Pope John Paul II High School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and student-centered professional to join the Counseling Department. Inspired by faith, JPII prepares students to be strong in mind, body, character, and spirit for lives of learning and service according to the Gospel. The mission of JPII’s school counseling department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, college/career, and personal/social development of all students. Each counselor serves as the primary counselor for a caseload of approximately 200 students. Services include individual counseling, academic support, college/postsecondary planning, prevention programming, and student and family advocacy. The Counseling team consists of two School Counselors and the Director of Counseling. The team works closely with other departments, such as Student Life and Academic Services, to offer holistic student support services.
JPII is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee. The JPII program offers a demanding college preparatory curriculum, including 22 Advanced Placement courses, for Catholic and non-Catholic students. Current enrollment is 572 in grades 9 – 12. JPII students live in over fifty different zip codes throughout Middle Tennessee, as well as Bowling Green, Kentucky. Two unique school programs include the House System and the Innov8 Program. Inspired by the British Housing system, JPII has a House System comprised of six Houses - each named after a different Pope. Students are sorted into Houses during ninth grade. The system fosters fellowship and community building across grade levels. JPII students take seven classes during the fall and spring semesters. The eighth-period class (know as Innov8) is on a trimester system. Innov8 courses are a combination of athletics, STEAM discipline courses, and internships allowing students to develop interests and pursue their passions in greater depth.
A cover letter explaining why you want to work at JPII, as well as highlighting personal strengths that make you an ideal fit for the position.
A resume that emphasizes educational and professional experiences.
A statement of counseling philosophy.
The ideal candidate will have experience in a school setting, a deep commitment to holistic student development, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents in a Catholic community. The comprehensive structure of the JPII school counseling office creates an environment that is exciting and challenging. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively transition from one type of counseling to the next, based on the needs of the students. In addition, the ideal candidate will have skills in collaborating with faculty/staff, as well as consulting with parents/guardians in an academic setting. A masters degree in counseling or related field is required.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing personal/social, academic, and college/postsecondary counseling for a caseload of approximately 200 students in grades 9 – 12.
Being an active member of the Student Support Team, including identifying, designing, and implementing targeted student support interventions.
Attending Counseling Department Meetings.
Assisting in the development and implementation of counseling and wellness related programs.
Communicating and consulting effectively with students, families, faculty /staff, and community stakeholders.
Collaborating with teachers and administrators on student issues.
Participating in counseling professional development each year.
Assisting in data collection and analysis related to counseling services.
Participating in the life of the school through additional activities, such as serving as an extracurricular faculty sponsor.
About Pope John Paul II High School
Pope John Paul II High School is a private Catholic co-ed school serving grades 9-12 since 2002. Total enrollment for 2018-2019 is 572 with 75 faculty and staff.
Our Mission: “Inspired by faith, Pope John Paul II High School prepares students to be strong in mind, body, character, and spirit for lives of learning and service, according to the Gospel.”
We believe that each student is called to a deeper union with God. Our school, rooted in the Catholic faith and open to students of all faith traditions, calls students to excellence and invites them to study and live out their faith in service to the world beyond themselves.