ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB TITLE:
Counselor - Elementary
ROLE AND PURPOSE: Provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for all children in grades PreK-6 and specifically provide services to meet the special needs of his/her assigned caseload; consult with teachers, parents and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping children’s educational, personal, social and career development; and provide support to other elementary educational programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: Master’s Degree from accredited college or university Valid Texas Counselor’s Certification Experience: Two years teaching experience MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: I. INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT Teach the elementary guidance curriculum Guide individual and groups of pupils through the development of educational, personal, social, or career plans Plan and evaluate the campus guidance program II. SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION CLIMATE Identify and support at-risk students Counsel individuals and small groups of students who are in at-risk situations Consult with teachers, parents, and staff regarding meeting children’s developmental needs and regarding specific information about the children for whom they have responsibility III. SCHOOL/ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT Coordinate, conduct or participate in activities which contribute to the effective operation of the school Demonstrate leadership ability Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with other professionals IV. ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT None V. STUDENT MANAGEMENT Refer students in at-risk situations and/or their parents to special programs and/or specialists VI. SCHOOL/COMMUNITY RELATIONS Maintain a high level of integrity and service at all times Apply good public relations skills when working with school personnel and community members VII. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND EVELOPMENT Pursue continuous professional growth Attend 3 hours of ethics training each year VIII. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None IX. MISCELLANEOUS Performs other duties as may be assigned by principal
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
UPDATED: May 2017 Guidance and Counseling Department