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At-Risk Counselor - JECA/Woodlake Hills MS (2019-2020)

at Judson Independent School District

Posted: 11/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5360

Job Description



At-Risk Counselor


Campus Based

Reports To

Campus Principal and Director of Guidance and Counseling


AP 504


Elementary: 197

Secondary: 207

Revised 6/29/2016


The At-Risk Counselor will provide campus support through the supervisory services necessary for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an effective at-risk program.  The primary responsibility of this position is to work with students, K-12, at-risk of dropping out of school.


Education and Certification Requirements

  • Masters Degree (required)
  • Texas School Counselor Certification (required)
  • LPC, LCSW, or LMSW (preferred)

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Working Knowledge of community and family life


  • Have two years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school
  • One to three years of related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job 


(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

  • Reviews  and is knowledgeable of state criteria for identification of students at-risk of Dropping out of school (Criteria #1 – 13)
  • Serves campus by identifying and providing the tools, resources and skills necessary for them to help students identified at-risk become academically successful
  • Works solely with the student population identified as at-risk
  • Addresses the needs of students identified as at-risk
  • Creates academic, behavioral and social goals to support students in at-risk case load
  • Creates an at-risk committee that evaluates low-performing students' academic strengths and weaknesses, identifies and monitors the implementation of interventions
  • Leads, develops and implements an at-risk parent program that will provide parents with the information, skills and resources necessary to positively support their children's learning and development
  • Maintains/assists in maintenance of accurate student information for at-risk programs as aligned with The Texas Education Agency State Compensatory Education guidelines
  • Collaborates with Administrators and Counselors on the implementation of social and emotional programs for at-risk students
  • Develops and maintains a cumulative record for each at-risk student receiving services
  • Communicates (verbal and/or written) with parent-guardian regarding the at-risk student’s progress and concerns of staff, student, and parent
  • Develops unique motivational concepts to encourage and motivate at-risk students
  • Develops character education plans per student meeting specific needs (i.e. Conflict resolution, anger management, time management
  • Tracks and monitors at-risk students served
  • Adjusts and modifies program implementation to best serve at-risk students evidenced in positive academic growth
  • Promotes learning through designing innovative/tailored/learning opportunities and resources for at-risk students
  • Fosters positive school/organizational relationships and employ effective communication skills
  • Serves campus by identifying and providing the tools, resources and skills necessary for them to help students identified at-risk become academically successful
  • Provides training, support and meetings for parents and at-risk students to foster development in social and emotional learning interventions 
  • Serves as the campus McKinney-Vento liaison
  • Works collaboratively with the administrative leader team
  • Provides intensive, specific, and intentional support to the at-risk student population relating to Child Protective Services, related protective services, suicide prevention and intervention, and relationship/conflict resolution. 
  • Maintains a consistent professional demeanor and appearance
  • Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Supervision and evaluation of District personnel is not a requirement of the position; however, the supervision of at-risk students is required.

 Equipment Used: 

  • Office equipment – personal computer, printer, calculator, multi-line telephone, software programs and peripherals, copier, fax, and other equipment applicable to position.
  • Communication equipment – radio communication equipment, cellular telephone
  • Video monitoring equipment

 Working Conditions:

Mental Demands:

  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Work with frequent interruptions

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent: Sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs and/or ramps, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive hand motions, hearing, speaking clearly, visual acuity, distinguishing colors, driving, traveling.
  • Occasional: Lifting, moderate, 15-44 pounds; carrying, moderate, 15-44 pounds

Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination, vibration
  • Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc.), work outside, work around moving objects or vehicles, work on uneven surfaces, work alone, work prolonged or irregular hours.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

The Judson School District considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Primary Location: Judson Early College Academy

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)