Counselor - Elementary
March 10, 2011
Work with school faculty and
staff, students, parents, and community to plan, implement,
and evaluate a comprehensive developmental guidance and
counseling program at school assigned. Counsel students to
fully develop each student's academic, career, personal, and
social abilities and address the needs of special population
Master's degree in guidance
Valid Texas counseling
Knowledge of counseling
procedures, student appraisal, and career development
communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to instruct students and
manage their behavior
Two years teaching
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES AND
Exhibits a positive attitude and serves as a
positive role model for students and the community.
Works cooperatively and effectively with
others. Maintains self control and uses common
Reports to work on time and is absent only with
Exhibits good judgment and shows initiative in
decision making and problem solving.
Complies with Federal and State laws and local
Responds positively to supervision, suggestions
and/ or directives. Uses evaluative feedback for improvement of
Participates actively in personal and/ or
professional growth and development.
Disseminates and shares ideas and information
Uses knowledge gained for improvement of
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and acts in
an ethical and honest manner.
Effectively communicates with colleagues,
students, and parents.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND
Assist students in evaluating
their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of
individual and standardized test scores and other pertinent
data, and work with students in evolving educational and
occupational plans in terms of such evaluation.
Be responsible for the orientation of all new
Assist parents in developing realistic
perceptions about their children's aptitudes, abilities,
interests and development.
Remain readily available to students so as to
provide counseling that will lead each student to increased
personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
Assist teachers with conducting guidance discussions with
Provide individual counseling for students.
Consult with parents, teachers, administrators,
and other relevant people to enhance
their work with students.
Work with school and community personnel
to bring together resources for students.
Maintain a communication system that effectively
collects and disseminates information to other professionals as
Assist administrators, teachers, employer,
and others in the preparation and dissemination of occupational
information to students.
Develop and maintain positive working
relationships with other school professionals and
representatives of community resources.
Take an active role in interpreting the school's
objectives to students, parents, and the
community at large.
Maintain student confidentiality in
accordance with student and school safety.
Organize the planning and evaluation of campus
standardized testing program.
Work with school personnel in the testing
program by assuming responsibility for the administration and
interpretation of test instruments.
Interpret tests and other appraisal results
appropriately and communicate to school personnel, students,
and their parents.
Educate the school staff, parents, and community
about the guidance program through a public information
Plan, implement, and evaluate the guidance
program and recommend program changes based on the
Interpret, and help maintain attendance records,
cumulative progress records, activity records, and transcript
records for students and parents.
Be responsible for the day to day administration
of the elementary school in the absence of both the Elementary
School Principal and Elementary School Assistant
Serve as the Campus Test Coordinator and Test
Perform other duties as assigned by the
principal or superintendent.
Comply with policies established by federal and
state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in
guidance and counseling area.
Comply with all district and campus routines and
Maintain a positive and effective relationship
Communicate effectively with colleagues,
students, and parents.
Adhere to ethical and legal standards and model
behavior that are professional and responsible.
Participate in professional development to
improve skills related to job assignment.
Performance of this job will be
evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the
board's policy on evaluation of
Terms of Employment:
205 days, salary schedule as recommended by the Superintendent
and approved by the Board.
The above statements are intended
to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned
to this job and are not intended an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required.