2023-2024 Counselor (PreK3-8)

Evan Ray

Website Prince of Peace Catholic School

Grades 3K-8th

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

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

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.

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.

Apply: Please submit your cover letter and current CV to Ms. Evan Ray, Communications Coordinator, at eray@popschool.net.