Student Advisor
TEXANS CAN! - Houston, TX

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Primary Purpose:
The principal task of the Student Advisor is to help students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources to fully develop each student's individual potential.

Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Identify reasons why assigned students are not successful in school or exhibit undesirable behavior.
  • Work with families and students in alleviating adverse conditions to promote resiliency and academic success for at risk students.
  • Assist parents in utilizing school and community resources to maximize their student's educational abilities.
  • Involve parents in the school to create positive academic and social outcomes for students.
  • Listen to and respect the feelings and sensitivities of students and parents of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Help students overcome the social and emotional problems interfering with adjustment and achievement in school.
  • Provide/coordinate special education related services for students with physical, mental, social, emotional and other educational disabilities.
  • Increase educational attainment and enhance the educational experience for students and their families by assuring equal opportunity.
  • This position will be required to meet or exceed specific student attendance rates.
  • Any other duties required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • None.
    Equipment Used:
    • Personal computer, typewriter, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, and various projectors.
    Working Conditions:
    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
    • Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions.
    • Repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer.
    Qualifications:
    Education Requirements:
    • Degree in Social Work or related discipline preferred
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal and career development
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior through counseling skills.
    • An understanding of psychosocial development of children and their influences of family, community and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process
    Experience Requirements:
    • Case management experience required
    • Experience working with high school students in an educational setting preferred
    Work Schedule Requirements:
    • Be on call 24 hours a day for students
    • Be able to work nights and weekends as necessary, in addition to a normal assigned schedule, in order to do student home visits and complete the necessary job requirements.

    About this company
    Texans Can Academies is a non-profit organization operating public charter high schools throughout the State of Texas. Texans Can Academies...