Job Opportunity Details

School Counselor

Posted: 3/7/2023

Hiring Location: Prince of Peace Catholic School - Catholic School
Address: 5100 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, TX 75093 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends/OT Required: Occasionally
Education Required: Masters Degree
Catholic Required: Preferred
Bilingual Required: No

Job Description

Prince of Peace (POP) is a Catholic school that educates students beginning at the age of 3 through 8th grade. Prince of Peace Catholic School is devoted to instilling strong Catholic values, fostering a life of faith and servant leadership, providing a challenging academic environment, and inspiring each student to shine to the fullest extent of his or her God-given potential.

Location: Prince of Peace Catholic School, Plano, Texas
Position Summary: School Counselor

The School Counselor fulfills the mission of Prince of Peace Catholic School by assisting the faculty and administration in the development of a guidance program and counseling students in areas of social/emotional and academic domains. The School Counselor provides personal, social, and behavioral guidance to all students on campus. The School Counselor is a member of the leadership team. This position reports to and is evaluated by the principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
- Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
- Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
- Supports and adheres to the policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
- Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
- Prepares and implements the guidance program for students
- Meets with students individually or in small groups and assists with social/emotional issues and offers referral options for outside counseling
- Communicates with parents as necessary regarding students’ social and emotional health and/or issues
- Works with school faculty and staff to develop plans for maintaining the well-being of individual students and of the student population as a whole
- Teaches weekly guidance classes based on virtue education and Character Strong program
- Facilitates and serves as a faculty resource for Virtue Base Restorative Discipline
- Coordinates relevant outside speakers for students, teachers, and parents
- Collaborates with colleagues to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning
- Coordinates with faculty and staff concerning student achievement and other needs
- Maintains current and accurate records according to school and diocesan policies
- Meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese/local administration
- Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
- Continues personal professional development through association membership in professional and diocesan organizations

Reporting to the principal, the School Counselor should:
- Support the school’s mission and be active in the life and culture of the school and parish community
- Represent POP at community functions as needed
- Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of Prince of Peace Catholic School and the Diocese of Dallas
- Initiate or develop other programs relative to the job description
- Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the president/principal

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policies of the Diocese of Dallas and Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and competitive with local schools. Benefit package included.

FLSA Status (Fair Labor Standards Act): Exempt
Work Status: Full Time
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
- Evidence of continual professional development
- Effectiveness in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Strong initiative, ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
- Knowledge of human development and adolescent issues
- Able to respond to crises effectively
- Skill in job-appropriate technology

Education & Experience:
- Master's degree in Counseling or master’s degree in School Psychology or Social Work with courses included or added that address theories and methods in counseling, developmental psychology, and child development.
- Must meet the minimum requirements as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED
- Preferred minimum 3 years’ experience in education, school counseling field or related area.

We are open to learning more about your unique background that may contribute to meaningful alternatives to the above qualifications.

Additional Information

School Counselor Detailed Job Description

Hiring Contact

Name and Title: Ms. Evan Ray, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 9723805505

How to submit resume: Email

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