Social/ Behavioral Counselor

Uplift Education
Published
May 20, 2021
Location
Dallas County, Tarrant County, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Social/Behavioral Counselor is to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive program of school-based mental health services to their assigned school, including direct counseling services, psychoeducational curriculum, and systems support.   Behavioral/Social Counselors provide a clinically-oriented, developmentally-based program to encourage all students to maximize personal growth and provide direct counseling services for students. 

Starting Salary: 59,000

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsive Services

  • Provides clinically effective, solution-focused counseling and therapeutic services to Uplift Education scholars in accordance with department procedures.
  • Provides crisis counseling, mental health assessments and intervention.
  • Facilitates counseling groups, and other creative mental health interventions, as needed.
  • Develops a knowledge of local mental health and community resources and provide these referrals to Uplift families as needed.

Psychoeducation and Prevention

  • Teaches school developmental guidance curriculum to students
  • Helps teachers incorporate psychoeducational and SEL-related information into existing curriculum

Consultation

  • Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people to enhance their work with students
  • Collaborates with school personnel and outside partners to obtain access to community resources for students
  • Implements an effective referral process to help students and others use special programs and services

Program Management

  • Plans school-based mental health programs to ensure they meet identified needs of the campus and network
  • Develops and coordinates a continuing evaluation of the Counseling Services program and makes changes based on findings
  • Compiles, maintains, and files all required physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents

Administration

  • Complies with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in guidance and counseling
  • Complies with all department and campus routines and regulations
  • Maintains a positive and effective relationship with supervisors
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, students, and parents.

Professional

  • Models behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible
  • Participates in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or closely related field, AND a Valid Texas Educator Certificate in School Counseling, OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  LPC-Interns and Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) will also be considered.

Preferred experience: minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a counselor/mental health professional in a school setting; Knowledge of evidence-based counseling procedures, student appraisal/assessment techniques; Knowledge of American School Counseling Association (ASCA) comprehensive guidance program; Demonstrated leadership qualities regarding program development; Knowledge of law as it pertains to mental health in the school setting; Ability to use data to develop and evaluate programs.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works as a team member and with peers, teachers, campus personnel and Directors
  • Demonstrates professional demeanor, and resourcefulness, communicates effectively with diverse groups and accept supervision
  • Works without day-to-day supervision
  • Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance in the workplace

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or closely related field, AND a Valid Texas Educator Certificate in School Counseling, OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  LPC-Interns and Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) will also be considered.

Preferred experience: minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a counselor/mental health professional in a school setting; Knowledge of evidence-based counseling procedures, student appraisal/assessment techniques; Knowledge of American School Counseling Association (ASCA) comprehensive guidance program; Demonstrated leadership qualities regarding program development; Knowledge of law as it pertains to mental health in the school setting; Ability to use data to develop and evaluate programs.

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