Mission Statement Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life- long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
SUMMARY The primary purpose of the Behavioral/Social Counselor is to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive program of counseling to school assigned, including direct counseling services, guidance curriculum and systems support. Provide a proactive developmental guidance program to encourage all students to maximize personal growth and development. Participate in Behavioral/Social counseling for assigned grade levels. Participate in the campus and network crisis response teams.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide direct, solution-focused counseling services to Uplift scholars in accordance with Uplift Education’s counseling procedures.
- Provide crisis counseling, mental health assessments and intervention.
- Facilitate counseling groups, as needed.
- Develop a knowledge of local mental health and community resources and provide these referrals to Uplift families as needed.
- Teach school developmental guidance curriculum to students
- Help teachers incorporate guidance-related information into existing curriculum
- Provide guidance to individuals and groups of students to develop education plans and career awareness
- Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people to enhance their work with students
- Collaborate with school personnel and outside partners to obtain access to community resources for students
- Implement an effective referral process to help students and others use special programs and services.
- Plan school guidance and counseling programs to ensure they meet identified needs of the campus and network
- Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of guidance program and make changes based on findings
- Compile, maintain, and file all required physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in guidance and counseling
- Comply with all department and campus routines and regulations
- Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors
- Communicate effectively with supervisors, colleagues, students, and parents.
- Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible
- Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.
- Work as a team member and with peers, teachers, campus personnel and Directors
- Demonstrate professional demeanor, and resourcefulness, communicate effectively with diverse groups and accept supervision
- Work without day-to-day supervision
- Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance in the workplace
Supervise assigned counseling aide(s) or interns.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Education/Certification: Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work AND valid Texas School Counseling Certificate, Texas Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW/LCSW) or Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LPC-Intern)
Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and human development. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior. Ability to follow professional and ethical counseling and guidance practices. Ability to participate in the campus and network crisis response team.
Keith Lott/Talent Recruitment Strategist