Primary Purpose:

Work with school faculty, staff, students, parents and community to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program.  Counsel students to fully develop each student’s academic, career, personal and social abilities and address the needs of special population students.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Education/Certification:             

Valid Texas certification as a Public School Counselor

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50) paid by employee.

 

Required Experience:        

Two (2) years’ of classroom teaching in a public or accredited private school system

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:              

Ability to work with other professionals in collaborative roles

Ability to effectively consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and community members working with students

Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal and career development

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

  

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

 

Professionalism

The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community.  

Organization Management

The counselor manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:

Guidance

The counselor will provide a relevant and effective guidance program through activities such as the following:  

Counseling & Consultation

The counselor will create and communicate a relevant and effective counseling program through activities such as the following:  

Student Assessment

The counselor will assist with assessment through activities such as the following:  

Communication and Community Relations

The counselor promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following: 

Professional Growth and Development

The counselor provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following: 

Qualities of Effective Counselors

The counselor exhibits qualities such as the following:  

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise assigned volunteer(s), and counselor interns 

 

Equipment:

Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and audiovisual equipment, adaptive equipment, learning management systems, printer, scanner, copier, fax and other equipment applicable to the position.

 

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors  

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.