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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

School Counselor Position Opening-Florida Virtual School. Application due AUGUST 6TH!

POSITION OPEN UNTIL 5:00 P.M. ON August 6, 2015
Join more than 1,900 dedicated professionals who are working to transform education worldwide – one student at a time. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was founded in 1997 as the country’s first statewide, Internet-based public high school and continues to be a nationally recognized and award-winning e-Learning model. Our team develops, delivers, and supports Kindergarten-12th grade e-Learning solutions to students all over Florida, the U.S., and the world. 

At FLVS, all instructors and staff work with a common commitment in mind the student is at the center of every decision we make. FLVS employees are passionate about delivering a high- quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.
Now’s your chance to truly make a difference! 

The Position:
The School Counselor directly counsels students and their parents regarding FLVS courses and procedures. The School Counselor provides support to FLVS instructors assisting with proper student placements, FLVS policy as it relates to student status in courses, and individualizing education. 

• Serve as the primary contact between parents and Florida Virtual School
• Provide direct consultation and guidance to students and parents on
matters relating to courses, procedures, learning strategies, and college selection
• Provide advice and consultation to teachers of students with special needs
• Provide information on graduation requirements to administration and faculty
• Assist in
training support staff
• Serve as a liaison with the Department of Education Office for Home Education and Non-public Schools
• Achieve a 90 percent or better satisfaction rating on surveys regarding the quality of service provided to teachers, students, and parents
• Assume responsibility for FLVS meeting all of its student performance goals
• Participate in a minimum of three (3) FLVS presentations, in person or virtually, to various
community contacts and/or educational groups each year
• Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others
• All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established
(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.
Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

The Benefits & Compensation:
FLVS offers more than just a paycheck! FLVS is a Florida Retirement System (FRS) employer who understands the value in offering a competitive benefits package to attract top talent. FLVS employees have access to many programs 403(b) participation and workplace wellness initiatives
to help our employee manage their own health and financial security for them and their families. Exposure to cutting-edge technology, world class business development initiatives and career advancement opportunities only add to our comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Full-time Positions:
• Medical Plan Blue Cross Blue Shield with Rx Benefit • Dental
• Vision
• Basic Life and AD&D

• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• Flexible Spendin
g Account
• Optional Life Insurance
• Florida Retirement System
• Educational Assistance Program • Paid Vacation
• Paid Holidays
• Sick Leave
• Lifestyle Management Program • Discounts and Deals
• Employee Recognition Program •
Tax Deferred Annuities (403b)
Interview Process and Training:
Candidates considered for a support (non-instructional) position with FLVS must successfully complete a multi-level interview process, which includes a thorough review of credentials, application and resume information, and phone and in-person interviews. If selected for a position, new hires must attend orientation and training sessions at the FLVS corporate office in Orlando, as well as required virtual training sessions provided thereafter. 


• Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling
• Valid Professional Florida certificate in Guidance and Counseling

• Three years’ high school or middle school guidance experience; or two years high school or middle school guidance experience AND one year experience as an FLVS instructor in a full time capacity
Knowledge, abilities and skills:
• Knowledge and understanding of all state and federal education guidelines
• Knowledge of university admission requirements and procedures
• Knowledge of all state rules, laws, policies, and procedures applicable to middle
and high school students
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of technical issues affecting the organization
• Proficiency in organization and coordination skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to employ innovative problem solving techniques to accomplish objective
• Skills with all required and recommended FLVS computer applications
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: • Location: Remote (working out of your home office)
• Frequency of travel: Occasional travel is required for meetings, trainings and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays
• Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law. 

Application Deadline Aug 6, 2015 

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