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School Counselor

Position Title:  School Counselor

Location: Slocum PK-8 Campus

Salary Range:  Slocum ISD Salary Schedule

Length of Work Year:  197 Days

 

Position Summary

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 

Position Requirements

Education/Certification/License:

·         Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

·         Valid Texas school counselor certificate 

Experience: Two years teaching experience

 

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 

Duties/Responsibilities

      Guidance

·         Plan and conduct structured group lessons to deliver 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.

Consultation

  • Coordinate school, home, and community resources and refer students, parent, and others to special programs and services as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to advocate for individual students and specific groups of students.

Assessment

  • Interpret standardized test results and assessment data to guide students in individual goal setting and planning.

Program Management and Administration

  • 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.
  • 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. 

Application Procedures

Send cover letter, district application, résumé, transcripts, and copy of cre­dentials to:                                                           

                                                            Mark Leuschner

                                                            Slocum ISD

                                                            5765 East State Hwy 294

                                                            Elkhart, TX  75839

Application Deadline 

Until filled. 

*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice. 

The district Title IX Coordinator is:

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

5765  East St. Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX  75839

(903) 478-3624   

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