School Counselor, Grades 9 through 12

Faculty / Full-Time

St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA

About St. John’s Prep

St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

 

St. John’s is a faith-based community grounded in and fortified by three main cultural priorities: recognizing all people as created in the image and likeness of God, embracing a habit of excellence grounded in a growth mindset, and empowering individuals to be unique expressions of God’s love in the world. Strong candidates will embody the Catholic principles and Xaverian values that guide our institution to help foster a supportive and inclusive campus environment. For further information on how faith animates St. John’s, please visit our Statement on Xaverian and Catholic Identity.

 

Position Overview

The role of a school counselor is integral to our mission of “educating the whole person” at St. John’s. A school counselor in the High School provides support for students and their families during grades 9 through 12 at St. John’s. More information about the School Counseling Department may be found here on the school’s website.

 

Responsibilities

  • Familiarity with current college application procedures and requirements
  • Preparing letters of recommendation for students, as well as providing assistance in processing their college applications
  • Assisting in the administration of standardized testing
  • Providing group and/or short-term personal counseling to students
  • Serving as a liaison between the school and individual therapists and community service agencies that may be working with individual students and families
  • Establishing an effective working relationship with parents, faculty, staff and school leaders

 

St. John’s Preparatory School

 

  • Being knowledgeable of applicable laws regarding privacy issues and mandated reporting requirements
  • Familiarity with 504 and IEP requirements
  • Providing the necessary monitoring of individual student progress toward achieving success in academics, career and personal/social areas
  • Collaborating with colleagues to plan and implement parent education and outreach take part in delivering these programs
  • Collaborating with members of the department to plan and implement the guidance curriculum
  • Working with the assistant principals for academics to design an appropriate program of studies that will allow the student to meet his post-secondary goals

 

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • A demonstrated student-centered approach to previous work in schools
  • Ability to present to small and large groups of students, parents, colleagues, and prospective students and their families
  • A team-oriented approach to workflow
  • Comfortable with technology and proficient with use of Naviance and other tools used in the college admission process

 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in school counseling
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a high school setting is preferred

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing/sitting for long periods of
  • Bending, lifting, pushing, kneeling, crouching, crawling,
  • Must be able to lift up to 50
  • Must be able to reach at and above shoulder height to access higher areas of equipment,
  • Must be capable of adapting to frequent changes in position throughout the
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the
  • Use of hands and fingers for manipulation, and using computer keyboard, educational tools, play equipment, and perform first aid and CPR.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth

 

All members of the faculty are expected to give witness to the Xaverian and Catholic mission of St. John’s Preparatory School by acting as servant leaders capable of modeling and actively promoting Xaverian and Catholic values. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, we encourage all

 

members of the faculty to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom through a wide range of co-curricular, intramural, and interscholastic programs. For more information about St.

John’s Prep, including our academic, spiritual, and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.

St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.

 

Interested candidates are asked to apply via the online Application for Employment found on the Employment page of stjohnsprep.org. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resumé, and academic transcripts if applying for a faculty role. Please, no phone calls.

St. John’s Prep

Danvers, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
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