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 and their families during grades 9 through 12 at St. John’s. More information about the School Counseling Department may be found here on the school’s website.
Responsibilities of a school counselor include:
- Providing group and/or short-term personal counseling to students.
- Serving as a liaison between the school and individual therapists and community service agencies that may be working with individual students and families.
- Establishing an effective working relationship with parents, faculty, staff and school leaders.
- Being knowledgeable of applicable laws regarding privacy issues and mandated reporting requirements.
- Familiarity with 504 and IEP requirements.
- Providing the necessary monitoring of individual student progress toward achieving success in academics, career and personal/social areas.
- Collaborating with colleagues to plan and implement parent education and outreach take part in delivering these programs.
- Collaborating with members of the department to plan and implement the guidance curriculum.
- Working with the assistant principals for academics to design an appropriate program of studies that will allow the student to meet his post-secondary goals.
- Familiarity with current college application procedures and requirements.
- Preparing letters of recommendation for students, as well as providing assistance in processing their college applications.
- Assisting in the administration of standardized testing.
Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in school counseling and have three to five years of experience working as a teacher and/or counselor in a high school setting. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills, be team oriented and enthusiastically approach their work with adolescent young men. Candidates should be proficient with computer applications and typical databases used in the college process.
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, March 17, 2017.