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NES Counselor ES (2024-2025)

Employer
Houston Independent School District
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive

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Location: Montgomery Elementary School

Department: Montgomery ES

Area:South

Contract Months:10

Salary Range: $80,000.00 - $80,000.00

Academic Year: 24-25

POSITION SUMMARY

The School Counselor is responsible for promoting student success, providing preventive services, and responding to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, social, and emotional development.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive counseling and guidance program based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) framework to address the needs of all students.
  • Conduct needs assessments and utilize data to identify and support targeted areas of need on their campus.
  • Address all students' social/emotional development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.
  • Provide direct services through the identified counseling and guidance program to students with presenting needs/concerns.
  • Consult with parents, school staff, and community stakeholders to help increase student outcomes for success.
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES CONTINUED
  • Coordinate and partner with College and Career Readiness programs to expose and support student development of career awareness and academic planning.
  • Facilitate scheduling and course selection process; ensure students' coursework is aligned to grade and skill level.
  • Provide in-service training on guidance topics and curriculum for teachers, administrators, and campus stakeholders.
  • Support teachers in developing and delivering classroom guidance activities and lessons based on the school's guidance counseling curriculum.
  • Interpret standardized test results and other assessment data to help students make educational and career plans and assist with the implementation of assessments.
  • Perform other counseling and guidance related duties as assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Texas Education Agency Counselor Certification.

Education

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling and Guidance.

Experience

Two years exemplary teaching experience.

Working knowledge of personal computers and applicable software.

Other Requirements

Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the department.

Ability to discern the sensitivity of internal/external communications in a large public organization and an awareness of the elements of public relations.

Ability to work effectively with a diverse student and community population.

Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus; judge distance (close and distant); reach with arms extended and use hands to manipulate the keyboard.

Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb and/or be mobile.

Houston Independent School District is an equal opportunity employer.

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