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DISTRICT LEAD SCHOOL COUNSELOR (#1897)

Texans Can Academies - Central Administration, 325 W. 12th Street, Dallas TX 75208

Texans Can! Academies

Dallas, Texas

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Job Description

The future of Texas and the world is in our classrooms. At Texans Can Academies, we are recruiting individuals committed to ensuring that all students are career ready. We know the choices facing today’s well-qualified professionals and we are thrilled that you are considering Texans Can Academies. 

 

We are currently looking for a District level Lead School Counselor to join our Central Office location. If the following opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply.

 

Primary Purpose:

The District Lead Counselor will provide guidance and support to campuses in the creation and system entries for schedules, personal graduation plans, transcript audits, data rosters, online service assignments, and any other operational task assigned to campus counselors and academic advisors. The  Lead Counselor along with the Director of School Counseling will provide leadership and direction to the school counselors and academic advisors.  The District Lead Counselor along with the Director of School Counseling will assist in the development of departmental guidelines and assume responsibility for the implementation of these guidelines.

 

The District Lead Counselor serves as a liaison to all campuses and provides service in three functional areas:

  1. Technology and Web Support
  2. Data Collection and Dissemination
  3. Training Workshops. Develop, coordinate, and facilitate training and skill development to include training defined in the district mission for Academic Advising/School Counseling

Qualifications:


Education/Certification:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid School counselor certification required

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Qualifications include strong organizational program development and communication skills, creative thinking/reasoning abilities, demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, faculty, and staff
  • Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development
  • Excellent organizational, communication, customer service skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to students, parents, and district staff

 

Experience:

  • Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal and career development.
  • 3+ years of experience in an academic environment is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience working with Student Management Systems specially in the scheduling interface

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrates Proficiency in Technology and IT skills.
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skill
  • Strong Knowledge of TEC Codes related to Graduation Requirements (Grades 9-12) and Personal Graduation Plan requirements
  • Knowledge and experience creating a master schedule
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time-management skills
  • Confident interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Perceptive intuition and decision-making skills
  • Ability to keep data and student record information confidential (HIPPA/FERPA)
  • Ability to innovate, think creatively and critically, and actively find solutions to new and familiar challenges.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Teaches campus developmental guidance curriculum consistent with the district’s guidance program and school counseling district mission.
  2. Meets all timelines and frequent deadlines.
  3. Performs such duties and functions related to the area of specialty as determined by the Director of School Counseling.
  4. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental guidelines.
  5. Assists the Director of School Counseling to ensure compliance with Texas high school graduation requirements.
  6. Conducts training and professional development for individual or group sessions to advise and assist academic advisors and counselors creating and entering schedules.
  7. Coordinates individual training in collaboration with the Director of School Counseling based on each campus need.
  8. Meets weekly with the Director of School Counseling to incorporate development, implementation, and monitoring of graduation requirements.
  9. Conducts individual sessions to advise the principal, assistant principal, counselor and academic advisor on special cases related to students’ schedules.
  10. Fulfills the Counselor academic operational tasks during counselors and academic advisor absences or vacancies.
  11. Communicates with students, parents, campus leaders, academic, and district staff in the absence of counselor or academic advisor, as needed.
  12. Monitors, Reviews, Creates and Enters Personal Graduation.
  13. During the Absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors evaluate students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning.
  14. In the absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors identify issues that affect school performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates
  15. Helping students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counseling.
  16. In the absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors counsel individuals and small groups on the basis of student and school needs.
  17. In the absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors work with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habits.
  18. In the absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors help students create a plan to achieve academic and career goals
  19. In the absence of Counselor or Academic Advisors collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  20. Help counselors and academic advisors to maintain records as required
  21. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • None

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:


Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged sitting; frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking

Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment: Work inside, may work outside; frequent district-wide travel

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; may work prolonged or irregular hours.

 

 

TEXANS CAN ACADEMIES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
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