School Counselor – JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

Counseling, FT Employee
JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the academic counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, college, career, personal, and social development for all students.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Individual Planning
• Provides academic and college planning support for 9 – 12th grade students and their families
• Advises students with course selection as it pertains to student interests, goals, and ability
• Assists students and their families to successfully navigate the college admissions process
• Analyzes transcripts and assists with academic planning to ensure successful completion of graduation requirements
• Monitors students’ academic progress, graduation requirements, and follows up with summer school needs
• Writes letters of recommendation for scholarship and college applications

Preventive and Responsive Services
• Meets with assigned students and identifies, monitors, and intervenes with students who, due to academic, discipline, or personal problems, are at risk of failure
• Consults, collaborates, and communicates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs
• Assist families in connecting with appropriate support services such as tutoring, counseling, test preparation, and summer programs
• Serves as an advocate for students when meeting with academic committees
• Implements an effective referral and follow-up process

System Support
• Assists in implementing college education meetings/workshops for students and parents
• Collaborates with administration to conduct 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade orientation
• Works with the Admissions Director to facilitate transition for 9 – 12th grade transfer students
• Assists with the implementation of school wide standardized tests
• Attends open houses, registration nights, and other activities as required by administration
• Attends to administrative assignments or responsibilities specified by the Principal

The ideal candidate for the position of Academic Counselor will
• Hold an advanced degree in educational counseling
• Hold or be near completion of earning a Pupil Personnel Services Credential
• Have at least three years of high school college counseling experience
• Have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, leadership, and administration
• Have an in-depth knowledge of curriculum as it pertains to current college admissions policies
• Be skilled in computer applications as they pertain to counseling documentation
• Be highly motivated with strong organizational, problem solving, and oral/written communication skills
• Possess a disposition toward a team approach to administration and working with parents.

Reports To
Director of Counseling

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience, complimented by full benefit package. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Olivia Huie.

Resume and cover letter due: June 30, 2013
Start date: August 15, 2013

Mailing address: JSerra Catholic High School
c/o Olivia Huie, Director of Counseling
26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone and email address: (949) 493-9307
[email protected]

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