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School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Job Type: Temporary
School Counselor Intern Grant Position for UTRGV Project MHS-DGP: A Mental Health Initiative
Special Programs; Rio Grande Valley
Students and families are the most important stakeholders at IDEA Public Schools. The role of School Counselor Intern, with the assistance of the campus assigned School Counselor, co-leads the campus family engagement vision, social emotional learning program, and coordination of mental health and counseling supports for all scholars on the campus.
Our key tenets of family engagement, social emotional learning, and student social emotional support are implemented through the role of the School Counselor Intern, with guidance from the campus assigned School Counselor, to ensure all staff are building authentic relationships with students and families. Data maintenance and analysis is an integral component of effective school-based intervention implementation. The School Counselor Intern will assist the campus assigned School Counselor to direct and hold all campus team members accountable to fulfill their role.
When the work is lead effectively, the entire school staff is clear on their roles in supporting students and families, has the data needed to drive action, inspired, and supported to engage with students and parents in a meaningful way which would result in meeting the goal for all students to have the academic and social skills they need to achieve their goal of going to and through college. Through this work, School Counselor Interns, with the assistance of the campus assigned School Counselor, ensure our schools are a place where students feel safe physically and emotionally safe and therefore can learn, grow, and succeed in and outside of the classroom.
Rio Grande Valley Region: This is a part-time on-site position located in Rio Grande Valley. Preference will be given to candidates who live in the Rio Grande Valley, or who are willing to relocate.
Travel is expected. As part of this role, the Social Worker Intern will serve campuses across the Rio Grande Valley and must maintain a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance. This role qualifies for mileage reimbursement.
What You Bring -- Competencies
Knowledge and Skills:
What You’ll Do -- Accountabilities
90% Student Persistence
90% New Student Persistence
90% of assigned teachers use Move This World curriculum with fidelity (as defined by students interact with video program 3 days a week)
Campus earns an “A” on School Counselor Report Card
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Physical Requirements: (Optional)
· Must be able to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
· Must be able to climb ladders or scaffolding, or climb and work in overhead areas
· Must be able to work in a confined space or to crawl or move about on hands and knees.
· Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 20 pounds (regularly/occasionally)
· Physical ability to work around small children including sitting, standing, running and climbing stairs.
· Must be able to lift and carry small children up to 40 pounds in case of emergency.
· Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments, including in times of excessive heat or cold
What We Offer:
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a grant funded position in collaboration with the UTRGV Project – Mental Health Initiative
Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between X and Y , commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity.
Additionally, we offer medical, dental, and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan You can find more information about our benefits at https://ideapublicschools.org/careers/benefits/.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures. Visit https://ideapublicschools.org/dei/ to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.
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