parents regarding any counseling needs.
  • Work with students, parents and staff in a compassionate and productive manner.
  • Assist teachers in effective planning, organization and implementation of strategies for optimum behavior management.
  • Serve as liaison to school staff and outside resources; maintain consistency and continuity in the school’s response procedures.
  • Plan for initial student assessment and participate on the IEP team as appropriate.
  • Conduct or oversee student evaluations.
  • Guide the teacher learning process in implementing personal learning plans of students as a means to effective classroom management.
  • Identify and develop creative intervention methods and procedures to adapt effectively to unusual situations.
  • Demonstrate exceptional counseling techniques including documentation and student tracking.
  • Work cooperatively with parents and generate parents’ confidence in the teacher and the school community at large.
  • Provide a school culture based on the principles of firm, fair, and consistent practices, respect for individual students, and development of responsible citizenship.
  • Conduct one-self according to professional, ethical principles.
  • Be familiar with and support school administration in the effective implementation of the school’s Emergency Response Plan.
  • Adhere to all procedures and policies as outlined in the Employee Manual.

About You:

  • Graduate degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field.
  • Strong social/emotional or trauma informed care background preferred
  • Valid State of Ohio certification and demonstrated competence as a school based social services counselor.
  • Must demonstrate mastery of all areas of counseling responsibility and be computer literate.
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of local, regional, State and Federal resources that support families, students and school institutions.
  • Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
  • Ability to use discretion in managing confidential information
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in an urban and/or school turnaround setting is a plus

About Us

“We believe that every child should be able to be anything they want in life, regardless of their birthplace and circumstances.” – Ron Packard, CEO & Founder

ACCEL Schools is a network of 80 high-performing, public charter schools serving PK-12 students. We proudly advocate for school choice and work to address educational inequities throughout the United States. Our schools are inclusive and widely differ to reflect the unique values of the many urban, suburban, and rural communities we serve. Our brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid schools specialize in closing educational gaps and offer innovative models such as career-technical education, sports training, bilingual programming, and more. We have been recognized and praised by legislators, authorizers, and researchers for providing exceptional education options to students in historically under-resourced communities.

We offer the following benefits:

Life benefits – time & peace of mind

  • Paid time off
  • Retirement contributions
  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance (employee, spouse, child)
  • Discounted childcare at Early Learning Academies locations

Health benefits – stay well & thrive

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance

Career benefits – keep growing

  • Career advancement opportunities throughout Accel Schools and our strong network of 4,000 instructors and education professionals


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