Counselor - Elementary (Bilingual Preferred)
Austin Independent School District - Austin, TX

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For Fiscal Year:

The incumbent must have the following:
• an understanding of the developmental issues of the students to which he/she is assigned.

• ability to communicate effectively with families, students, teachers, and administrators.

• skills to work with students in groups and individually.

• thorough understanding of state testing requirements.

• knowledge of mental health community resources and agencies and the ability to access these resources.

• knowledge of career and post secondary options for secondary students, including college admissions and financial aid.

• ability/skills to counsel students, parents, and administrators in the delivery of a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program.

• ability to survey a campus and create a guidance program in response to the needs of the campus.

• ability to review student records to determine whether or not students have completed the graduation requirements of the Minimum, Recommended, or Distinguished Achievement High School Graduation Plan.

• ability to provide and willingness to attend professional development related to the knowledge of job skills.

• technological skills required for the position.



This position requires a Masters Degree in Education with Texas School Counselor Certification or eligibility for Texas School Counseling Certification, including 24 Graduate Hours with at least 12 Graduate Hours in Guidance and Counseling. Incumbent should have a valid Texas Teaching Certificate at the level of assignment with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in accredited K-12 school

Incumbent receives administrative supervision and is typically evaluated about three times per year.

It is expected that less experienced incumbents will receive additional guidance on instructional matters and that those with more experience will serve as mentors, providing suggestions, guidance, and assistance as appropriate or necessary.

It is expected that some incumbents will be more involved in planning and coordinating departmental activities.

Supervisor may provide detailed instruction regarding changes in policies, procedures, or laws or in reference to unusual circumstances or problems.

Incumbent has significant contact with students, parents, and other school staff to provide instruction, offer guidance, exchange information, and develop social skills of students.

Incumbent may also maintain contacts within the community to enrich the content of materials and utilize additional instructional methodologies (e.g., take field trips, invite guest speakers.)

This position requires the ability to apply knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles, knowledge of subject matter, and knowledge of State, local, and Federal laws and regulations affecting the lives and education of students.

This position requires an understanding of child and adolescent development.

Incumbent must have the skills to manage student behavior. Incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media, work with others as a team, organize and maintain records, manage time and resources effectively and efficiently, and evaluate performance and provide constructive feedback.

Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


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