JobID 4071 : Counselor Pool - Middle School 2020-2021 (#2030454)

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Middle School Counselor Pool 2020-2021
Location: To be determined
Salary: Appropriate Level of Counselor Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 198



If you have any questions about a counseling position for 2020-21 and your last name begins with A-M, please email  laurie.wilford@fwisd.org; if your last name begins with N-Z, please email pamela.osby@fwisd.org.  All school counseling applicants must be screened through the Counseling Services office before they can be hired for a school counseling position
 
Your application cannot be screened until all of the listed documents are attached to your application:
  • Cover letter stating your interest in school counseling and the level of employment you seek
  • Resume
  • Graduate Transcripts (showing 24 graduate hours completed, 12 hours must be in counseling and those classes must include the school counseling courses offered).
  • Copies of credentials (Teaching Certificate, Counseling Certificate, State Certifications, and/or Licenses).
  •  Two Letters of Reference (one must be from your immediate supervisor and must be signed and dated within the current year).
 

Position Purpose
Develops and implements a comprehensive developmental guidance program for all students to promote student success and school completion as specified by law in the Texas Education Code Section 33.005.




Essential Functions
  • Creates a respectful atmosphere focused on customer service.
  • Respects student confidentiality and the integrity of the educational process as evidence by accurate student schedules.
  • Provides (2) individual student advisory sessions as outline in the GC Framework.
  • Engages students in developing, implementing, updating, and completing their Academic Learning Plans, Six-year plans, Personal Graduation Plans (for identified students), and student interest inventories.
  • Schedules students in coherent sequence of courses aligned to the students’ chosen career pathway; consults with POC coordinator and CTE coordinator.
  • Advocates for students, mediates and facilitates on behalf of student interests and needs.
  • Engages students in the personalized education, career awareness, and college readiness activities (career day, guidance lessons, Education Go Get It Week, etc.).
  • Communicates effectively to disseminate information about students to other professionals as appropriate for follow up and disposition.
  • Assists students with the completion scholarship applications, and provides financial aid information to students and parents.
  • Provides engaging student guidance lessons systematically in the 8 strands as identified in the GC Framework (topics and schedule for all students according to TEC and District Policy).
  • Provides responsive, intentional counseling to students identified as needing additional support to address specific student outcomes and identified goals.
  • Teaches guidance units effectively as indicated from student and teacher feedback.
  • Maintains accurate professional records of counseling and Student Support Services related activities on a daily basis.
  • Serves on the Trauma Response Team – Completes Suicide and Violence Risk Assessments of students in crisis.
  • Responds to students individually and serves as an active participant in the RtI process.  Selects and uses counselor interventions appropriate to student needs and circumstances.
  • Provides group counseling with specific student outcomes and goals identified; provides referral when appropriate.
  • Facilitates student referrals to school/district special programs and/or services.
  • Engages parents and provides targeted parent education opportunities related to personalized education, career awareness and college readiness
  • Educates faculty, parents, community, and students about the guidance program and services through public information programs (Open House, PTO meetings, campus website, newsletters etc.).
  • Interprets assessment data to students and parents as a student advocate to promote understanding of educational planning options.
  • Interprets information and ideas effectively and participates in campus wide staff development as outline in the GC Framework.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with representatives from community agencies, mentors and others supporting the counseling program.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of data driven decision making as it relates to student development and placement.
  • Collaborates and develops data driven program objectives (CEIP/MEASURE) and monitors progress each 6 weeks throughout the year.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of individual activities and the overall program success in meeting desired student outcomes identified in the counseling CEIP/MEASURE to submit yearend report to all stakeholders (SPARC) (Quality Program Indicators).
  • Collaborates in the planning and evaluation of student assessment activities.
  • Interprets assessment data to school personnel as a student advocate to promote understanding of educational planning processes for individual students.
  • Observes ethical standards of the Texas and the American School Counselor Associations.
  • Pursues continuous professional growth and development to maintain current understanding of procedures and best practices in the field of professional school counseling.
  • Performs counseling related responsibility aligned with the Texas Education Code and the FWISD Guidance and Counseling Framework.

Expected Outcomes
  • Assigned students seek you out and find you readily available for counseling and consultation
  • Assigned student schedules, academic plans, and transcripts are current and accurate
  • Daily records of student contact are maintained and current
  • Campus administrative team identifies you as an integral contributor to student success
  • Teachers and students depend on you for lessons on State Mandated guidance lessons.
  • "Other duties as assigned” may include working in supplemental assignments under special revenue funds or state compensatory education funds.

Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • Valid Texas Counselor certification.
  • Valid Texas Teacher certification.
  • Two years of teaching experience.
  • Ability to maintain confidential student records.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive guidance programs, counseling procedures, intervention skills, student appraisal, career development and post-secondary opportunities.
  • Skill in analyzing complex information
  • Skills in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure and refine programs and services.
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work hours = 40 hour week (minimum); will include additional after hours and weekends, as needed.
  • Required to attend school meetings, programs and activities outside the instructional day as mandated by the Guidance & Counseling Framework.
Physical Job Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS REFERENCE

Occasionally (0-33% of day, 0-32 repetitions)
Frequently (34-66% of day, 33-200 repetitions)
Constantly (67-100% of day, >200+ repetitions)

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must maintain emotional control under stress, and occasionally work prolonged and/or irregular hours. The employee must exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment is a standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, I0-key, etc.). Ninety percent indoors, ten percent outdoors; controlled environment; exposed to weather elements, extreme heat/cold, noise and dust.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.

Posted By

Fort Worth Independent School District

100 N UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76107-3010
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,691 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students

28%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.54

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

8%

State Average: 9%

FTE

10,643

State Average: 558