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Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychologist

Posted: 8/1/2017

Hiring Location: Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep - Catholic School
Address: 1064 N St Augustine Dr, Dallas, TX 75217 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday- Friday
Weekends/OT Required: No
Education Required: Certification/Accreditation (see Description)
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Yes

Job Description

Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep (CRD) is a Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths who cannot otherwise afford a private education. CRD nurtures and challenges young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others and serve their community. Each student participates in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), which offers a weekly work study experience for all four years.

Anticipated Start Date:
- As soon as possible

The Assistant Director of Counseling is responsible for assisting the principal in managing a team of social workers and/or counselors that care for the student’s psychological and social well-being at home, at school, and at the workplace. As the Assistant Director of Counseling, he/she will assist our counselors in assisting the students and families cope with social and psychological problems that may arise at school, at home, at work, or in the larger community that influence a student’s academic and social success. As part of the Department of Student Support, the Assistant Director of Counseling will collaborate with the Academic Administrators and Campus Minister in the design and implementation of curriculum, prevention programs, and crisis intervention plans that address social and psychological problems relevant to our students’ personal and social growth. In addition, the Assistant Director of Counseling will assist in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive Character Formation program that supports the mental, spiritual, physical, and leadership growth of our students. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Administrative Duties
- Assist the principal in the management of a team of school social workers and/or counselors
- Together with the counseling team, develop and manage implementation of a set of school-wide counseling protocols including but not limited to after-school-hours student emergencies, student referral system, home visit requests, and crisis intervention protocols
- Together with the counseling team, develop and manage implementation of a set of counselor-specific protocols including but not limited to confidentiality, home visits, crisis management, one-on-one counseling sessions, group counseling, family counseling, family support groups, counseling notes, parent communication, communication with non-counseling staff, and communication within counseling staff protocols
- Ensure that all counselors are up-to-date with their license and insurance requirements
- Plan and/or implement professional development for counseling staff
- Plan and implement training for CRD non-counseling staff
- Assist counselors manage their caseload and create protocols for caseload assignments
- Collaborate with Campus Ministry in the creation of the Character Formation Program
- Collaborate with College Guidance department in the creation and implementation of College Counseling guidelines that are aligned with our families’ circumstances
- Collaborate with Academic staff in the creation of Emergency Preparedness Procedures
- Familiarize all counselors with social services in the community and proactively seek out services for students and families
- Seek out and maintain partnerships with non-CRD community organizations
- Manage the counseling budget
- Meet with Principal at least three times a month
- Plan and facilitate counseling department meetings
- Under the guidance of the Principal, manage recruitment and hiring process of LCSWs and/or counselors
- Plan network-level counselors’ (Social Workers, FMLT, LPCs, etc) for the 2018-2019 academic year
- Assist in Academic responsibilities (i.e. parent nights, lunch duty, parking duty, chaperoning retreats, CWSP orientation, Presentation Day prep, Staff to Work Day, Viva, etc.)

Counseling Duties
- Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with students
- Conduct counseling sessions with the family members of our students
- Conduct home visits as needed
- Develop and implement group counseling programs
- Serve on the multidisciplinary team
- Advise for and responding to crisis situations
- Provide guidance in fulfillment with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the Cristo Rey mission

Job Requirements

- Ph.D. in Psychology
- Board Certified
- No prior supervisory experience required
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) required
- Strong written and communication skills; detail oriented; team player; ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
- Relentless focus on results, high level accountability, and willingness to do “whatever it takes”
- Candidate must be adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including underrepresented urban youth and first-generation college students
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and model
- The ability to manage many ongoing relationships with a significant number of students
- A self-advocate who is able to assess situations and when it is necessary to engage resources and school leadership

Hiring Contact

Name and Title: CRD Hiring Committee

How to submit resume: Email

Additional Information

Assistant Director of Counseling (PDF)