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Behavioral Counselor

Company: Harmony Public Schools
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB GOALTo work with staff, students, parents, and community at the campus to identify and support students that may need additional services due to their social, emotional, and mental needs.

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Texas School Counselor Certificate, Mental Health Provider License, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or LPC-Intern License
  • Master's degree in Counseling (preferred)
  • Experience in a K-12 school setting (preferred)
    • Understands and supports the mission, vision and values of Harmony Public Schools.
    • Assists in treatment planning for each child
    • Conducts daily documentation
    • Improves children's behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions
    • Conducts group and 1 on 1 counseling sessions
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive counseling and guidance program.
    • Counsels individuals and small groups of students with presenting needs/concerns.
    • Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.
    • Uses an effective process for assisting students and others to use special programs and services.
    • Presents the school comprehensive guidance curriculum (Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Character School, Restorative Practices, etc.).
    • Assists teachers in the teaching of the school comprehensive guidance curriculum.
    • Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to home and family relationships, health and emotional adjustment.
    • Confers with parents whenever necessary.
    • Assists in the orientation of new faculty members on school wide behavior program.
    • Provides in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
      • Proficiency in the identification and treatment of mental disorders
      • Ability to think in terms of population management, addressing a large clientele in the most effective ways possible
      • Knowledge of evidence-based behavioral assessments and interventions relevant to medical conditions
      • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments
      • Care-management skills and knowledge of local resources for outside referrals
      • Skill in targeted, brief psychotherapy and in running group sessions
      • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district.
      • Ability to use computer including software, database used by the district, spreadsheet and word processing software, calculator, copy machine and telephone.
      • Ability to analyze data
      • Ability to use effective interview techniques, effective public speaking skills, and problem-solving skills
        • Light Work: may require occasional light lifting.
        • Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required.
        • Position is in office setting and may involve prolonged work at a desk in one location.
        • Moderate travel is required.

Keywords: Harmony Public Schools, San Antonio , Behavioral Counselor, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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