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School Counselor 

About the Organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student's unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Mission Statement:
Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our high school students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel.
Category Counseling & Advising  

Position Summary: This is a 5/5 (100% FTE) position.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Model for students the characteristics of a Lasallian/Vincentian educator;Support SHC's mission, philosophy and ESLRs;
  • Facilitate student success, with a primary focus on the students' academic development, while supporting healthy personal and social development as a high school student;
  • In collaboration with department colleagues, facilitate the efforts of students to achieve the Counseling and Advising department goals;
  • Promote positive and effective working relationships among school counselors and college advisors, and with SHC teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians;
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of the SHC Counseling Curriculum:
    • Regularly meet each class of counselees in counseling groups as scheduled by the program to cover segments of the counseling curriculum
    • Establish and maintain groups for each class of counselees to communicate general information and answer questions on the school's learning management system;
  • Conduct a minimum of one individual counseling session with each counselee per semester;
  • Meet with students, their families, and teachers, to support student learning and to ensure successful navigation of the SHC curriculum to:
    • meet SHC graduation requirements, including understanding prerequisites for honors and AP courses, Wellness and co-curricular participation;
    • facilitate required or optional summer school attendance; andaccess each student's optimal post-secondary educational opportunity;
  • Respond to concerns noted by teachers, parents, or administrators about counselees in a timely fashion;
  • Monitor students' grades and follow up with students, teachers, and parents to address deficiencies in a timely manner;
  • Document all contacts with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other personnel in the school's student information system;
  • Serve as the liaison between home and school to minimize disruption in course completion for counselees who are absent from school for significant periods of time;
  • Assist in the administration of standardized testing;
  • Collaborate on periodic presentations outside the school schedule on relevant counseling issues.
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications
Master's Degree in School Counseling (or the equivalent);
Background of working with high school students in a college preparatory school;
Ability to work collaboratively to promote student learning.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in a Catholic high school setting;
Experience as a school counselor.
The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and, skills required of personnel so assigned.

Certifications and/or Licensure
Pupil Personnel Services Credential (or equivalent)

Education and/or Experience:
Master's Degree in School Counseling (or equivalent)

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Sacred Heart Cathedral is an equal opportunity employer:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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