St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust and zeal, we educate students to be, do and stand for good in the world. We enroll 1,500 students from more than 60 communities.
The role of a school counselor is integral to our mission of “educating the whole person” at St. John’s. A school counselor in the High School provides support for students in grades 9 through 12 and their families. More information about the School Counseling Department may be found here on the school’s website.
Establishing an effective working relationship with parents, faculty, staff and school leaders.
Collaborating with members of the department to plan and implement the school counseling curriculum.
Collaborating with colleagues to plan, implement and deliver parent education and outreach programs.
Working with the Adjustment Counselor to facilitate communication between the school and individual therapists and community service agencies that may be working with individual students and families.
Providing group and/or short-term personal counseling to students.
Monitoring individual student progress toward achieving success in academics, career and personal/social areas.
Working with the Assistant Principals for Academics to design appropriate programs of studies that will allow students to meet their post-secondary goals.
Preparing letters of recommendation for students, as well as providing assistance in processing their college applications.
Assisting in the administration of standardized testing.
Qualifications and Skills
Strong interpersonal skills; team oriented; enthusiastic approach to working with adolescent young men.
Current knowledge of college application procedures and requirements; applicable laws regarding privacy issues and mandated reporting requirements; and 504 and IEP requirements.
Proficient with computer applications and typical databases used in the college process.
Master’s in school counseling and three to five years of experience working as a teacher and/or counselor in a high school setting.
All members of the faculty are expected to give witness to the mission of St. John’s, as well as to our identity as an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, St. John’s encourages all members of the faculty to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom. The school offers a wide range of co-curricular, intramural and interscholastic programs.
For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and academic transcripts to Tracii Schaeublin, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 16, 2018.
About St John's Prep School
St. John’s Preparatory School is conveniently located just 15 miles northeast of Boston in Danvers, Massachusetts. We are a Xaverian Brothers sponsored school educating nearly 1,500 young men in grades 6 through 12 from more than 70 communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Our rigorous academic and extensive co-curricular program encourages students to develop their spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and creative potential, and inspires them to honor the diversity that enriches both our school community and the world beyond St. John's.