EAST CENTRAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Announcement - May 21, 2020
The position of School Counselor will be available at Highland Forest Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year. All individuals (district employees included) who are interested in this position must apply online through Frontline via the district website. The deadline for submitting an application is 4:00 p.m., May 31, 2020, or until the position is filled.
Primary Purpose: Plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program at the assigned campus. Counsel students to fully develop each student’s academic, career, personal, and social abilities and address the needs of special population students.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Plan and conduct structured group lessons to deliver the district’s guidance curriculum effectively and in accordance with students’ developmental needs. Collaborate with teachers who teach guidance-related curriculum.
- Guide individual students, groups of students, and parents to plan, monitor, and manage the student’s own educational and career development including creating and reviewing personal graduation plans and providing information about post-secondary opportunities.
- Use accepted theories and effective techniques of developmental guidance to counsel individual students, small groups of students, and parents to plan, monitor, and manage a student’s own personal and social development. Provide preventive, remedial, and crisis counseling as needed.
- Plan and conduct Social Skills with identified TIER II behavior students.
- Coordinate school, home, and community resources and refer students, parents, and others to special programs and services as needed.
- Work collaboratively to advocate for individual students and specific groups of students.
- Interpret standardized test results and assessment data to guide students in individual goal setting and planning.
- Create and complete the master schedule.
- Plan, implement, evaluate, and promote continuous improvement of a balanced comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program that includes guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support components.
- Advocate for a school environment that acknowledges and respects diversity.
- Serve as AVID Site Coordinator.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents.
- Responsible for registration of students.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
- Adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards for school counselors including current professional standards of competence and practice.
- Develop and maintain effective counseling relationships.
- Assist teachers in identifying students with special needs or problems and inform teachers of developments concerning individual students which have a bearing upon the classroom situation.
- Perform other duties as assigned, to be determined by campus administration.
NOTE: Not all applicants will be interviewed. Each applicant’s resume, application, and other available information will be considered in the screening process. Only those persons currently meeting all minimum requirements will be screened.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas school counselor certificate
Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to students, parent, and district staff
Spanish speaker preferred
Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment
Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress; may work prolonged or irregular hours. Prolonged sitting; frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting. Frequent walking. Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior. May be required to lift and position student’s w/physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint, and assist non-ambulatory students. Exposure to biological hazards. Work inside, may work outside.
Period of Employment: 11 months
Salary: Administrative Pay Grade 103
Superintendent of Schools