Counselor Pool - High School
Company: DFW Area Application Consortium
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Leading - Campus Professional/Counselor_HS
To Be Determined Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Fort Worth ISD
High School Counselor Pool 2023-2024
Location: To be determined
Salary: Appropriate Level of Counselor Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 210
Develops and implements a comprehensive developmental guidance
program for all students to promote student success and school
completion as specified by law in the Texas Education Code Section
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Respects student confidentiality and the integrity of the
educational process as evidenced by accurate student transcripts
- Provides (2) individual student advisory sessions and
transcript audits as outlined in the Guidance Counseling (GC)
- Engages students in developing, implementing, updating, and
completing their postsecondary plan, six-year plan (progression
plan), Personal Graduation Plans (for identified students), and
student interest inventories.
- Schedules students in coherent sequence of courses aligned to
the students' chosen career pathway.
- Advocates for students, mediates and facilitates on behalf of
student interests and needs.
- Engages students in the personalized education, career
awareness, and college readiness activities (career day, guidance
lessons, Education Go Get It Week, and so forth).
- Communicates effectively to disseminate information about
students to other professionals as appropriate for follow up and
- Assists students with the completion of college, scholarship,
and financial aid applications (FAFSA/TASFA); provides financial
aid information to students and parents.
- Provides engaging student guidance lessons systematically in
the 8 strands as identified in the GC Framework (topics and
schedule for all students according to TEC and District
- Provides responsive, intentional counseling to students
identified as needing additional support to address specific
student outcomes and identified goals.
- Teaches guidance units effectively as indicated from student
and teacher feedback.
- Maintains accurate professional records of counseling and
Student Support Services related activities on a daily basis.
- Serves on the Trauma Response Team - Completes Suicide and
Violence Risk Assessments of students in crisis.
- Responds to students individually and serves as an active
participant in the Response to Intervention (RtI) process; selects
and uses counselor interventions appropriate to student needs and
- Provides group counseling with specific student outcomes and
goals identified; provides referral when appropriate.
- Facilitates student referrals to school/district special
programs and/or services.
- Engages parents and provides targeted parent education
opportunities related to personalized education, career awareness
and college readiness.
- Educates faculty, parents, community, and students about the
guidance program and services through public information programs
(Open House, PTO meetings, campus website, newsletters, and so
- Interprets assessment data (PSAT 8/9, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP
Potential, and so forth) to students and parents as a student
advocate to promote understanding of educational planning
- Interprets information and ideas effectively and participates
in campus wide staff development as outline in the GC
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with
representatives from community agencies, mentors and others
supporting the counseling program.
- Demonstrates an understanding of data driven decision making as
it relates to student development and placement.
- Collaborates and develops data driven program objectives
(CEIP/MEASURE) and monitors progress each 6 weeks throughout the
- Evaluates the effectiveness of individual activities and the
overall program success in meeting desired student outcomes
identified in the counseling CEIP/MEASURE to submit year-end report
to all stakeholders (SPARC) (Quality Program Indicators).
- Collaborates in the planning and evaluation of student
- Interprets assessment data to school personnel as a student
advocate to promote understanding of educational planning processes
for individual students.
- Observes ethical standards of the Texas and the American School
- Pursues continuous professional growth and development to
maintain current understanding of procedures and best practices in
the field of professional school counseling.
- Performs counseling related responsibility aligned with the
Texas Education Code and the FWISD Guidance and Counseling
Framework. Supervisory Responsibilities
- Coordinates work with counseling aide(s) and clerical
employee(s). Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the
District's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds
rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others;
is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team
player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in
confrontational situations. Other Duties as Assigned
- Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance
with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are
expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven
by need where a team effort is required. Knowledge, Skills &
- Knowledge of comprehensive guidance programs, counseling
procedures, intervention skills, student appraisal, career
development and post-secondary opportunities.
- Knowledge of pre/post high school program eligibility
- Knowledge of college/university admissions processes,
scholarship programs and other educational opportunities.
- Knowledge of current developments in business and industry
regarding career opportunities and employment.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the
formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding
education and students.
- Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact,
patience, and courtesy.
- Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.
- Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and
large group situations to students, parents, and district
- Ability to maintain confidential student records.
- Ability to use software to access databases, email, and do word
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
forms, with District leaders, students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work. Travel
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings
as required. Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including
computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment such as
- Posture: Prolonged sitting; frequent standing; occasional
stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and
- Motion: Frequent walking; frequent repetitive hand motions,
including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
- Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15
- Environment: Works inside; may work outside; may require
occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is
required for this position.
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works
with frequent interruptions. Minimum Required Qualifications
- Education: Master's degree from accredited college or
- Valid Texas Teaching Certification required;
- Valid Texas Counselor Certification required.
- Experience: 2 years' classroom teaching experience in a public
or accredited private school required.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency
preferred in some settings.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be
assigned or skills that may be required.
Keywords: DFW Area Application Consortium, Fort Worth , Counselor Pool - High School, Other , Fort Worth, Texas
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