Bellarmine College Preparatory, located in San José, California invites applications for a full-time Academic/Personal Counselor position beginning August 2019. The Academic/Personal Counselor is part of a team whose priority is to maintain a proactive program that engages students, develops advocacy skills, and collaborates with school personnel, administration and community/family members in the delivery of programs and activities to help students achieve success. Working at Bellarmine Preparatory requires a commitment to the mission and values of the school, as well as an enthusiasm for contributing to its co-curricular programs.
Bellarmine complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and considers reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
Collaborate with Counseling team to provide students with a safe and non-judgmental space to express concerns or worries
Counsel students, with regard to academic and personal issues
Analyze student performance in the classroom to provide support and identify potential issues
Work with student to develop appropriately rigorous academic plan in accordance with skills, strengths, and interest
Ongoing conversations responsive to student needs, goal setting, and post-secondary interest
Communicate with teachers, parents, and administrators regularly about academic, social/emotional, and behavioral concerns
Collaborate with College Counselors, Learning Specialists, and Athletic Training Departments
Facilitate crisis intervention for at-risk students
Design and implement prevention programs
Initiate referral to student and/or family for support from community resources for additional assistance and information
Partner with parents of counselees as appropriate
Develop and implement parent education events
Support health units in Sophomore PE courses
Keep accurate records for counselees
Attend department meetings and counseling department events
Serve on school committees at the request of the administration
Support the mission and philosophy of the school
Abide by all school policies and regulations
Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned
MA in Counseling or PPS credential
Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to operate all other applicable software
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, and successfully interact with internal and external constituents.
Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, displaying a positive attitude
Demonstrated commitment to cultural proficiency
Self-directed with proven ability to assume responsibility, work independently, and move work/projects to completion with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks/assignments/projects/ within established time frames, including the ability to stay focused and manage multiple projects/activities simultaneously
Ability to perform the job safely with respect to others, property, and individual safety
Experience working with high school students; preferably at a Jesuit or Catholic high school
Ability to lift 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques
Ability to sit, stand, and/or move around the classroom as needed
Ability to safely and comfortably travel around our campus
Ability to use a keyboard (or an alternative input device) and other office equipment
Ability to read information in printed material and on a computer screen, often for extended periods of time
This position is classified as a Regular, Full-Time Exempt position; employees in exempt positions are expected to work as many hours as their job responsibilities require, which could include evenings and weekends
This position is eligible for benefits
This position has no direct reports
This is not a telecommuting position
The general expectation is that this position will begin work on or about August 15th to prepare for the school year and be completed in accordance with the published school calendar or as instructed by the school’s administration
***Screening process will begin on Friday, March 8, 2019***
To Apply Online: Please complete the Bellarmine Faculty Application Form located on our employment web page under Employment Applications and send along with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Personal Counselor” in the subject line of the e-mail.
To Send By Mail:
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Attn: Human Resources
960 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Bellarmine College Preparatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ethnicity, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, medical condition, age, protected veteran status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.