Keller Independent School District Keller , TX 76248
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The school counselor advocates for and supports all students in their personal, social, academic and career development. This is accomplished through a variety of approaches including, but not limited to, delivery of guidance curriculum in various groups sizes to support student development; individual and group counseling; individual student planning and goal-setting activities; consultation and coordination activities to support student success, and effective interpretation of student assessment data.
BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams; and manage resources to effectively support District goals.
Coordinate the collaboration of assigned vertical and horizontal systems to support high student achievement and customer satisfaction.
Communicate and collaborate between and among various areas of the organization to provide enhanced service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
Manage and lead the counseling program by planning organizing, implementing and delivering program activities to improve students' Intrapersonal Effectiveness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Personal Health and Safety, and Post-Secondary Planning and Readiness
Deliver classroom guidance activities by teaching the school guidance curriculum components through the use of effective instructional skills and intentionally planned structured group sessions for students based on campus needs
Implement the individual student planning component by guiding individuals and groups of students, and parents or guardians, through the development of educational, career, personal, or social plans
Provide responsive service component services through effective use of individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral skills
Provide system support component activities through effective school counseling program management and support for other educational programs
Serve as a consultant to teachers who conduct lessons based on the schools'/Districts' guidance curriculum
Clearly articulate and communicate the counseling program's management system and related program action plans to administration, staff, parents, and the community
Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors and standards as set forth by the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, and the state of Texas
Act as a student advocate, leader, collaborator, and systems change agent
Assist students and their parents or guardians in monitoring their academic, career, personal and social development as they progress in school
Collaborate with administration in the coordination and implementation of school programs that address students' educational, career, personal and social development
Inform and consult with the counseling program advisory council in its role in planning and implementing the counseling program
Guide and advise students and their parents/guardians regarding the importance of higher education, coursework designed to prepare students for higher education, and financial aid availability and requirements
Provide guidance to assigned counseling aides and counseling assistants.
Conduct an annual campus counseling program evaluation
Provide parent and staff training and consultation to foster student educational, career, personal and social development
Advocate for a school environment that acknowledges and respects diversity.
Establish and maintain professional relationships with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and community members.
Pursue professional development activities that align with District goals and initiatives and current professional research.
Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
Perform other related comprehensive school counseling program assignments
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of comprehensive school counselor program, procedures, intervention skills, student appraisal and career development
Knowledge of academic programs, policies and procedures
Knowledge of TEA/federal related rules, regulations and procedures
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Skill in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure and refine programs and services
Skill in communicating effectively with parents, students, staff, and community
Skill in implementing integration and interaction of vertical and horizontal systems to guarantee the support of high student achievement and customer satisfaction
Skill in analyzing complex information
Skill in making oral and written presentations
Valid Texas Counselor Certificate
Maintain emotional control under stress
Work with frequent interruptions
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
INTENT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Keller Independent School District