Compass-Binghampton – Counselor

Website Compass Community Schools

2540 Hale Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
K-8 School Counselor
2023-24 School Year

Counselor Pay & Perks:
• Intentionally small school settings – Binghampton has only about 225 students in total, and one classroom per grade level
• Collaborative professional development (PLCs) supported by a network-level Director of Student Supports and Director of Vision
• Robust medical, dental, and vision plan with significant employer contributions to premiums
• 100% employer-funded short-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance
• Contributions in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (AAA-rated pension plan)
• Salary ranges from $44,000 to $51,500
• Sign-on bonuses available

Counselor Qualifications:
• REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree
• REQUIRED: valid Tennessee teaching license for School Counsleor (endorsement #487)
• ENCOURAGED: Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
• Affinity with, and passion for, the compelling vision of Compass Community Schools
• Strong content knowledge in all content areas
• Driving commitment to advance student learning
• Ability to lead students toward a joyful and productive learning environment
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build productive relationships with students and colleagues
• Desire to work hard in a balanced, extended school calendar
• Utmost personal and professional integrity

Counselor Primary Responsibilities:
• Support and contribute to a school-wide focus on three pillars: academic excellence, values-based character education, and service learning in the community.
• Establish a supportive, joyful, and hopeful culture that has high expectations for students’ individual and collective success.
• Plan and implement the school’s guidance program focused on improving students’ academic, social, and emotional skills.
• Counsel students individually and in groups, based on students’ differentiated needs.
• Provide mediation for students, as needed, to help students successfully navigate challenging circumstances.
• Administer assessments to determine students’ academic, social, and emotional strengths and areas of need.
• Analyze various data to help inform students’ counseling needs.
• Refer students and families to various school, district, and community service providers as needed.
• Carefully monitor students’ educational plans and progress in collaboration with staff and service providers.
• Communicate regularly with families as partners in the education of their children.
• Carefully manage students’ confidential files.

About Us:
In July 2019, Compass Community Schools opened six high-quality charter schools (five elementary and one high) in the Memphis community. Our vision is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of education: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” This true education – provided within a supportive, joyful, and hopeful school culture – will prepare our students to be positive agents of change in our communities.

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