3 weeks ago
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Inclusion and SPED



Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.


Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.


Job Purpose

To provide a designated instructional services program in the area of pupil counseling that meets the educational needs of each student in the specialist's area of responsibility. Directly responsible to the Director of Inclusion and Special Education and designated school site administrators. Directly responsible for the supervision of students in the specialist's area of responsibility.


Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:

  • Provide counseling sessions as indicated by students’ IEP.    
  • Research, plan, and implement counseling and crisis interventions.
  • Develop and document IEP goals and Presents Levels of Performance in the areas of social and emotional functioning.
  • Collaborate with school staff on the development and implementation of Behavioral Support Plans.
  • Provide consultation and assistance for administrators, teachers, and assistants regarding students on their caseload.
  • ▪ Document date and time of sessions for school and compliance records
  • Collaborate with parents, districts, and other outside agencies to coordinate educational treatment.
  • Provide student support in the classroom through observation and promotion of positive replacement behaviors.
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies and advocate for additional support as necessary.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention Services to students as needed.
  • Conduct threat assessments as necessary, and mobilize appropriate support.  
  • Develop and implement student safety plans as necessary.
  • Support school staff in implementing student safety plans.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in developing a student support plan to facilitate re-entry to the academic setting.
  • Participate in IEP meetings, Annual Reviews, Triennial Reviews, and any other necessary school meetings.
  • Provide support in the areas of transition and independent living skills.
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with PUC and LAUSD standards.
  • Comply with ethical standards by participating in continuing education and providing psychoeducation and professional development as needed.
  • Additional duties in accordance with scope of practice as needed.
  • Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


 Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications

  • Word Processing; General Office Skills; Excellent Reading and Writing Skills
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential – Current in the State of California, and/or Licensed MFT/LCSW/Clinical Psychologist
  • Welligent experience encouraged
  • Previous experience working with students with various IEP eligibilities preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish recommended
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Scale for pay
  • Full benefits are offered (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • Voluntary benefits are offered to all employees 
  • Ongoing Professional Development


DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.


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