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ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. JOB TITLE: Counselor – Junior High. WAGE/HOUR: ... Master's Degree from accredited college or university.
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ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB TITLE:

Counselor – Junior High

WAGE/HOUR:

Exempt

REPORTS TO:

Campus Principal

PAY GRADE:

ADMIN 3

DEPARTMENT:

Guidance/Secondary

DAYS:

207 Days

ROLE AND PURPOSE: Provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for students in grades 7-8 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 students’ educational, social, personal, and career development; and provide support to other junior high school educational programs. QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: • Master’s Degree from accredited college or university • Valid Texas Counselor’s Certification Experience: • Three years teaching experience MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: I. INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT A. Teach the junior high guidance curriculum B. Guide individual and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans II.

SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION CLIMATE A. Identify and support at-risk students B. Counsel individual students and small groups of students that are in at-risk situations C. Consult with teachers, parents, and staff regarding meeting developmental needs of adolescents and regarding specific information about the students for whom they have responsibility

III.

SCHOOL/ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT A. Coordinate, conduct or participate in activities which contribute to the effective operation of the school B. Demonstrate leadership ability C. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with other professionals

IV.

STUDENT MANAGEMENT A. Refer students in at-risk situations and/or parents to special programs and /or specialists

V.

SCHOOL/COMMUNITY RELATIONS A. Maintain a high level of integrity and service at all times B. Apply good public relations skills when working with school personnel and community members

VI.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT A. Pursue continuous professional growth B. Attend 3 hours of ethics training each year

VII.

MISCELLANEOUS A. 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. Approved by

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UPDATED: June 2014 Human Resources Department