Frontier Charter Academy is seeking highly qualified and motivated professionals to work in an innovative environment. Virtual schools are part of a national pioneering effort in public education. Those who are considering a position with FCA should therefore share the school’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion to provide students with a world-class educational program delivered online. Working in a virtual charter school requires a strong educational background and a firm commitment to our innovative model.

1.0 FTE School Counselor

Job Description: Working from your home in Oregon, the School Counselor will virtually assist students and parents/learning coaches with course selection, scheduling and will be the initial point of contact for student concerns that span multiple subject areas as well as non-academic issues. The School Counselor will become an expert on course and credit requirements and will work with the Secondary Principal to establish counseling processes for middle and high school students.  

The School Counselor will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Advise students and families related to academics, career planning and graduation;

  • Keep abreast of all high school graduation requirements, including special requirements such as community service, and communicate this information to the Secondary Principal.

  • Assist students and parents with the secondary school course selection process according to specific state credit and graduation requirements and student needs and interests. An integral part of this process is assisting students and parents to develop a Four Year Plan for meeting graduation requirements;

  • Advise students with issues related to dropping courses and changing schedules, seeking support as needed, while ensuring that the school’s course selection and drop policies are adhered to;

  • Review student transcripts and the entry of credits into the online transcript system;

  • Follow procedures to ensure that Frontier Charter Academy transcripts are accurate and up-to-date;

  • Work with the administrative assistants to obtain school records from the student’s previous school (where applicable) and forwarding student records when appropriate;

  • Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment issues;

  • Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community resources;

  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school and serve as a key member of the Student Support Team (SST);

  • Coordinate a team of middle and high school teachers to help identify students who are “at risk” or “in crisis”; Act as the main point of contact for these students and families, communicating regularly with them;

  • Oversee and maintain the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student;

  • Implement efforts to secure complete and accurate records for Frontier Charter Academy students;

  • Support families through the school withdrawal process, assisting with data collection regarding withdrawal;

  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards. Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation;

  • Assist teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into their coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately;

  • Implement special programs such as Advanced Placement support, SAT and ACT Preparation, and college entrance preparation;

  • Understand the requirements for and assist the principal to facilitate the administration of all high school testing, including exit exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams, when necessary;

  • Help students to research and understand their post-secondary career and educational options;

  • Assist with student preparation of applications for college and jobs;

  • Educate students and parents about college admissions requirements and financial aid;

  • Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;

  • Other duties as assigned.  

 

This is a home-based position

Requirements

  • Masters Degree

  • Current Oregon Counseling License with proper endorsements

  • Proficient in a variety of tech platforms and softwares, including MS Excel, Word, and G Suite

  • Experience in a customer service environment

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills

  • Flexible schedule

The ideal candidate will also have: 

  • The ability to collaborate with students, parents, and coworkers

  • Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology

  • An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)

  • An ability to support and guide adults as well as students

Compensation package: Starting Salary Schedule: $40,000-$47,892 (depending on education and experience) Plus an Extra-Duty stipend for extended work calendar.

  • Full medical, vision, and dental benefits

  • FCA pays employees 6% PERS contribution

How To Apply: 

Preferred method: Fill out the Teacher Application form. Before you fill out the form you will need the following items:

  • Resume

  • Letter of Interest

  • Reference List

Alternative Method: Email the following three docs to jobs@frontiercharteracademy.org

  • Resume

  • Letter of Interest

  • Reference List