Job Description

Position Type: Instructional Support (Campus)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 4/20/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
Primary Purpose:
The primary purpose of the Program Clinician is to assist in the development and implementation of mental-health counseling programming across the network with a focus on research initiatives at Uplift Education Path to Purpose Schools. The Program Clinician will work closely with the Clinical Program Manager of Counseling and Prevention Services and the Program Director of Counseling and Prevention Services. The Program Clinician will collaborate with other Uplift teams and will assist with the interdepartmental projects, giving detailed attention to data collection and analysis. The Program Clinician provides a clinically oriented, developmentally based program to encourage all students to maximize personal growth by working with the scholar, the family system, and other Uplift staff to help scholars. This role may sometimes work non-traditional hours in setting appointments with families and running parenting groups in late afternoons or evenings.

  • Assists with development and implementation of counseling related components of the U.S. Department of Education E.I.R. Path to Purpose Research Grant.
  • Provides dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other evidence based therapeutic services to Uplift Education scholars and families.
  • Provides crisis counseling, mental health assessments, and interventions as needed.
  • Works with campus based Behavioral/Social Counselors and Counseling and Prevention Services leadership team members to track grant related data as requested by the network and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Teaches family and parent-related guidance and psychoeducational content through the facilitation of parent groups.
  • Consults with parents, teachers, admin, and other stakeholders to enhance their work with students.
  • Partners with other Uplift Education Path to Purpose Research Team Members in order to improve the efficacy and impact of the U.S. Department of Education Research Study.
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Managers of Counseling and Prevention Services on joint projects.
  • Collects and analyzes data in accordance with local and national research protocols and best practices.
  • Compiles, maintains, and files all required physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents.
  • Complies with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in guidance and counseling and complies with all department and campus routines and regulations.
  • Works without day-to-day supervision and demonstrates regular and punctual attendance in the workplace.
  • Duties may change according to organizational needs and special projects.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education/Certification(s): Minimum of Master’s Degree in Counseling or closely related field, AND a Valid Texas Educator Certificate in School Counseling, OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Experience: minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a counselor/mental health professional in a school setting; Knowledge of evidence-based counseling procedures, student appraisal/assessment techniques; Knowledge of American School Counseling Association (ASCA) comprehensive guidance program; Demonstrated leadership qualities regarding program development; Knowledge of law as it pertains to mental health in the school setting; Ability to use data to develop and evaluate programs.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to develop and execute presentations, training, and new systems related to the role. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, students, and parents required.
  • Bilingual Skills: Bilingual in English/Spanish Preferred but not required.
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and have the ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
  • Safety Skills: Every employee of the network has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.
  • Program Development and Program Monitoring Skills: Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge in the design and execution of student support service programs and partnerships. Knowledge of best practice student services protocols and familiarity with student services law. Ability to use data to develop and evaluate student support programs and services

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours will be necessary.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $65,000

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

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