School Counselor - Pecos Cyber Academy
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Counselor
Job Location: Pecos Cyber Academy
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Pecos Cyber Academy
Edgewood, NM 87015
Telephone: 505-886-3900
Job Description:
 Working from your home office in New Mexico, certified
School Counselors 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 and requirements for high school students.
The School Counselor will be responsible for the successful completion of the following
 Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive school counseling
program which aligns with the ASCA National Model and New Mexico School
Counselor Competencies.
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
High School 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 student 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
 Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment
 Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community
 Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the
 Implement efforts to secure complete and accurate records for 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;
 Develops and implements developmentally appropriate school counseling curriculum
that addresses all students' needs, including closing-the-gap activities.
 Help students to research and understand their post-secondary career and
educational options;
 assist with dual credit
 Assist with student preparation of applications for college and jobs;
 Educate students and parents about college admissions requirements and financial
 Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;
 Assume teaching and grading duties as necessary including teaching middle school
elective courses;
Coordinate high school graduation ceremonies; and
 Other duties as assigned. 
 New Mexico certification in School Counseling
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Customer focused approach
 Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
 High degree of flexibility
 Team player with demonstrated leadership skills
 Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced environment
 Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require
occasional overnight travel)

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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