POSITION TITLE: School Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Student Services
REPORTS TO: Assistant Principal for Student Services
STATUS: Full time
The School Counselor is a member of a counseling team spending most of their time in direct service to and contact with students. Counselors focus on overall delivery of school counseling core curriculum (academic, social-emotional, and college career support), individual student planning and responsive services. School counselors serve students, parents, teachers and administrators as a confidential information and relationship facilitator.
M.A. in School Counseling
Experience working with adolescents
Familiarity with the ASCA National Model
Proficiency with Naviance
Strong leadership skills
Express good judgment and ability to build and maintain the confidentiality of employee, student and families and respect other sensitive information
Ability to work independently and within a team
Possess strong oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
Ability to work with students and adults in a positive manner
Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions
Possess common sense, problem-solving skills and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with difficult situations
Ability to set goals and establish methods for achieving these goals
Ability to work effectively with a diverse school and community population
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide individual student academic program planning
Provide individual counseling of students
Provide small group counseling for students
Facilitate the development of each student's 4 year plan
Facilitate or co-facilitate student-centered social-emotional groups
Assist with the implementation of standardized testing.
Interpret and analyze students' assessment data including ACT
Collaboration with classroom teachers, students, and parents
Assist in the development of the school counseling curriculum
Develop action plans based on student need for intervention within a tiered model of supports
Conduct meetings between parents, students, and student's teachers.
Attend meetings to problem-solve and suggest interventions to assist students academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally
Maintain communication between parents, students, and student's teachers.
Maintain a four-year program of career and college investigation and planning, using Naviance.
Use of Naviance in providing support with course registration, college applications, and uploading teacher recommendations
Conduct individualized junior planning meetings
Assist students in making appropriate choices of school subjects and courses of study, in making transitions from one level to another in course work, and in the transition process from high school to college or the work force.
Making schedule changes necessary according to school policy.
Track student's credits and courses toward graduation
Schedule transfer students and assist with the scheduling of incoming freshmen.
Administer and coordinate Eighth Grade Registration Night.
Assist parents in developing a realistic perception of student abilities and interests.
Provide parents with information about school policies and procedures, course offerings, educational and vocational opportunities, requirements, and resources.
Communicate all counseling information including electronic correspondences using the Portal and/or email
Provide financial assistance information in the form of FAFSA and scholarships
Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.
The School Counselor is a ten-month position, which includes two weeks of summer duty. Attendance is required from 7:30 A.M. until 3:30 P. M. In addition attendance is required at some evening and weekend events: Parent Orientation nights, Back to School Night, Open House, Parent Teacher Conferences, Street Scenes, Freshman Registration Night, and Graduation.
Chaperoning at least one activity is required.
Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools