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Job Title: Student Advisor
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Pay Group: A45 Salary Plan
Primary Purpose: Placement and Testing of students in the educational environment. Serves as a support for the campus and provides assistance and coaching to teachers and staff for instructional improvement, classroom discipline and overall campus improvement.
Master's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Standard School Counselor certificate issued by SBEC or University approval for issuance of an Intern or Probationary School Counselor certificate (Applicant MUST include a letter from from the college/university with the application indicating they meet probationary certificate eligibility by acceptance in the certification program.)
State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Mid-Management/Administrator/Principal Certificate, or other appropriate administrative certificate or be eligible for a probationary certification. (Applicant MUST include a letter from from the college/university with the application indicating they meet probationary certificate eligibility by acceptance in the certification program.)
This position requires personal technology that will enable the completion of job duties and responsibilities when working remotely.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey ideas and instructions clearly and concisely.
Knowledge of school district organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
Skill to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to organize and maintain accurate records.
Ability to demonstrate effectiveness as a professional role model.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Identify, assess, and enroll students in programming most conducive to their educational needs.
2. Maintain a suitable number of students per class by placing students in appropriate programs.
3. Support district-wide goals and objectives for school and organizational climate and comply with district policies in the placement of students.
4. Provide teachers and students with effective resources and assessments for college and career planning, development and readiness.
5. Advise students regarding educational decisions and disseminate program information.
6. Maintain status as General Educational Development (GED) examiner, and coordinate the unit testing program, including, but not limited to, GED, educational achievement (EA), and vocational testing, as warranted.
7. Develop working relationships with teachers and assist them in effectively addressing student misconduct.
8. Assist the principal with campus leadership to include but not limited to; providing staff development, represent campus at TDCJ and/or WSD meetings, monitoring campus accountability and Campus Improvement Plan development and monitoring.
9. Serve as representative of administration, as appropriate, for Admission, Review and Dismissal committees and any other committees determining student placement.
10. Serve cooperatively with unit Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) administration and staff.
11. Attend and participate in staff development provided by the district and other agencies.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
Policy, Reports, and Law:
13. Maintain confidentiality in handling sensitive information received in the performance of the job duties.
14. Perform duties in a professional manner through daily, punctual attendance at location of work assignment.
15. Follow Windham School District policies and procedures in completing assigned job duties.
16. Execute duties in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner as defined in 19 TAC Chapter 247, Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise activities of the Testing Specialist, Testing Clerk, and Intake (Admin) Clerk at the discretion of the principal.
Additional Requirements With or Without Reasonable Accommodation
Ability to communicate (verbal and written), ability to instruct, ability to speak, ability to reason, ability to compile data, ability to interpret policy, ability to interpret procedures and data, ability to concentrate, ability to memorize, ability to alphabetize, ability to understand verbal and written instructions, ability to organize, ability to analyze, ability to maintain emotional control, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work with frequent interruptions.
Ability to perform full duties of position, lift and carry less than 31 pounds, walking, sitting, standing, climbing stairs and ramps, kneeling, stooping, reaching, hearing (with aid), visual acuity, speaking, travel by car, van, or airplane, driving of car/van, distinguishing colors, occasional prolonged and irregular work hours.
Work inside and outside, noise, radiant/electrical energy, work alone, work with others, around machines with moving parts and objects, possible exposure to microwaves in use, exposure to hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust and cleaning chemicals.
**The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.