COUNSELOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District ( learn more )

Houston, TX ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3257443
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2020

Job Description

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s degree from a recognized, accredited college or university, with a valid Texas Certificate as a Professional School Counselor;
  2. A minimum of two (2) years of successful experience as a classroom teacher required;
  3. Visionary leadership in public schools to work with faculties, families, and communities of the 21st century.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Probationary/Term Contract:

Elementary 193 days       $56,350 (IA-3)

Middle School 200 days   $58,394 (IA-3)

High School 205 days      $63,445(IA-4)

 

Salary Range (based on experience) as set by the Board of Trustees for the school year 2019-2020

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Counselor-Elementary School

  1. Assists in planning and developing the school’s guidance and counseling program in relation to the needs of the students being served.
  2. Assists in classroom and/or behavioral management planning with parents and professional personnel.
  3. Administers and/or supervises the administration of the District’s standardized testing program.
  4. Supervises and/or administers the screening for the Gifted/Talented, Bilingual/ESL.
  5. Administers screening instrument for new Bilingual/ESL students and prepares LPAC paperwork
  6. Uses computers in job-related activities.
  7. Coordinates the organization and/or maintenance of individual cumulative folders
  8. Prepares fifth grade cumulative and counseling folders for transfer to middle school.
  9. Assists in implementing Career Education in the elementary schools when needed.
  10. Attends meetings: Counselor, Administrative, Team, and Faculty.
  11. Provides personal and developmental counseling services through individual and group conferences.
  12. Works cooperatively with professional personnel and community resource personnel in the prevention and/or intervention of drug abuse and school dropouts.
  13. Provides crisis counseling and/or consultant services.
  14. Provides for small groups and classroom guidance programs to emphasize personal and social development; i.e., learning to be responsible for one’s behavior, orientation, effective study methods, stress management, decision making.
  15. Maintains the necessary lines of communication between the home and the school to enhance the development of the student.
  16. Conducts parent conferences and parent-teacher conferences to develop understanding of parent-teacher roles in the attainment of goals for the individual pupil.
  17. Works closely with the school psychologist, homebound teachers, diagnostician, attendance office, Youth Services Specialist and all ancillary personnel to help students with special problems.
  18. Plans and conducts staff development programs for individual schools and/or district-wide personnel when appropriate.
  19. Organizes and conducts parent study groups when there is an interest or need.
  20. Consults with the school psychologist on identified students and coordinates the referral process for psychological services.
  21. Works cooperatively with middle school counselors on placement of students to ease the transition from elementary to middle school.
  22. Interprets results of tests to students, parents, and professional personnel.
  23. Coordinates and advises parents and teachers of referral sources available beyond those which counselors can provide (outside agencies, Child Welfare, psychological and medical assistance, etc.)
  24. Explains the role of counselors to appropriate agencies, the community, and to school staff members – public relations.
  25. Reports child abuse cases to the Children’s Protective Services and involves the Youth Service Specialists when necessary.
  26. Serves as an active member of the school’s referral team for Special Education services.
  27. Sets up and maintains counseling folders for Bilingual/ESL and Gifted/Talented.
  28. Attends conferences and workshops as recommended by the administration.
  29. Assists in the preparation of written reports or surveys that are required by the local school system and/or the Texas Education Agency.
  30. Carries out other approved guidance and counseling activities as may be required by the school Principal and/or the Director of Guidance and Counseling.
  31. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Counselor-Middle School

 

  1. Assists in planning and developing the school’s, guidance and counseling program in relation to the needs of the students being served.
  2. Processes student registration for new students to the district, prior to the beginning of the school term and throughout the school year, as well as pre-registration for the subsequent year.
  3. Conducts registration conference with parents and students new to the district for deciding placement, easing transition, and understanding of building and district policies.
  4. Determines placement for students in courses and special programs and updates students’ schedule to reflect such placement.
  5. Makes schedule changes to accommodate individual student needs.
  6. Maintains individual cumulative folders containing standardized test data, grades, home language surveys and other pertinent data that may assist the student.
  7. Administers and/or supervises the administration of the standardized testing programs of the district and the state.
  8. Interprets results of tests to students, parents, and professional personnel.
  9. Acts as liaison with all support personnel.
  10. Coordinates Special Education Referral Process and writes the referral committee report.
  11. Uses computers in job-related activities.
  12. Assists in the preparation of written reports or surveys that are required by the local school system and/or the Texas Education Agency.
  13. Attends meetings: Counselor, Administrative, Departmental and Faculty.
  14. Attends conferences and workshops as recommended by administration.
  15. Provides individual guidance programs with emphasis on learning appropriate behavior, and aiding personal and social development.
  16. 1Conducts group guidance programs including orientation, educational, vocational, and career planning.
  17. Counsels and serves as a resource person for parents on problems affecting the orderly educational, physical, emotional and social growth of the student.
  18. Provides crisis counseling and/or consultant services.
  19. Follows up with detention and suspension students on behavior by reviewing inappropriate behavior with the students.
  20. Schedules and attends parent-teacher conferences, student-teacher conferences.
  21. Assists in classroom and/or behavioral management planning with parents and school professional personnel.
  22. Consults with the school psychologist on identified students and coordinates the referral process for psychological services.
  23. Explains the role of counselors to appropriate agencies, the community, and to school staff members – public relations.
  24. Plans, conducts and/or assists with staff development programs for individual school and district-wide personnel when appropriate.
  25. Organizes and conducts parent study groups when there is an interest or need.
  26. Works cooperatively with elementary school counselors to ease transition from elementary school to middle school. Collaborates with high school counselors for the appropriate placement of students and to ease the transition from middle school to senior high school.
  27. Works closely with the school psychologist, homebound teachers, diagnostician, attendance officer, Youth Service Specialist and all ancillary personnel to help students with specific problems.
  28. Serves as chairperson for Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
  29. Works collaboratively with and coordinates the use of community referral sources in the prevention and/or intervention of pregnancy, drugs, child abuse, school dropouts, and runaways.
  30. Supervises the processing of report cards.
  31. Disseminates information to students and parents concerning summer school and other alternative means of education.
  32. Reports suspected child abuse to Children’s Protective Services and to the district Youth Service Specialists. Checks on the progress of these cases.
  33. Assists the principal in Awards Night activities.
  34. Completes other guidance responsibilities as assigned by the Principal and/or Director of
  35. Guidance.
  36. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Counselor-High School

  1. Assists in planning and developing the school’s education, guidance and counseling program in relation to the needs of the students being served.
  2. Determines placement for students in courses and special programs, and updates student information and schedules to reflect such placement.
  3. Assists students in developing individual four-year high school plans.
  4. Checks students’ transcripts for correct course placement and accuracy to insure that state and district requirements are fulfilled before graduation.
  5. Utilizes computers in job-related activities.
  6. Administers and/or supervises the administration of the standardized testing program of the district and state.
  7. Interprets results of tests to students, parents and professional personnel.
  8. Maintains individual cumulative folders.
  9. Conducts registration conference with parent and students new to the district for deciding placement, easing transition, and interpreting district policies.
  10. Coordinates Advanced Placement program and administers Advanced Placement tests.
  11. Assists in the preparation of written reports or surveys that are required by the local school system and/or the Texas Education Agency.
  12. Provides individual guidance programs with emphasis on learning appropriate behavior, and aiding personal and social development.
  13. Conducts group guidance programs including orientation, educational vocational, and career planning.
  14. Counsels and serves as a resource person for parents on problems affecting the orderly educational, physical, emotional and social growth of the student.
  15. Provides crisis counseling and/or consultant services.
  16. Conferences with students, teachers, and parents regarding failing grades and assists in finding solutions.
  17. Explains the role of counselors to appropriate agencies, the community, and to school staff members.
  18. Assists in classroom and/or behavioral management planning with parents and school personnel.
  19. Organizes and conducts parent meetings when there is an interest or need.
  20. Plans, conducts and/or assists with staff development programs for individual school and district-wide personnel, when appropriate.
  21. Works closely with the school psychologist, homebound teachers, diagnostician, attendance officer, Youth Service specialist and all ancillary personnel to help students with special problems.
  22. Works cooperatively with, and coordinates the use of, community referral sources in the prevention and/or intervention of pregnancy, drug and child abuse, school dropouts, runaways, etc.
  23. Works cooperatively with middle school counselors to ease transition from middle school to senior high school.
  24. Attends meetings: Counselor, Administrative, Departmental, and Faculty.
  25. Conducts pre-registration of courses for the following year at each grade level.
  26. Disseminates information to students concerning summer school, correspondence, and other alternative means of education.
  27. Plans and coordinates special programs for PSAT, SAT, and ACT.
  28. Provides up-to-date information on colleges and maintains college and career information files, as well as scholarship and summer programs.
  29. Assists students with the application process for scholarships, for college and alternative post high school training, including letters of recommendation.
  30. Plans and coordinates college night activities.
  31. Provides information and application for student financial aid in college.
  32. Works with college admissions counselors in easing the transition from high school to college.
  33. Reports child abuse cases to the Children's Protective Services and involves the Youth Service Specialist when necessary.
  34. Assists the principal in organizing commencement ceremonies.
  35. Assists the principal in awards night activities.
  36. Coordinates special education referral process and writes the referral committee report.
  37. Serves as chairperson for Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
  38. Carries out other guidance responsibilities as assigned by the Principal and/or Director of
  39. Guidance.
  40. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

 

 

 

Applications will be reviewed.

Not all applicants will be interviewed.

 

Hiring Managers may choose to email you regarding this application.  Please monitor your email regularly for any communication.

  

 

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
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