Student Support Counseling Support Specialist (2013-2014)
YES Prep Public Schools - Houston, TX

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JOB TITLE: Student Support Counseling Support Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Support Counseling Services

Job Goal:
The Student Support Counseling Support Specialist will assist in creating and supporting systems and structures that promote effective Student Support Counseling service delivery to students, staff and parents. This role will also serve as a resource for SSCs, staff, administrators, parents and students.

The Student Support Counseling Support Specialist will work closely with the Director of Student Support Counseling Services in the following areas-

Developing and maintaining systems for at-risk identification and reporting

Planning and facilitating professional learning sessions for SSCs and other campus stakeholders

Screening SSC applicants and participating in campus interview processes

Developing and maintaining internship partnerships, and assisting with the placement and training of interns

Planning and facilitating summer onboarding training for SSC new hires

Providing direct campus support to targeted campuses through SSC check-ins and consultation

Providing direct support to students on targeted campuses

Additional duties as assigned


Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;

Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;

Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;

Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;

Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;

Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;

Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;

Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution

Master’s Degree preferred


Previous experience as a Student Support Counselor, preferred, but not required

Skills and Mindsets

Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools

Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback

Demonstrated ability to work on a team

A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional

Belief that every student can and will achieve

Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment

Strong written communication skills

Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once

Detail-oriented and self-directed

Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker

Ability to maintain emotional control under stress

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty

Some light manual labor

Endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety

Length of Work Year:
Year- round part-time position; 0.5 FTE with opportunity to be full time FTE with campus SSC role. Evening and weekend commitments also will be required

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation commensurate with experience; YES offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, plus supplemental policies, , and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

  • The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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