Science And Engineering Magnet: 9-12: Counselor

Dallas Independent School District Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 months ago

Mission: To implement a systematic PK-12 data driven school counseling program that will:

  • Foster a safe and caring environment

  • Empower students to graduate college and career ready

  • Inspire students to ultimately become successful and responsible citizens.


  • Master's degree in Guidance Counseling; valid Texas counseling certificate; valid Texas teacher certificate

  • Two years classroom experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use accepted theories and techniques appropriate to school counseling.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.

  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Major Responsibilities

System Support:

  • Provide consultation to school administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents regarding personal social and emotional needs of students.

  • Raise the level of understanding among all staff about at-risk student needs and the impact on teaching and learning.

  • Conduct parent workshops/training to enhance parents' ability to support their children's success.

  • Coordinate or assist the Student Support Team (SST) in facilitating interventions or strategies to remove barriers to student success.

  • Conduct a needs assessment and evaluation of the counseling program.

  • Plan and coordinate the counseling program based on student needs.

  • Provide a systematic vehicle for school staff to refer students at-risk of dropping out of school and experiencing behavioral or academic difficulties.

Responsive Services:

  • Provide individual/group counseling for at-risks students.

  • Refer students who need intense or specialized services to district or outside agencies.

  • Provide support for new and returning students.

Guidance Curriculum:

  • Prepare and deliver a minimum of seven guidance lessons to all students to develop life skills, promote good character, develop resilience, develop healthy relationships, and emphasize the importance of higher education and goal setting.

  • Coordinate or assist in implementing schoolwide activities related to healthy student development including Character Counts and Anti-bullying initiatives.


  • Complete an accountability project (Counseling Program Highlight) that demonstrates the impact that targeted counseling activities have on student success.

  • Assist students in transitioning to and planning for college or career, including advisement on financial aid, college applications, college entrance exams, and career preparation.

  • Identify and advise students regarding rigorous and challenging academic programs.

  • Schedule all students in appropriate classes.

Individual Student Planning & Higher Education:

  • Assist students in interpreting test scores and other appraisal results.

  • Monitor and document services provided to academically at-risk students.

  • Provide students and parents with information about various district academic programs.

  • Coordinate higher education schoolwide activities.

  • Conduct parent meetings on the importance of higher education

  • Provide schoolwide career guidance activities.

Special Projects:

  • Coordinate other activities that foster the social-emotional and academic well-being of all students.


Salary will be based upon the Board approved salary schedule

Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer Human Capital Management. Federally funded personnel must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certifications, as appropriate.

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

No telephone calls please.


You can contact Counseling Services by emailing to Counselingservices@dallasisd.orgDallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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Science And Engineering Magnet: 9-12: Counselor

Dallas Independent School District