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Empowerment Academy

Beloved Community Charter School

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Empowerment is hiring two School Counselors. One will serve the Lower Elementary School Students and one will serve the Upper Elementary/Middle School Students. This position is for the 2022/2023 school year and beyond.


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Why Our School is Special

Empowerment Academy is a highly successful charter school that truly supports its teachers and staff. We serve a student mix that is among the most diverse in America while enjoying the cultural vibrance of Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City. If this appeals to you, then apply today! We have achieved academic success without burning out our teachers/staff by meshing an effective education program with effective support and professional development.


We truly value our faculty and work hard to control other costs so we can focus our resources on supporting them. In fact, throughout our history, we have annually increased faculty salaries by more than at other public schools and now, among those with similar experience, OUR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST PAID IN NEW JERSEY.


New Jersey charter schools ARE public schools. Our support professionals fully participate in New Jersey’s public school faculty pension system. Years of service can transfer from traditional public schools and vice versa.


Salary $62,500-$82,500 +


  • Valid New Jersey DOE Issued School Counselor Certification or Certificate of Eligibility. School Social Worker Certification may be considered.
  • School Counselor experience preferred.
  • Excellence in communication and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, families, staff and community with diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities.
  • Self-Starter and someone who takes initiative.


Counselor Responsibilities

  • Counseling students and their families as needed either individually or in group settings;
  • Consulting with, and providing professional development to, school personnel regarding social adjustment factors affecting students and how to help students struggling;
  • Helping students and their families work toward solutions for problems affecting a child’s readiness to learn;
  • Instructing students in the development of social skills and SEL and strategies for successfully addressing challenges the student may confront;
  • Referring parents/guardians to relevant community services or agencies when the school cannot offer appropriate help;
  • Maintaining a relationship with community agencies and resources available to address students’ special needs;
  • Working with the Supervisor of Special Education and Child Study Teams to identify, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Individual Education Programs for students, as appropriate;
  • Communicating with parents/guardians to share information regarding educational planning and programming;
  • Maintaining confidential records on all referred students and student/parent contacts in accordance with federal and state law; and
  • Providing support, as needed, to students and staff during a crisis;
  • Collaborating with staff in grade-level and department planning meetings, and in professional development activities;
  • Helping with school-wide activities and providing supervision of students during class, breaks, and meals when needed;
  • Assisting with tasks necessary for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (such as hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, field trips, and other such duties as the school leadership may request from staff); and
  • Participating in events outside of normal school hours such as family nights, student performances, field trips, and teacher–parent conferences.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development

As an equal opportunity employer, Empowerment Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.


  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
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