Sacred Heart Schools | Atherton, CA | School Counselor

The School Counselor provides academic, social-emotional wellness guidance and consultation to students, their families, staff and the faculty in support of the overall mission of the school.
Date Posted: 05/03/2022

Date Accepting Applications Through: 08/31/2022

Job Title: School Counselor

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: CA - Sacred Heart Schools - Atherton

Essential Functions

Be able to speak about and integrate SHS educational philosophy as articulated in the Goals & Criteria
Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and holistic student counseling program including personal, academic and college counseling
Maintain caseload of approximately 175 students grades 9-12
Provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to individual students and small groups, as indicated
Collaborate with and provide guidance and education to parents/guardians and faculty/staff (regarding adolescent development, trauma, learning and the brain, etc.)
Act as case manager for any students that have temporary accommodation plans, who are in the Response to Intervention (RTI) process, or as indicated by student/family need
Provide consultation and referrals to students and their parents/guardians as needed
Maintain confidential files
In collaboration with the school nurse and personal counselor communicate with parents regarding medical concerns (physical, social, emotional, and/or psychiatric)
Collaborate with the Director of Health and Wellness, counseling team and Health/Wellness Steering Committee to implement the school-wide health and wellness initiatives
Serve as a school liaison to community mental health providers and students private therapists;
Participate in student life activities, particularly where counseling expertise is advantageous (ex. Kairos)
Collaborate with the Assistant Principal, Academic Life, Student Support Services Coordinator, and the Director, Academic Support Center to track and respond to concerns regarding individual student needs
Serve on the Student Care Team
Maintain a clear commitment to the mission of the school and our educational philosophy as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and model behavior based in them
Demonstrate commitment to social justice education; equity, access, inclusion and multiculturalism
Other duties as assigned by Director of Counseling
Required Qualifications

Master's degree in counseling, school counseling, psychology or related field
Minimum of 2 years of experience in school counseling
Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its interactive process
Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
Strong professional collaborative skills. Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Clear understanding of adolescent development (cognitive and psychosocial)

Preferred Qualifications

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential or licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT)/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Bilingual- ability to read, write and speak (English / Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese)
Experience providing school counseling at the high school level
Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Regularly sit, talk, hear and interact with students, parents, staff and visitors
Must comply with all state vaccination requirements and show proof of vaccination including but not limited to COVID-19 or proof of eligibility for exemption.
Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. Turn, bend, reach and travel safely across a large, 63-acre facility
Regularly uses close and distance vision while working at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time

How to Apply:

Link to Full Description:
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.