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High School Counselor

Website Eastside Catholic School

WHO WE ARE

Eastside Catholic School is an educational community of faith, guided by Catholic tradition and teachings, where students in grades six through twelve learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Founded by parents in 1980, the school is governed by an elected board of trustees. It is the only seven‐year, co‐educational Catholic school on the Eastside, and offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum.

We offer extensive professional development opportunities, competitive salaries, and a supportive community in an extraordinary work environment. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid medical, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance, a 401k match, free parking, and lunch on most school days.

JOB SUMMARY

Eastside Catholic is seeking a High School Counselor beginning in August for the 2024-25 school year. The High School Counselor is a member of the highly collaborative Student Services Department and supports one-third of the upper school community (grades 9-12) with matters pertaining to mental health and academics, including some college advising support.

Specific Responsibilities

·         Work with students, faculty, parents and guardians, administrators, cross-divisional student-support team and mental health professionals in the community to guide the social and emotional lives of high school students

·         Leads the course registration process, guiding students as they build appropriate class schedules for various levels of rigor

·         Perform credit checks for incoming and current students to help guide students to timely graduation

·         Support students through small proactive groups that meet weekly and provide resources to help teach current mental health topics in the high school

·         Write letters of recommendation for seniors

·         Collaborate with team members to develop interventions for individual students and the broader student body

·         Work with students and families to create intervention plans for students in developmental and situational crises

·         Establish and maintain a positive and safe learning environment where students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process

·         Maintain appropriate reports and records on each assigned student and protect each student’s confidentiality

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities

Previous school counseling experience
A commitment to working with all students in a progressive, faith-based school
A genuine interest in working with high school students and serving their mental health needs
Knowledge of adolescent development, social-emotional issues of high school students, and parenting models, in addition to a variety of counseling models and strategies
Keen observation and ability to assess the needs of the school community
Knowledgeable and skilled in addressing issues such as grief, divorce, anxiety, difficulties with self-regulation, depression, learning differences and disabilities
Effective skills to create positive relationships with students and their families
Strong interpersonal, collaborative and organizational skills
Effective communication and public speaking skills
Familiarity with the available state, county and local services
Familiarity with test batteries and needs assessments and interpreting the results of both
A commitment to practices that promote equity, inclusion and belonging

Education and experience

·         MA or MS in school counseling or psychology, or LCSW from an accredited college or university required

·         ESA certificate or equivalent is preferred

To apply for this job email your details to vwinkler@eastsidecatholic.org