KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools

Dallas, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools
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Licensed Professional Counselor

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KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools

Dallas, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

JOB TITLE: Licensed Professional Counselor

ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Background

Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.

In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.

In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.

KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural “North Star”:

As a Team & Family, we:

Champion Equity

Chase Excellence

Persist with Purpose

Bring Joy

Rise Together

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

The Opportunity

Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas plays a critical role in ensuring our students are on the path to get to and through college. Our educators are passionate advocates for their students and their families, working relentlessly to ensure that our students have access to doors to opportunity. As a lead teacher, our educators deliver exceptional instruction and assess student growth, are committed to constant learning and proactively provide academic and cultural support. 

The Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) will work directly with students, teachers and parents to provide individual and group counseling, as well as link families to long-term counseling solutions and external support organizations. The LPC will meet weekly with their manager. He/she will provide support to all stakeholders to help the school achieve its mission to empower underserved students to achieve success in the nation’s most competitive high schools, top four-year colleges and universities, and to have the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.

The LPC will work to support the social and emotional well-being of our student population and will serve as a leader in the school community, supporting and equipping staff members with the skills they need to best support students.

Key Responsibilities

The Counselor will work closely with students, teachers/staff, families and the community.

  • Guide individuals and groups of students and parents to plan, monitor, and manage a student’s own personal and social development

  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each student served based on diagnostic measures and needs of classroom

  • Provide social and emotional learning support for students on a daily basis at the Tier 1, 2, and 3 levels; this may include performing CPI techniques on student

  • Plan and provide Tier 1 and 2 services in the form of guidance lessons, lunch bunch, setting up mentoring programs, supporting morning meetings, etc.

  • Maintain necessary documentation of services to students and families

  • Provide teachers with consultation and support their work with students

  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support students

  • Promote strong relationships and problem solving between teachers and parents

  • Consult with parents, school personnel, and other community members to help them increase the effectiveness of student education and promote student success

  • Speak with parents of students who are struggling throughout the day – by phone or in person

  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards development goals

  • Host parenting classes if interest is high; classes will focus on needs identified by parents such as discipline, homework help, teaching responsibility, bedtime routines, talking about puberty, etc.

  • Coordinate people and other resources in the school, home, and community to promote student success. Use an effective process when referring students, parents, and/or others to special programs and services.

  • Participate on school staff teams to develop policies and practices to prevent school violence and support opportunities for team-building and collaboration among students

  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement

  • Help shape and develop a region-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Valid Texas licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counseling

  • Demonstrated knowledge of counseling skills with individuals, groups, and families

  • Knowledge for working with an underserved population

  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible

  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others

  • Hired candidate may be expected to complete CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training paid for by the region.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.