Clear Creek Independent School District
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Counselor - Elementary (2019-20) Anticipated
at Clear Creek Independent School District
Provide all students with counseling and guidance as needed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth; enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Master’s degree in guidance and counseling from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas counseling certificate
Effective communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of counseling and guidance
Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
Demonstration of counseling and guidance leadership
Computer skills consistent with district expectations
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties
Coordinate the developmental guidance curriculum in units with planned lessons for small or classroom-sized groups of students at all grade levels; topics to be included are as follows:
Motivation to achieve
Decision-making, goal-setting, planning and problem-solving skills
Identify appropriate resources and materials necessary for presenting the guidance curriculum.
Collaborate with and provide assistance to other school team members who may integrate the guidance topics with other curricula.
Coordinate guidance lessons with campus and district goals.
Coordinate a monthly calendar of guidance curriculum activities, which includes the topic/programs to be presented; calendar should indicate the grade level and presenter and be made available to campus staff.
Consult through conferences, phone calls, and individual meetings with:
Identify appropriate resources for referral to community resources.
Train campus staff on child abuse and how to make referrals to Children’s Protective Services. Initiate and/or assist other campus staff in making referrals to Children’s Protective Services and respond to requests for information from Children’s Protective Services.
Train campus staff on suicide prevention and respond to campus staff referrals of students who are in crisis.
Serve as a member of the campus intervention team.
Conduct small group or individual counseling sessions on various topics such as:
Getting along with others
Grief and loss
Coping with stress
Counsel with individual students; assess on an as needed or limited basis the student’s need for additional intervention from school, home or community services.
Through a needs assessment, develop and implement campus counseling and intervention programs.
Follow up with students returning from JJAEP, etc.
Inform supervisors of student threats to themselves and/or other students.
Serve as member of campus intervention team.
Consult with parents regarding student needs.
Coordinate the referral/appraisal placement process.
Consult with students individually in several areas.
Acquisition of study skills
Awareness of educational opportunities
Appropriate course selection
Utilization of test scores
Knowledge of potential career opportunities
Knowledge of career and technical training
Knowledge of positive work habits
Development of healthy self-concepts
Development of adaptive and adjusted social behavior
Interpret assessment data, testing results, etc. and consult with school staff, parents, and students in order to assist in formulating realistic goals for students
Plan, organize, and implement campus-wide Developmental Guidance Program.
Participate in and contribute to district and campus leadership teams including the following:
Campus administrative teams
Counselor meetings and committees
Campus instructional improvement teams
Principal/counselor regular meetings
Support campus programs and special events.
Contribute articles to the campus newsletter that further knowledge and understanding of the counseling and guidance program.
Coordinate staff development at campus and district levels (as requested) that furthers knowledge and understanding of the counseling and guidance program.
Provide parent education programs at campus and district levels (as requested).
Professional Growth and Work Habits
Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality staff development opportunities for personal growth.
Research district policy, precedent, and current practices prior to taking action.
Participate as an effective team member who contributes to district, department, and content goals.
Demonstrate integrity and ethics.
Display proficient levels of technology applications.
Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.
Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.
Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.
Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.
Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met.
Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).
Additional campus duties and responsibilities should be cleared through the Director of Student Personnel Services.
Perform other duties and accept other responsibilities as assigned.
Effective verbal and written communication; concentration while performing duties; ability to maintain emotional control under stress; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; ability to work with frequent interruptions
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Moderate standing, walking, bending, lifting; prolonged use of computer; repetitive hand motions
Job Contact Information
Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)