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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Provide guidance and counseling services conducive to all students achieving their individual potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification: Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling Valid Texas counselor’s certificate (a plus) Special Knowledge/Skills: Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the types of services provided by counselors Technology skills including computer skills, Microsoft applications Willingness to execute written employment contract

Experience:

1-2 years of practical experience in a public or private school

A. Academic Advising to all 9-12th grade students, specially

  1. Register all 11th and 12th graders in dual credit classes in Richland College. Work with the Richland College Counselor on the following:
    • a) Create a list of required courses for High School diploma categorized as paid by State vs. paid by Student
    • b) Create a list of recommended courses to be used as electives, categorized as paid by State vs. paid by Student.
    • c) Make sure that 11th graders don’t sign up for a course listed as second year college course by Richland College.
    • d) Make sure that Student have enough course load for the semester or have spreadout over two years so as to graduate on time.
    • e) Make sure that Richland College starting times don’t overlap with the IQA classes.
    • f) Make sure that student’s first priority is to complete the High School requirement so as not to take classes just for Associates program and delay their High School graduation.
    • g) Once a student registration is sent to Richland, counselor must follow up with them regarding those classes and if there is any fees due or any other issue contact the student/parent immediately.
    • h) Maintain a list of recommended teachers at Richland for the relevant subjects like Math, English, History, Government and Economics. Update this list every semester based on teacher ratings and IQA student feedback.
  2. Conduct long-range high school planning sessions with all students/parents in 9th, 10th & 11th grades to ensure student’s success in academics, college placement testing, and extracurricular activities.
  3. Make sure all seniors and juniors are registered to take the SAT/ACT in a timely manner for college applications.
  4. Help students with financial aid, loans and scholarship applications.
  5. Write letters of recommendations for the students. Students need recommendations from IQA and Richland teachers.
  6. PSAT: Help students in 7th grade and up in registering for PSAT and administering the test.
  7. Recruit and schedule guest speakers to come on IQA campus for leadership lecture series days, at least twice a month, and career day(spring)/campus visit(fall) for seniors.
  8. Help motivate students to do community service activities (Helping Hands, Islamic Relief/Day of Dignity, Senior Homes, Red Cross Blood Drives, etc). Schedule should be complete before the school year begins.
  9. Organize and execute graduation ceremonies for seniors, including the devising the program, making reservations, arrange for speakers, seniors’ pictures, etc.
  10. Establish new student activities and arrange good field trips for juniors and seniors.
  11. Chaperon 11th and 12th grades on community activities and any field trips.
  12. Help students to enroll/participate in honor society and similar programs.
  13. Attend seminars/webinars for self-professional growth.
  14. Must be willing to accommodate hours to meet with working parents.

B. Other Administrative Responsibilities (Summer):

Note: during the summer counselor needs to coordinate vacation time with the main school administrator to make sure there will be administrative staff at all times.

  1. Admissions (including: receiving applications, collecting fees, handling admission tests, communicating with new parents, maintaining new student records)
  2. Events coordination: Planning for: IQA fundraising, PSIA participation, help with science fair, history fair, and other school events.
  3. Grades 11th and 12th homeroom teacher
  4. Adviser for Student Council
  5. Responsible for school image/marketing with Marketing Team
  6. Maintaining IQA Web site and Facebook page (also get on other social media)
  7. Help IQA to acquire various grants
  8. Establish 7th through 12th grade school wide new student activities and arrange field trips
  9. Any other administrative responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

REPORTS TO:

Principal

SUMMARY:

Provide appropriate learning activities and experience designed to help second language students achieve the level of English proficiency established by the curriculum. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Responsible for instructing others about the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Assigns books and essays for students to read and teaches them how to identify themes, points of view, and other characteristics.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill requirements of the IQA’s curriculum program for middle grades 6-8 and high school grades 9-10.
  2. Plans and strategies must reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles, and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  3. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, Board policies, and administrative regulations.
  4. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  5. Teach within the course of study for the subject area at the grade level as prescribed in the curriculum adopted by the school.
  6. Instruct students on interpreting literature.
  7. Assign books to read, including classics and contemporary novels.
  8. Help students interpret literature and poetry.
  9. Provide background on authors’ life and works.
  10. Teach students about the structure and content of the English language, including proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
  11. Teach about different literary styles.
  12. Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.
  13. Provide a variety of planned learning experiences using a variety of media and methods in order to motivate students and best utilize available time for instruction.
  14. Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities
  15. Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.
  16. Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
  17. Structure a physical classroom conductive to learning.
  18. Establish and maintain efficient classroom management procedures and standards of pupil behavior.
  19. Understand and plan lessons leading to subject area objectives and assume the responsibility for written lesson plans for substitutes.
  20. Participate in ongoing training sessions.
  21. Maintain grade books.
  22. Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
  23. Create projects designed to enhance lectures.
  24. Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
  25. Utilize various curriculum resources.
  26. Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  27. Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  28. Develop incentives to keep participants in class.
  29. Utilize public library resources.
  30. Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.
  31. Tutor students on an individual basis.
  32. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  33. Prepare and distribute required reports.
  34. Observe and evaluate student’s performance.
  35. Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures of IQA.
  36. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  37. Stay informed of and comply with IQA regulations and policies for classroom teachers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises none.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university; valid Texas teacher certificate with required endorsements for subject and subject level assigned is a plus.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Demonstrated flexibility to cope with the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
  2. Demonstrated general knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of various routine tasks, duties, and procedures andthe ability to follow specific instructions with little or no previous experience.
  4. Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable and sound judgment to instruct students and manage their behavior, under the general direction of the principal.
  5. Demonstrated willingness to remain current with the latest developments in theprofession.
  6. Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position.