School Counselor (Middle/High School) at Florida Virtual School

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Orlando, Florida

Job Description:

PLEASE NOTE: Your application will expire one year from the time of submission. Please feel free to apply to any other positions for which you may qualify.

At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we value our diverse and dedicated team of instructors and support staff. Our values of excellence, innovation, community, balance, and communication create a work environment in which everyone feels confident and appreciated. FLVSdoes more than just talk about our values; we live them and rely on them to be the foundation of everything we do.

Werecognize that without the instructors and staff who comprise our team, we would not be able to give our students the educational experience they deserve.Whetheryou'repart of our instructional staff working with students one-on-one to propel them toward success or one of our support staff members working tirelessly to ensure the FLVS journey is the cutting-edge experience you'd expect from the industry leader, all of us at FLVS work with a common commitment in mind - the student is at the center of every decision we make. FLVS employees are passionate about delivering high-quality digital learning on a robust online platform to achieve content mastery for student success.

Our employees enjoy competitive salaries, a well-rounded benefits package, paid time off (including holidays, vacation, and sick leave), and an array of professional development opportunities. We're always looking to add to our team of more than 3,000 dedicated professionals who are leading online education worldwide with transformative digital solutions - personalized to every student.

Job Posting End Date:

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on


Job Title:

School Counselor (Middle/High School)

Contract Type:


Annual Salary:

$54,785.00 - $86,036.00

(Support staff salary will be based on internal equity and experience)



Job Description Summary:

Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.

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.

The Position:

Position General Summary:

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

Essential Position Functions:

  • Serveas 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 teachersof students with special needs

  • Provideinformation on graduation requirementsto administration and faculty

  • Assistin training support staff

  • Serveas a liaison with the Department of Education Office for Home Education and Non-public Schools

  • Achievea 90 percent or better satisfaction rating on surveys regarding the quality of service provided toteachers, students, and parents

  • Assumeresponsibility for FLVS meeting all of its studentperformance 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.)

Minimum Requirements:


  • Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling

  • Valid professional Florida certificate in Guidance and Counseling


  • Three years'high school or middle school guidanceexperience; ortwo yearshigh school or middle school guidanceexperienceAND one year experience as an FLVS instructor in a full time capacity

Knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge and understandingofall state and federal education guidelines

  • Knowledge ofuniversity admission requirementsand procedures

  • Knowledge ofall state rules, laws, policies, and procedures applicable to middle and high school students

  • Strongverbaland written communication skills

  • Knowledge of technical issues affecting the organization

  • Proficiency in organization and coordination skills

  • Ability to workas part of a team

  • Ability to employ innovative problem solving techniques to accomplish objectives

  • Skills with all required and recommended FLVS computer applications

Core Competencies For Success:


Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience


Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes FLVS in community by serving as a FLVS ambassador or volunteer


Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers


Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion

Individual Contributor Competencies For Success:


Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal "noise"; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; Takes calculated risks; Is not afraid to try new things and potentially "fail fast"


Seeks feedback; Gains insight from mistakes; Is open to constructive criticism; isn't defensive; Proactively seeks to understand his/her strengths and areas for growth; applies information to best serve organization; Recognizes how his/her behavior impacts others and incorporates insight into future interactions


Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; Sets objectives and goals; Breaks down work into the process steps; Develops schedules and task/people assignments; Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; Measures performance against goals; Evaluates results


Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; Concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; Can attend to a broader range of activities as a result of organizing time efficiently; Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information and files in a useful manner


Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers


Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; Is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; Consistently seizes opportunities; Consistently exceeds goals

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Location:Remote

  • 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.)