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Openings as of 1/16/2018
Student Support Services

  • LPC/LSSP JobID: 970
  • Position Type:
      Student Support Services/Counselor

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Learning Resource Center

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
      until filled

    Job Title:        Special Education Counselor                                 Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
    Reports to:      Director of Special Education                                Pay Grade:              Professional
    Dept./School:  Special Education                                                  Date Revised:           May 2017
    Budget Code: 199 E 31 6119 00 999 0 23 000
    This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
    Provide counseling, consultation, and technical assistance services to assigned students/campuses. Services may include crisis intervention, short-term individual counseling, group counseling, and other direct or indirect services to students and families.
    Master's degree
    Valid Texas counselor certificate or valid Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement and intellectual, emotional, psycho-social development, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes
    Knowledge of rules and regulations governing special education
    Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies including behavior management interventions
    Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Ability to travel to multiple work locations as assigned
    Ability to keep technical and professional records and to make appropriate reports and recommendations
    Maintain a calm and patient demeanor with students and others
    Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students
    1. Establish and maintain professional relationships with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and community members.
    1. Coordinate with members of the multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated evaluation, written reports, or determination of needed evaluation data within timelines.
    1. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee by developing appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
    1. Develop written reports with clear, precise information and recommendations to assist the student to benefit from instruction.
    1. Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with disabilities.
    1. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
    1. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rules, and the local board policy in the area of students’ identification and evaluation.
    2. Ensure that student progress is analyzed and evaluated on a regular systematic basis and the findings are used to make all programs more effective.
    1. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
    1. Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents to present information accurately and clearly.
    1. Conduct short-term crisis intervention counseling with individual or small groups based on evaluation, the IEP, and ARD/IEP committee recommendation.
    1. Consult with school staff, parents, and LSSP to assist in intervention strategies and techniques.
    1. Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed,
    1. Provide consultation to parents and school staff regarding the psychological needs of students as they relate to the educational setting and process.
    1. Maintain strict confidentiality of student information.
    1. Provide counseling as a related service as documented in the student IEPs; conduct group and/or individual counseling sessions and facilitative therapy for students with diagnosed problems.
    1. Share preventive strategies to remove social/emotional barriers to academic success.
    1. Participate in the development of Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) as appropriate.
    1. Promote and follow ethical standards for school counselors.
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:
    Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent district-wide travel; work with frequent interruptions; moderate standing, stooping, bending, and lifting/transport of up to 50lbs.
    The foregoing 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.
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