Job Opportunity Details


Posted: 10/31/2023

Hiring Location: Bishop Lynch High School - Catholic School
Address: 9750 Ferguson Road., Dallas, TX 75228 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends/OT Required: Occasionally
Education Required: Masters Degree
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Preferred

Job Description

Guidance Counselor Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High
School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous
college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for
justice in the world.
A Bishop Lynch Guidance Counselor is responsible for promoting students’ academic success, personal/social
development, and college/career guidance by using counseling expertise, leadership, advocacy, and
collaboration within an interdisciplinary team. The counselor will support the emotional well-being of students
while promoting positive interpersonal relationships, self-advocacy, and healthy communication within
families, peer relationships, and student/teacher relationships.
Reporting to the Director of Guidance, the Guidance Counselor establishes and maintains cooperative working
relationships with students, teachers, staff, parents, and the entire guidance team through meaningful, supportive
and frequent communication regarding students’ needs and interests.
A Guidance Counselor is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in
The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and
women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching
society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling
their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).
Personal Counseling:
• Conduct group and/or individual short-term counseling and intervention as appropriate
• Support students who are experiencing behavioral problems, social issues or at-risk behaviors and make
appropriate referrals to outside agencies
• Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress and needs
• Facilitate necessary meetings among students, parents, teachers, and administration
• Establish working counseling relationships with teachers to best support the academic and socialemotional well-being of students
Academic Advising:
• Monitor students’ academic performance establishing appropriate goals for success
• Assist students in the course selection process/4-year academic plan
• Facilitate communication and meetings between students, parents, and teachers
• Provide referrals to academic coaches and tutors
• Deliver goal setting, problem solving, organizational and time management tools
• Provide ongoing monitoring of student scheduling, including summer school classes and summer school
remediation registration
• Complete letters of recommendation
• Assist in the college kick-start and College 101 presentations
• Embrace the mission of Bishop Lynch High School as a Catholic institution
• Work in collaboration with other professionals to promote student growth in all areas of formation
• Embrace and live out the school’s core values: faithful, caring, dedicated
• Actively support the Bishop Lynch House System
• Operate effectively as a member of a team
• Consistently display a positive attitude, flexibility, and a “can-do” spirit
• Commit to ongoing professional growth and development
• Demonstrate a high degree of ethical practice and professionalism at all times, including a commitment
to confidentiality
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Guidance
• Evening guidance meetings
• Back to School nights
• Parent/teacher conferences
• 8th grade interviews
• New family meetings
• Graduation
• Weekend proctoring (SAT/ACT/Combo Tests)
• TSI testing
• Financial aid workshops
• College and career fairs
• BL Sunday Commented [AJ1]: Can we remove the listing of each event? I
prefer to mention various evening and weekend events are required?
• Meet all requirements of the Texas Catholic Conference Bishops—Education Department
• Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology
• Demonstrated experience within a school setting is a plus
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise,
tact, diplomacy and ability to establish professional boundaries
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize competing
tasks and demands
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Catholic school experience is a plus
• Bilingual is a plus
Qualified candidates should email resume to

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