Arlington Independent School District

If you have any questions about a counseling position for 2020-21 and your last name begins with A-M, please email ; if your last name begins with N-Z, please email . All school counseling applicants must be screened through the Counseling Services office before they can be hired for a school counseling position

Your application cannot be screened until all of the listed documents are attached to your application:

  • Cover letter stating your interest in school counseling and the level of employment you seek
  • Resume
  • Graduate Transcripts (showing 24 graduate hours completed, 12 hours must be in counseling and those classes must include the school counseling courses offered).
  • Copies of credentials (Teaching Certificate, Counseling Certificate, State Certifications, and/or Licenses).
  • Two Letters of Reference (one must be from your immediate supervisor and must be signed and dated within the current year).

Position Purpose
Develops and implements a comprehensive developmental guidance program for all students to promote student success and school completion as specified by law in the Texas Education Code Section 33.005.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creates a respectful atmosphere focused on customer service.
  • Respects student confidentiality and the integrity of the educational process.
  • Engages students in personalized education, career interest and awareness and college readiness activities (inventories, exploration, guidance lessons, Education Go Get It etc.)
  • Advocates for students, mediates and facilitates on behalf of student interests and needs.
  • Communicates effectively to disseminate information about students to other professionals as appropriate for follow up and disposition.
  • Provides responsive, intentional counseling to students identified as needing additional support to address specific student outcomes and identified goals.
  • Serves on Trauma Response Team – Completes Suicide and Violence Risk Assessments of students in crisis.
  • Responds to students individually and serves as an active participant in RtI. Selects and uses counselor interventions appropriate to student needs and circumstances.
  • Provides group counseling with student outcomes and goals identified; provides referral services when appropriate.
  • Facilitates student referrals to school/district special programs and/or services
  • Provides engaging student guidance lessons systematically in the 8 strands as identified in the G&C Framework (topics and schedule for all students according to policy).
  • Teaches guidance units effectively as indicated from student and teacher feedback.
  • Maintains accurate professional records of counseling and Student Support Services related activities on a daily basis.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with representatives from community agencies, mentors and others supporting the counseling program.
  • Engages parents and provides targeted parent education opportunities related to personalized education, career awareness and college readiness
  • Educates faculty, parents, community and students about the guidance program and services through public information programs (Open House, PTO meetings, Campus Website etc.).
  • Interprets assessment data to students and parents as a student advocate, promoting understanding of educational planning options.
  • Interprets information and ideas effectively and participates in campus wide staff development as outlined in the G&C Framework.
  • Accurately assesses student and family needs for referral and is knowledgeable regarding area resources.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of data driven decision making as it relates to student development and placement.
  • Collaborates and develops data driven program objectives (CEIP/MEASURE) and monitors progress each 6 weeks throughout the year.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of individual activities and the overall program success in meeting desired student outcomes identified in the counseling objectives in the CEIP to submit year-end report to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborates in the planning and evaluation of the student assessment activities.
  • Interprets assessment data to school personnel as a student advocate, with targeted intervention and educational planning processes.
  • Observes ethical standards of the Texas and American School Counselor Associations
  • Pursues continuous professional growth and development to maintain current understanding of procedures and practices in the field of professional school counseling.
  • Performs counseling related responsibilities aligned with the Texas Education Code and the FWISD Guidance and Counseling Framework.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Members of the learning community, including administrators, teachers, students and parents, seek you out and find you readily available for consultation
  • Students show mastery of the basic life skills taught in systematic delivery of guidance lessons
  • Daily records of student contact are maintained and current
  • Campus administrative team identifies you as an integral contributor to student success
  • Teachers and students and parents depend on you for small group intervention as needed.
  • ”Other duties as assigned” may include working in supplemental assignments under special revenue funds or state compensatory education funds.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Valid Texas Counselor certification.
  • Valid Texas Teacher certification.
  • Two years of teaching experience.
  • Ability to maintain confidential student records.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive guidance programs, counseling procedures, intervention skills, student appraisal and career development.
  • Skill in analyzing complex information
  • Skill in conducting team efforts to design, implement, measure and refine programs and services.
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work hours = 40 hour week (minimum); will include additional after hours and weekends, as needed.
  • Required to attend school meetings, programs and activities outside the instructional day as mandated by the Guidance & Counseling Framework.

Physical Job Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS REFERENCE
Occasionally (0-33% of day, 0-32 repetitions)
Frequently (34-66% of day, 33-200 repetitions)
Constantly (67-100% of day,
200+ repetitions)
Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must maintain emotional control under stress, and occasionally work prolonged and/or irregular hours. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment is a standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.

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