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Secondary Counselor

Company: MISD
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Job Description:

Midland Independent School District is seeking to hire----Full-Time--Counselors--at the following locations:Alamo Junior High School, Lee High School and Coleman High School EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Hold an appropriate Texas counselor's certificate, or eligible for a permit for a counselor's certificateCertified at the level of assignment based on a Bachelor's degreeTwo years of successful classroom teaching experienceAbility to work well with a diverse population QUALIFICATIONS: Terms of Contract:-- According to district approved calendar MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: -- -- --Communication: -- -- --Guidance Curriculum/Individual Planning/Responsive Services/System -- -- --Support---- Consistently exhibits effective communication skills when working with superiors, peers,--parents,--and students so that individuals have confidence in the counselor's knowledge,--concern,--and competence.--Interprets and shares information about student achievement and progress with parents, teachers, and other professional personnel.Insures current 4-year plans for all students by scheduling and conducting conferences--with parents and/or students, providing accurate information about course offerings, requirements, and suitability.Coordinates a program of new student orientation, both at the beginning of school and--for transfer students during the school year.Promptly responds to parent and/or student inquiries through telephone or personal--contact.Conducts required classroom guidance activities.-- -- -- --Student Placement: -- -- --Individual Planning/Responsive Services Exhibits accurate knowledge of the school program and of ways in which specific student needs can and should be addressed through the program, insuring that the testing, scheduling, and placement of students is done in the most efficacious and appropriate manner.--Coordinates all preregistration and scheduling activities at the campus level.Certifies student eligibility for honors, awards, and other appropriate recognition.Participates and contributes information for campus ARD meetings.-- -- -- --Information Services: -- -- --System Support/Guidance Curriculum Ongoing data collection about students is efficiently conducted, student records are current and accurate, dissemination of information is planned and initiated, and request for information are honored quickly and efficiently.--Supervises the maintenance of permanent records and transcripts for all students.Disseminates materials about scholarships and other special student opportunities;--supervises the completion of applications in a timely and accurate manner; writes--letters of recommendation as requested and appropriate.Provides requested information to other educational institutions or business--establishments about current and/or former students.Provides information to the public regarding guidance programs and activities.Collects and disseminates guidance materials that are relevant to the educational,--vocational, and personal needs of students.-- -- -- --Dual Credit (Concurrent Enrollment) -- -- --Responsive Services/Individual Planning/System Support Promote dual credit (concurrent enrollment) to high school students and parents during advising/scheduling sessions.Work withMidlandCollegecounselors and registrar to maintain good communication.Advise students regarding dual credit (concurrent enrollment) eligibility and testing status.Provide for distribution of dual credit (concurrent enrollment) information/registration packets.Be responsible for providing Midland College Admissions office with student test scores/transcripts.Complete and sign the dual credit (concurrent enrollment) registration form and return to student for their signature and parent's signature.Assist in follow-up reminders to faculty and students concerning dual credit (concurrent enrollment) registration deadlines.-- -- -- --Counseling Services: -- -- --Responsive Services/Individual Planning/Guidance Curriculum-- Students and parents are made to feel welcome by the counselor and are given the kind of academic, personal, and/or vocational counseling which is appropriate or are referred carefully and caringly to other resources so that a variety of student needs and parent concerns can be met.--Is available and accessible to students, on a daily basis in such a way that both planned and casual contact with students is achieved.Provides appropriate career and educational counseling for individuals and student--groups.Conferences with parents and/or students regarding student aptitude , achievement,--and ability, with particular emphasis on the counseling of students regarding--PSAT/SAT testing.--Works effectively with students and/or parents to resolve scheduling conflicts.Conducts failure conferences with students on a regular basis.Is knowledgeable about community agencies and coordinates the referral of students----to those agencies as appropriate.Follows up on teacher and parent referrals for special diagnosis and counseling of--student, working closely with MISD and community resources.Conducts support groups for students with alternative educational placementProvide PGP's for At-Risk students in a collaborative effort to encourage student success. -- -- Administrative: -- -- System Support/Individual Planning Administrative duties are executed with initiative, organization, and efficiency and are completed in a timely manner.--Contributes appropriately to the development of the master schedule.Assists in the planning and development of college nights, career days, or college personnel visitations.Administers local scholarship and student opportunity programs.-- -- -- --Professional Growth: -- -- --System Support Seeks methods by which a constant renewal, refinement, and acquisition of skills of counseling and guidance can be achieved; improvement and growth are a priority.--Prepares and submits to the building principal an annual performance plan, outlining the guidance and counseling goals for the year, a timeline of activities, and a method--of measurement of outcomes.Plans for and engages in professional growth through attendance at state, regional,--and/or district meetings and conferences.--Benefits include:--Health Insurance: District pays for 100% for Employee Only - $0 cost to employee-- - Additional cost to the employee for family.--Dental & Vision: We offer low monthly premiums.Texas Teacher Retirement System: Pay into a retirement pension.--Voluntary Annuity: In addition to TRS, retirement plans such as 403(b), 457, or Roth Annuity Plans--Voluntary Benefits: Disability, Accident, Bridge, Heart & Cancer plans and-- Flex Plans for Medical & Childcare---- TexasBacktoWork.Category: Education, Keywords: Secondary Counselor

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