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Education Counselor

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Location: Raymondville, TX
Job ID: 46356
Facility: Willacy County State Jail

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Position Summary:
Reports to the principal. Responsible for coordinating the placement of offenders in an educational
environment most conducive to their educational needs. Coordinate all testing and counseling activities with
the unit principal in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of
Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.
Essential Functions:
1. Review detailed background file, provide orientation to new offenders regarding educational
opportunities and requirements, conduct personal interview and test as necessary to analyze and
recommend a program for each assigned offender; refer offenders to other program areas as
2. Create systems to effectively manage the duties at assigned facility.
3. Maintains status as General Educational Diploma (GED) examiner at all levels: Texas Education
Agency (TEA) and General Educational Diploma Testing Service (GEDTS).
4. Coordinates unit-testing programs for GED and TEA.
5. Coordinate all counseling activities with the principal.
6. Provide small groups, large groups, as well as classroom guidance and counseling on values, self esteem, goals, manners, rules and other rehabilitative topics.
7. Conduct continuous interpretation and evaluation of progress in offender’s specific development
8. Utilize new concepts and approaches; recommend and conduct training sessions and conferences to
develop greater proficiency among staff in the area of guidance and social adjustment.
9. Utilize and establish community linkages and resources as needed.
10. Assist in the evaluation of facility services for offenders and recommend modifications for improvement.
11. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and
intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding
social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
12. Maintain accountability of offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as
determined by management.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's Degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or United States Department of Education (USDE) and State Board
for Educator Certification (SBEC) Professional School Counselor certificate or be eligible for a probationary
Probationary certificate requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or higher; and
Letter from a college or university indicating probationary requirements have been met by
acceptance in the certification program. Must be U.S. Citizen.

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