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Secondary School Counselor at CAST Lead
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Secondary School Counselor at CAST Lead


  • Position Type: Administration/Counselor
  • Date Posted:  5/8/2024
  • Location:  CAST-LEAD High School
  • Date Available:  2024-2025 School Year
  • Closing Date:  05/18/2024 / Until Filled
Job Announcement – May 08, 2024
Secondary School Counselor

The position of a Secondary School Counselor is available at East Central ISD for the 2024-2025 school year.  All individuals (district employees included) who are interested in this position must apply online through Frontline via the district website. The deadline for submitting an application is 4:00 pm., May 18, 2024, or until the position is filled. 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: 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 students.


  1. Plan and conduct structured group lessons to deliver the district’s guidance curriculum effectively and in accordance with students’ developmental needs.  Collaborate with teachers who teach the guidance-related curriculum.
  2. Guide individual students, groups of students, and parents to plan, monitor, and manage the student’s own educational and career development including creating and reviewing personal graduation plans and providing information about post-secondary opportunities.
  3. Use accepted theories and effective techniques of developmental guidance to counsel individual students, small groups of students, and parents to plan, monitor, and manage a student’s own personal and social development.  Provide preventive, remedial, and crisis counseling as needed.
  4. Plan and conduct Social Skills with identified TIER II behavior students.
  5. Coordinate school, home, and community resources and refer students, parents, and others to special programs and services as needed.
  6. Work collaboratively to advocate for individual students and specific groups of students.
  7. Interpret standardized test results and assessment data to guide students in individual goal setting and planning.
  8. Assist with creation and completion of the master schedule.
  9. Plan, implement, evaluate, and promote continuous improvement of a balanced comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program that includes guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support components.
  10. Advocate for a school environment that acknowledges and respects diversity.
  11. Serve as AVID Site Coordinator.
  12. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents.
  13. Responsible for the registration of students.
  14. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.  Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
  15. Adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards for school counselors including current professional standards of competence and practice.
  16. Develop procedures for course selection and grouping of students.
  17. Prepare and coordinate referrals to other special services personnel, and public, and private agencies within guidelines established by the District.
  18. Keep abreast of all the new information pertaining to counselor rose through necessary training/workshops (law, ethics,etc.)
  19. Coordinate state assessment and college readiness assessments.
  20. Develop and maintain effective counseling relationships.
  21. Assist teachers in identifying students with special needs or problems and inform teachers of developments concerning individual students which have a bearing upon the classroom situation.
  22. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned, to be determined by campus administration.

NOTE: Not all applicants will be interviewed. Each applicant’s resume, application, and other available information will be considered in the screening process.  Only those persons currently meeting all minimum requirements will be screened.


Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas School Counselor’s Certificate
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to students, parent, and district staff
Spanish speaker preferred
Technology Skills
Two years creditable experience as a classroom teacher

EQUIPMENT USED:  Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress; may work prolonged or irregular hours.  Prolonged sitting; frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.  Frequent walking.  Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior.  May be required to lift and position student’s w/physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint, and assist non-ambulatory students.  Exposure to biological hazards.  Work inside may work outside.

SALARY:  Administrative Pay Grade 103


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