K-8th Grade Catholic School Counselor


St. Joseph's Catholic School in Boise


St. Joseph's Catholic School


St. Joseph's Catholic School in Boise

Job Title: K-8th Grade Catholic School Counselor
Exemption Status: Exempt

Primary Function: Under the direction of the school principal is responsible for supporting the Diocese of Boise in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and counsel youth in a Catholic School environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Recognize and support the Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The counselor may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.Counselor should be a practicing Catholic/Christian.
Identify and develop creative intervention methods and procedures to help students adapt effectively to unusual situations; participate in coordination, monitoring and reporting student interventions
Serve as a resource specialist for teachers and parents regarding counseling needs; work cooperatively with parents to generate confidence in the teacher and school
Work with students, parents, and staff in a compassionate and productive manner
Assist teachers in effective planning, organizing, and implementation of strategies for optimum behavior management
Serve as liaison to school staff and outside resources; maintain consistency and continuity in the school’s response procedures
Provide guidance to teachers in working with student behavior and classroom management; Implement an effective referral and follow-up process
Demonstrate exceptional counseling techniques including documentation and student tracking
Provide appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program
Assist teachers, parents/guardians and other responsible parties in interpreting and understanding student data
Monitor and supervise student activities as appropriate.
Maintain confidentiality of information
Provide educational learning opportunities for staff and parents.
Develop and implement social/emotional curriculum to K-8 students.
Implement Circle of Grace Curriculum.
Appropriately uses assessment procedures to identify concerns and structure therapeutic interventions.
Provide referrals to outside agencies as appropriate.
Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns/needs.
Cooperate with School and Diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents.
At all times demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing School policies and regulations.
Maintain confidentiality of information; display sound judgment in dress and general behavior.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.

Required Activities: Walking, sitting, standing, stooping, reaching, talking, handling, hearing, carrying and keyboarding.

Basic Qualifications:
Working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church.
Excellent communications skills including written and oral, public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
Be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation.
Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proficiency in the use of technology including word processing and the use of Google and related technology.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment.
Complete and pass a criminal history and background check.
Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance.

Education and Experience:
A Master’s Degree in school counseling or social work with a school counseling emphasis and pupil personnel service certification from an accredited institution
Licensed by the State or certified by an independent professional regulatory authority
Documented competence in counseling children and adolescents in a school setting

Submit Diocesan Application, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to Tammy Emerich, St. Joseph’s School principal at emericht@stjoes.com

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Charles Lawrence

(208) 350-7510 phone
(208) 342-2368 fax


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Performance Evaluations   (Referenced in "Parish/Schools Human Resource Manual" Chapter 13, ages 59-68)