Secondary School Counselor (2019-2020)

Brenham Indipendent School District Brenham , TX 77833

Posted 5 months ago

Brenham Independent School District - Job Description

Job Title/Position:

School Counselor

Department/School:

Assigned Campus

Pay Information:

Days: 207

Supervised By:

Campus Principal

FLSA:

Exempt

Date Revised:

February 2016

Primary Purpose:

Plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program at assigned campus. Counsel students to fully develop each student's academic, career, personal, and social abilities and address the needs of special population students.

Qualifications (Experience/Education/Certification):

Master's degree from accredited college or university; Valid Texas school counselor certificate; two years of teaching experience.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct structural group lessons to deliver to 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.

  • 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.

  • Plan, implement, evaluate, and promote continuous improvement of a balances 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.

  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents.

  • 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.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • 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, parents, and district staff

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise assigned counseling aide(s) and clerical employee(s).

Working Conditions (Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Demands):

Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment. Prolonged sitting; frequent standing, kneeling/ squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting. Frequent walking. Regular lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior. Work inside; may work outside. Maintain emotional control under stress; may work prolonged or irregular hours.

The foregoing statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required. The district shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Nor shall the district limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status as an employee because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex or national origin.


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