Counseling - School
The St. Raphael Counseling Catholic school counselor fulfills the mission of the Catholic School by collaborating with school staff, administrators, and parents to support students’ development in the areas of academics, social and emotional wellness, vocation awareness and Christian discipleship. Support services include individual and group counseling, teacher and parent consultation and collaboration, assessment/problem identification, case management, social-emotional learning, and referrals, according to St. Raphael School Counseling program standards and procedures; in alignment with professional standards and guided by Catholic Church teaching.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide individual and/or group counseling for students, aligned with the Multi-Tiered System of Support.
- Plan and facilitate the delivery of the school’s social-emotional learning curriculum.
- Provide coordination, consultation, referral and informational services to staff, parents, and students, by attending grade level meetings as needed.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills through collaborative work with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
- Act as an advocate for students as needed.
- Serve as a resource for ideas and strategies that promote student achievement and overall success within the classroom setting and beyond.
- Gather, interpret, and evaluate data for program modification and interventions, as needed.
- Plan and present professional development to staff on topics related to youth and family mental health.
- Plan and present parent presentations on topics related to youth and family mental health.
- Participate in parent-teacher conferences for academic and behavioral issues, when appropriate.
- Select, administer, and interpret various tests such as rating scales and behavioral/academic screeners commensurate with testing qualification level to provide additional information pertaining to academic/emotional needs.
- Complete necessary administrative duties, timely and accurately.
- Perform appropriate case management and documentation based upon accepted standards, program policies and license requirements.
- Collaborate with outside therapists, groups, and individuals, when needed.
- Establish and maintain relationships with community and/or school district agents, when needed.
- Participate meaningfully in clinical and agency supervision, consultation, and staff training.
- Maintain requirements for initial or continued professional licensure.
- Support, promote, and adhere to Catholic Charities’ vision, mission, values, and Code of Ethics.
- Reflect Catholic Charities’ commitment to treating all persons with dignity and respect.
- Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, staff, and agency information as per the National Code of Ethics, according to the license under which the counselor is working.
TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and ABILITIES:
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery
- Possesses advanced skills in oral and written communication, interpersonal relations and problem-solving
- Possesses good organizational skills, is a self-starter and team player
- Ability to work effectively within the framework of Catholic teaching, can understand and convey to others the values and social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to the individual’s inherent dignity
- Recognizes and supports the unique mission of the Catholic school
- Gives evidence of lived gospel values by participating in a faith community and striving to be an example of Jesus Christ in attitude and example
- Ability to establish rapport with students, staff, administration, and families
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, is flexible, energetic, and can work well in a fast-paced environment
- Demonstrates interpersonal skills and sensitivity to the cultural/linguistic differences of staff, students, Agency and community
- Knowledge of the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the student population
- Requires basic knowledge of computers to input data, write communications, and generate reports.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited university in school counseling, social work, clinical counseling or equivalent
Experience working in a school setting is preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Holds a professional license in school counseling or clinical mental health or is qualified to pursue one.
- Ability to complete the Safe Environment (Virtus) Training and a background check
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License, satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) and proof of insurance.