Jul 21, 2021

School Counselor - IDEA Ingram Hills College Prep (Immediate Opening)

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
School Leadership

Job Description

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.

About San Antonio

San Antonio is the nation's 7 th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children.

In May 2019, we welcomed our region's first graduating seniors. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family; college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students ' graduate college ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022.

Role Mission:

IDEA Certified School Counselors support three main work streams: Testing, Family Engagement and Social Emotional Support. IDEA Certified School Counselors are shared by the Academy (PK-2) and College Prep (6thgrade) in Year 1 of a school opening. After the first year of a school's operation, the Certified School Counselors moves to one of the schools (Academy or College Prep), and a second Certified School Counselors is hired for the other school (Academy or College Prep).

  • Collaborate with school leaders and teachers to reach school goals
  • Coordinate all standardized testing and district-wide assessments
  • Empowering students to build emotional intelligence
  • Identify and proactively work with truant and other at-risk students
  • Identify students at risk of leaving IDEA and lead prevention strategies
  • Facilitate family involvement
90% student persistence
  • Lead the work on campus to engage families and students to ensure students stay at IDEA.
  • Create and monitor systems to support teachers and staff, ensuring that we are doing Whatever it Takes to keep our kids.
  • Implement IDEA's Family Engagement Plan
  • Utilize IDEA's operating Recapture log
  • Follow the campus communication flow chart to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Participate in and lead family engagement event planning
  • Track and respond to student persistent data
24-hour turn around for scanning of assessments
  • Campus Testing Coordinators on most campuses
  • Create a campus testing plan
  • Train school staff on test security and use of test systems
  • Ensure all deadlines are met and all students are given the appropriate assessments
Student Social Emotional Support
  • Certified School Counselors' provide solutions-focused counseling, support student culture and connect students and families to outside resources when needed.
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 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 to achieve outcomes
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, modeling professional behaviors for our colleagues and students.
  • Bilingual
  • Possess a Master's degree in School Counseling, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Possess a Valid Texas School Counselor Certificate or current clinical license in the state of Texas (LMSW, LCSW, LPC-I, LPC, LMFT-A, or LMFT).
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Proven track record of success
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage student behavior
  • Belief in and alignment with IDEA's mission and values isnon- negotiable
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

Salaries for this role typically fall between $57,141 and $63,998 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.

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