Grade-Level Guidance Counselor
Grade-Level Guidance Counselor
La Salle College High School seeks a full-time school guidance counselor. The Grade-Level Counselor works within a department of five counseling professionals who provide students with the guidance needed to help them succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The Grade-Level Counselor works with families, faculty, other school support staff, school administrators, and external counseling professionals to create a supportive learning environment for all of our young men. This is an Academic Year-position, with limited summer availability as needed.
Who You Are
We are looking to welcome a colleague who:
· Will Guide students on matters of academics such as time management and study skills.
· Oversees the academic performance of students and implement improvement plans as needed.
· Provides guidance, instruction, and mentoring for those students struggling with social, emotional, or behavioral problems including, but not limited to, clinical assessments. Inform, involve, coordinate, and collaborate with parents/guardians when appropriate or necessary.
· Works with internal and external professionals to assess barriers to student learning and the best strategies to improve learning.
· Promotes wellness, resilience, and personal growth by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem-solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism.
· Works with students and families as needed to make referrals for additional support.
· Promotes school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students, including but not limited to bullying and harassment.
· Serves as a resource to students, families, colleagues, and faculty regarding a wide range of adolescent issues including substance abuse and prevention, depression and coping, and suicide awareness.
· Ability to teach one section of an academic course each semester.
· Ability to teach sections of Group Advisory for all students within grade level once a cycle.
· Will Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned.
· Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in counseling, clinical psychology, or clinical social and with a minimum of three years of experience with school-based counseling work.
· Experience in teaching mental health and wellness topics to high school students.
· Strong knowledge of child and adolescent development, family systems, mental health disorders, substance abuse issues, and suicide awareness.
· Understanding of a wide variety of counseling techniques and strategies and ability to tailor treatment modalities to individual student needs.
· Experience facilitating trainings for faculty and parents.
· Superior interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents.
· Ability to be understanding, caring, and sympathetic to the needs of adolescent young men and their families.
· Understanding of the unique needs of a school setting in maintaining confidentiality while also maintaining school safety.
· Thorough knowledge of best practices and legal guidelines relevant to education partnered with a willingness to follow school policies and procedures.
· Comfort and proficiency with technology.
· Flexibility and willingness to be available for consultation on evening and/or weekends.
· Clear commitment to the mission of the school which emphasizes supporting the whole student by contributing to extracurriculars and campus ministry.
How to Apply
The position begins August 15, 2022. Salary and benefits, proportional to schedule, are competitive with regional independent schools. La Salle supports a robust professional development program which supports a professional commitment to life-long learning.
School Mission & Signature Programs
Founded in 1858 in Philadelphia, La Salle College High School is a Catholic independent college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds, conducted in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Through a broad and balanced, human and Christian education, La Salle guides each student in the development of his unique God-given talents and fosters a commitment to academic excellence, leadership and service.
La Salle offers a broad and inclusive academic program, with a strong core of college preparatory requirements, including an Advanced Placement Program in which more than half of the student body participates. In addition, La Salle features a Microsoft IT Academy, a robust program in music and the arts, and an extensive community service program offering opportunities for involvement on a daily, weekly, and year-round basis, including national and international summer service projects. La Salle sponsors a 19-sport athletic program over 40 teams across three levels. La Salle students also participate in over 50 academic, cultural, and service activities. State-of-the-art facilities, including a new Student Center which opens in September 2017, foster strong participation among students and faculty in the full life of the school community.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Current Employment Applications may be found at the following location: http://www.lschs.org/about-la-salle/employment
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, current professional resume and the La Salle Employment Application via email to
Mr. Matthew Johnson, Human Resources
La Salle College High School JohnsonM@lschs.org
Equal Employment Opportunity
La Salle College High School is committed to an equal employment opportunity policy in all aspects of employment and does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, handicap, or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other characteristic protected by law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all employment practices and decisions of La Salle College High School including recruitment, hiring, promotion, job assignment or reassignment, transfer, compensation, discipline, termination, access to benefits, training, and other terms and conditions of employment.
La Salle College High School is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect. La Salle seeks candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences who embrace different perspectives, including socioeconomic and religious.