School Counselor

Date: June 21, 2022

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


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



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


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, parent, 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.

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:

Gina Kellum

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