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Lead School Counselor

Yellowstone College Prep

Reports to:         Principal

 

Qualifications:    Complete a school counselor preparation program: Master’s degree required (48-hours minimum); Minimum 2 years of classroom experience; Texas Counselor Certification

Organizaton Overview

Yellowstone College Prep operates on a beautiful Third Ward campus built in 1927 that is less than half a mile from downtown Houston. As part of its unique program, YCP is co-located with Yellowstone Academy, a private Christian school that serves students in preK3 through 5th grade. This innovate public/private hybrid is the first of its kind in the state of Texas. These two schools will operate through a shared services agreement as they leverage the Academy’s twenty years of success and expand to serve 750 students in pre-K through 12th grade, by 2026.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Development and Management of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The Counselor will:

  • Provide responsive services to students

  • Provide community resources to parents

  • Discuss the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator

  • Develop and maintain a written plan for effective delivery of the comprehensive school counseling program and current individual school data

  • Communicate the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders

  • Maintain current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders

    • Maintain career resources, college and scholarship information, parent/guardian resources, teacher resources and community resources

 

Delivery of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Guidance Curriculum:

  • Provide leadership and collaborates with other educators

  • Support teachers in developing and delivering classroom guidance activities and lesson plans

  • Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals

  • Conduct classroom guidance lessons such as character education

  • Conduct small and large group activities based on the guidance curriculum

Individual Student Planning:

  • Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career, personal/social skills, goals, and plans

  • Conduct counseling sessions with students

  • Appropriately guide students in developing goals based on individual data and other relevant information

  • Accurately and appropriately interpret and utilize student data

  • Collaborate with parents/guardians, and educators to assist students with educational and career planning

  • Send written communication to parents/guardians and teachers regarding student progress

 

Other Administrative Responsibilities

The Counselor will:

  • Help students develop post-secondary educational plans in accordance with their interests, abilities and career plans

  • Assist students with the completion of college admissions applications

  • Organize and promote standardized assessment opportunities and interpret test results to students and/or parents, upon request

  • Assure that appropriate and  accurate information is maintained in each student’s permanent, cumulative record

  • Accurately evaluate student transcripts

  • Provide counsel about college recruitment practices and admissions deadlines

  • Implement PGP and endorsement pathways

  • Devise student scheduling and assist with master schedule planning

  • Implement and coordinate national school programs like Red Ribbon Week etc.

  • Administer and coordinate standardized testing

  • Attend ARD meetings as necessary

  • Assist in the development of a School Assessment Program and the interpretation of testing and assessment results related to career guidance

  • Continue professional growth and development

  • Other duties as assigned by Administration

 

Core Values

Every employee at Yellowstone is committed to our PRIDE values:

 

Positivity: At Yellowstone, we smile first. We are a positive presence on campus and extend a good-natured grace and enthusiasm in all personal interactions.

 

Responsibility: We follow through on our promises and commitments. We own our actions and will never settle for less than our best effort.

 

Integrity: We demonstrate integrity in all circumstances and always put the best interests of the broader Yellowstone community first. We “walk the talk” and lead by example. 

 

Determination: We anticipate and overcome challenges. We are resilient in the face of obstacles and are committed to the success of every member of the Yellowstone community.

 

Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.

 

 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Yellowstone College Prep offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid leave, medical, dental, and vision, and employer-paid basic life insurance; eligibility for Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pension; supplemental insurance plans, including short-term disability, critical illness, cancer, hospital confinement, critical illness, accident, and life insurance options. To apply for this position, please complete the application found at www.yellowstoneschools.org under the “Careers” tab. Candidates who are selected to continue in the process will be contacted by human resources for next steps.

 

 

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