Position: General Education Counselor/Campus 504 Coordinator
Reports to: Headmaster
Duty Days: 197 Days
Employment Status: Exempt
Hours: 7:20 AM - 3:50 PM Monday – Friday (Some weekends may be required)
Duties and Responsibilities:
The school counselor guides children and teens with social, school, and development issues.
Counselors work with parents, teachers, psychologists, and community groups to identify the
students’ needs. Counselors work together with administration and faculty to design prevention
and intervention activities in order to guide students on a healthy path to adulthood and will
meet with students individually or in groups. School counselors also serve as mediators with
student conflicts, and they work with students with behavioral problems. The school counselor
helps to guide students to solutions with problems. They also contribute to preparing and
formulating school policies and regulations.
Education and Training:
A bachelor’s degree or better in psychology or a related field is required for this job position.
Since this profession deals with behavior, attitude, emotion, and the mind, it would be an
advantage to have a concrete background in psychology or child psychology.
- Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
- Maintain professional and emotional composure
- Promote a positive, caring environment
- Work with and respond consistently and equitably to all personnel, students, and
- Along with administration, help develop and implement a K-8 general education
- Assist administration in planning and presenting in-service training for faculty and staff as it relates to the Cypress campus.
- Assist administration and faculty regarding behavioral matters and interventions, related to mental, emotional, social, or relational issues/concerns.
- Conduct student observation in the classroom for counseling purposes and administration requests.
- Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented counseling and
social/emotional instruction to meet students’ needs and the school’s goals in keeping
with the school’s mission, vision, and philosophy.
- Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing educational, relational,
emotional, and personal/social skills, goals, and plans.
- Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
- Respond to student crisis situations and alert appropriate personnel.
- Help students develop skills to own and solve problems and identify students’ strengths and resources.
- Consult with parents/guardians and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with
- Implement an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
- Assemble and maintain an off campus referral directory for parents and guardians.
- Provide appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive
- Assist the special education department with the special education students’
needs and attend ARD meetings as needed, as well as working with Section 504
and MTSS students’ needs.
- Coordinate 504 plans for students who qualify, in collaboration with other
educators, parents, and students to develop, review, renew, and/or modify 504
plans for students.
- Facilitate all campus 504 meetings and collect and organize 504 implementation
- Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
- Assist administration and faculty in supporting the Love and Logic school-wide
- Organize and conduct parent and community informational meetings as it relates to Aristoi Cypress.
- Organize and conduct TEA mandated health and safety training for faculty and staff in
collaboration with the Headmaster.
- Assist with campus events and activities.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.