- Job date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:53:37 GMT
- Expected salary: $58180 – 69234 per year
- Job title: Social Emotional Counselor – IDEA Travis
- Company: IDEA Public Schools Careers
- Location: Texas
Position at IDEA Public Schools
About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
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About Permian Basin
Permian Basin is a large region encompassing the majority of West Texas. When you think of the Permian Basin, think oil country, Friday Night Lights, sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. The two major cities that IDEA Public Schools will serve are Midland and Odessa, located about 15 miles from each other and situated almost exactly halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth.
Though only 17% of residents have a college degree, the community is eager to innovate, partner and transform the education system for the next generation of scholars. IDEA Public Schools is proud to launch in Permian Basin as a high-quality education opportunity for families, with a commitment to serve over 10,000 students at scale by launching 14 schools across Midland and Odessa.
The role of the Social Emotional (SE) Counselor is to create and maintain a comprehensive social emotional learning program that is integrated into all aspects of the school community. This includes designing and leading professional development for faculty and staff, designing lessons for students to be given by teachers and/or the SE Counselor, leading the preparation of presentations for families and community members, collaborating with instructional coaches to coach and support teacher development on climate and culture (Guidepost 2 of the Guideposts for Excellent Teaching Rubric), overseeing the Peer Mediation Program, connecting families with community resources, providing direct student support when needed, and leading the implementation of any other new, research-based SE initiative(s), all of which will help the school address the social emotional learning needs of students that often serve as barriers to academic growth and achievement and overall well-being.
- Schedule individualized and reoccurring sessions to address mental health needs
- Establish individualized counseling goals for scholars
- Use knowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for scholar success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, dropout prevention and coordination of school and community services
- Inform Lead Team every time there is a potential persistence concern
- Communicate with family to figure out root cause and develop solutions to address concerns
- Collaborate with lead team to create a joyful, respectful school culture where scholars want to come to school
- Assist with campus joy factor, events and celebrations
- Collaborates with teachers of concern to develop a plan to address failing grades concerns.
- Communicates with families regarding weekly progress as needed.
- Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
- Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, parent meetings, parent information sessions, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions
- Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development
- Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
- Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
- Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
- Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
- Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
- Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
- Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
- We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
- Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Counseling or in a related field preferred
- Experience: Minimum 3 years of teaching experience or equivalent experience working with adolescents
Knowledge and Skills:
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
- Ability to build solid student and family relationships
- Salaries for this role typically fall between $58,180 and $69,234 and commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.
IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.