Senior Academic Counseling Specialist

Houston Independent School District - Houston, TX3.8

30+ days ago
Senior Academic Counseling Specialist JobID: 55843

Position Type:Closing Date:
Business Professionals/Academics

Date Posted:

Career Readiness

Date Available:

Location: Area: Job Category:
Northwest District Office Northwest Business Professionals

Job Code: Contract Type: Months:
None 12

Salary Minimum: Salary Maximum:
$53,595 $71,013

Senior Guidance Counseling Program Specialist - AC1180 (rev 8 22 16).docx
POSITION TITLE: Senior HB5 Guidance & Counseling Program Specialist


Job Code: AC1180



Job Family – Academics

JOB SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, administers the district’s HB5, Guidance and Counseling initiatives by providing direct assistance and support to school-based personnel, training and resources to schools in the areas of HB5 compliance, guidance, curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, system supports and other related district initiatives and provides oversight of all HB5, Guidance and Counselling programs. Collaborates with personnel in other programs to identify best practices and develops practices, within school-based staff, which increase students’ academic and behavioral performance and social/emotional wellbeing. Provides demonstrations and individual consultation at the school level to promote an established standard of practice throughout the district. Coordinates activities with students, parents, school-based administrators, and staff that facilitate long-term academic planning leading to college and career readiness.


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Develops modules, presents training, and coaches school-based staff to facilitate compliance with HB5 regulations.
Develops modules, presents training, and coaches school-based staff to establish effective, district comprehensive guidance and counseling services, and achieve expected student outcomes.
Provides demonstrations and individual coaching for school-based administrators and counseling services staff to develop an understanding and acceptance of district initiatives and expected practices, which support HB5 compliance and effective guidance and counseling services.
Monitors for compliance all HB5, guidance and counseling initiatives that are performed at the campus level.
Coordinates with other district-level departments to ensure services, initiatives, and results meet or exceed district expectations.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, Master Degree preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office, Chancery, Naviance Teacher or School Counselor Certification preferred but not required Office equipment (e.g. computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. Will provide work guidance, technical advice, and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required. Prepares and presents to manager recommendations for budget.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact on the department, division, or schools causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and contributing to success of district initiatives in schools. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing loss of confidence in and support for district initiative. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and may be medium to long term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborates and solves problems, works with others to resolve problems and to clarify or interpret complex information/policies. Gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instruction and reporting results. Through skillful questioning, encourages thoughtfulness, creativity and innovation among others. Interactions are typically with school-based staff and administrators, senior level professional staff department manager and director.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD’s policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds