High School Counselor

Bishop Kelly High School Southwest / Boise School/Guidance Counselor Secondary Full Time Posted 5M ago

About this job

DESCRIPTION:
The High School Counselor, under the general direction of the High School Principal, Principal’s designee and/or High School Counseling Department Chair, will perform a variety of duties in developing, planning, and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that includes academic, post secondary, and personal/social development for high school students. The High School Counselor provides direct and indirect services to assist students and parents in making appropriate decisions relative to student academic planning, student social/emotional consultation and referral, and decisions relevant to post high school planning.

SCHOOL COUNSELOR ROLE:
School Counselors at Bishop Kelly High School design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes for all students by helping them apply academic achievement strategies, by helping students manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills, and plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force).

SCHOOL COUNSELOR SUMMARY:
School counselors are certified/licensed educators with the minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students through a school counseling program addressing the academic, career and social/ emotional development of all students.

DELIVERY:
School counselors deliver developmentally appropriate activities and services directly to students or indirectly for students as a result of the school counselor’s interaction with others. These activities and services help students develop the mindsets & behaviors for student success and improve their achievement, attendance and discipline.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Provides for all students the opportunity of either individual or group counseling services regarding student academic, social, and college/career development.
Provides teachers and parents the opportunity for consultations regarding student academic and/or social behavior.
Provides for assigned students post-secondary planning.

Provides services of academic advising, and assistance with course selection for students.
Assists students in defining and developing appropriate short-range goals for each school year and long range educational goals.
Provides information to students and parents on college selection and college entrance requirements and procedures.
Provides input to administrators, teachers, counselors and other staff members for the improvement of the educational program.
Advocates high academic achievement and social development of all students.
Attends and participates in academic, counseling and other required meetings and/or conferences.
Reinforces student behavior appropriate to the school environment by utilizing school counseling techniques.
Keeps and maintains school records and provides written references to appropriate agencies.
Assists with the development and implementation of the master schedule.
Provides consultation, training, and staff development to teachers and parents regarding students’ academic and/or social behavior.
Continuously promotes healthy relationship strategies among students, teachers, parents, administration, and community.
Maintains regular and prompt attendance in the workplace.
Performs other reasonable duties as assigned or required in fulfillment of goals and objectives established by the Bishop Kelly Leadership Team.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Must hold, or be capable of acquiring, a Pupil Personnel Services certificate issued by the Idaho Department of Education.
Ideal candidate will have 5 or more years experience working in the capacity as a High School Counselor
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge and ability to provide effective instructional strategies and leadership.
Knowledge of the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of high school age students.
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Maintain confidentiality of information discussed, processed or prepared.
Must have demonstrated the ability to work well with others, as well as have shown evidence of sound management and organizational skills.
Must possess above-average skills in the use of oral and written language and have an established reputation for accepting and implementing directives.
Because of the nature of the responsibilities of this office, it is essential that the Counselor be adept at conflict resolution, be experienced in working with adolescents, and possess a temperament not readily given to reaction.
Familiarity with school information systems and scheduling software.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Length of Employment: Standard Teaching Contract length of 185-190 days plus 20 days (10 days before start of the school year and 10 days after the end of the school year).

Daily Schedule: The workday of the BK Faculty begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays of each school day. Attendance at on-site school activities and selected off-site activities is considered a responsibility of this position.

Salary: Salary is compensated using 2021-2022 Salary Schedule based on Education/Experience

Benefits: As a full-time employee of Bishop Kelly High School, employees will be provided a benefits package that includes retirement, insurance, and tuition benefits.

Please submit an application (found at www.bk.org/about-bk/employment), cover letter, and resume to HR Manager, Amy Eisele, at aeisele@bk.org.

Education required

Must hold, or be capable of acquiring, a Pupil Personnel Services certificate issued by the Idaho Department of Education.

Experience required

Experience preferred

Benefits

Health Insurance
Pension Plan
Tuition benefit to all Catholic Schools