Openings as of 9/17/201902 - Professional: Schools
Application to the Bilingual Counselor Pool indicates your interest in being considered for a bilingual counselor position. Please note that it is important to monitor our job postings and indicate interest in specific campus bilingual counselor positions as they arise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a valid Texas School Counselor certificate. Additionally, this position requires either a valid Texas Bilingual Teaching certificate or a passing score on the TOPT or BTLPT certification exams. Incumbent must have at least two (2) years of successful classroom teaching experience. This position provides bilingual counseling services in English and Spanish directly to students. Therefore, incumbent must be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English and Spanish. SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires knowledge of counseling techniques, strategies, and the developmental stages of children (e.g., social, cognitive, moral, and emotional). Incumbent just have the knowledge of the opportunities and resources available to students upon leaving school (e.g., job market trends and outlooks, employment agencies, vocational schools, and academic programs). This position also requires the knowledge of State, local, Federal, and school policies and procedures regarding such matters as grade promotion, graduation, and behavior. JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: Incumbent assists students in making informed choices regarding educational, vocational, career, and personal decisions. Incumbent may have specialization stressing either vocational, social, or special education counseling. Work is performed with a variety of guidelines, regulations, and laws requiring interpretation. Judgment is required to protect rights of students and maintain confidentiality. Judgment, diplomacy, and quick thinking are necessary to help the range of students served by incumbent. Errors may result in unmet needs or missed opportunities. The range of student needs is significant, and the incumbent must handle many students and multiple needs simultaneously. Incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Boards results policies while working within the boundaries of the executive limitations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Services are performed in a standard office or classroom environment. Computer use is required, and prolonged use may result in repetitive hand motion. It is expected that occasional field trips, district wide, and state wide travel may be made. Incumbent should be willing to contribute directly or indirectly to the development of children both inside and outside school, which may include working hours in addition to the regular school day. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. On rare occasions, the incumbent may be at a slight risk of personal harm when counseling a violent student. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS: This position reports directly to the Principal. Incumbent will work under the general supervision of their supervisor. More detailed instruction may be given in unusual cases or as directed by laws and regulations. The incumbent independently makes daily activities and decisions. Supervisor periodically reviews final work. Work relationships are with students, parents, school staff, and a variety of community representatives (e.g., college representatives, employers, social services agencies, testing companies) to help students identify opportunities and solve problems. COMPENSATION: Duty Days: 187 Pay Grade: P7B Salary Schedule Social Security Teacher Retirement Comprehensive Benefits Package Employee Discount Program Closing Date: Until Filled An Equal Opportunity Employer