Counselor

Horizon Montessori Public Schools

job description

Summary:

Plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive program of guidance to school assigned, including counseling services.  Provide a proactive, developmental guidance program to encourage all students to maximize personal growth and development.

 

Qualifications:

Education:

Master's degree in guidance counseling

 

Experience:

Three years teaching experience preferred

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid Texas counselor's certificate

 

Other Skills and Abilities:


  1. Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development. 

  2. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

  3. Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.

  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents.  Skill in oral and written communication.

  5. Ability to read and analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. 

  6. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

  7.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, board of trustees, staff, students, parents, and the general public.

  8. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  9. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  10. Ability to provide virtual/distance  services and lessons to students via Google Classroom and other multimedia options in response to pandemics, natural disasters, catastrophic events, etc.  


 

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Guidance

1.         Teach school developmental guidance curriculum to students.

2.         Help teachers incorporate guidance-related information into existing curriculum.

3.         Provide guidance to individuals and groups of students to develop educational plans and career awareness.

4.         Counsel individuals and small groups about their concerns.

 

 

Consultation

5.         Consult parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people to enhance their work with students.

6.         Work with school personnel and school district residents to obtain resources for students.

7.         Use an effective referral process to help students and others use special programs and services.

 

Assessment

8.         Participate in planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus standardized testing program.

9.         Interpret test and other appraisal results appropriately.

 

Program Management

10.        Plan school guidance and counseling programs to ensure that they meet identified needs.

11.        Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of guidance program and make changes based on findings.

12.        Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

 

 

Administration

13.        Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in guidance and counseling area.

14.        Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.

15.        Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.

16.        Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.

 

Professional

17.        Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

18.        Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.

 

Other

19.        Maintain confidentiality.

20.        Participate in staff development training programs to improve job performance.

21.        Participate in meetings and special events as assigned.

22.        Exercise professional judgment in absences; be punctual to work, meetings, and appointments.

23.        Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

Supervises assigned clerical employee(s).

Equipment Used:

 

Computer, telephone, printer, copier, fax machine and calculator.

 

Working Conditions:

Occasional absences are understood but regular attendance is required.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Light to moderate lifting is required.  Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision.

 

The employee must maintain emotional control under stress.

In accordance with TEA regulations, STET/HMPS will provide virtual/distance learning when it is necessary. This platform will be conducted either from a classroom or a location other than the school building, as approved by the Superintendent.  Employee will be subject to virtual/distance learning policies and procedures as set forth in the employee handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

STET/HMPS considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

 

contact information

business: Horizon Montessori Public Schools
contact: Jenilee Farias
address: 2319 N Grand Blvd
Pearland, TX 77581
phone: 956-969-3092 (Call Now)
website: http://www.hmps.net

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