A school counselor is a trained professional in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management, and social skills, who understands and promotes success for today’s diverse students (ASCA 2017). A school counselor follows the ASCA National Model Guidelines; advances the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students; and strengthens the mission of Saint Joseph High School to transform students in heart and mind, preparing them to serve God, the Church, and the world.


Direct student counseling services, including:

  • Builds positive, professional, and caring counselor-student relationships.  Helps develop and maintain a positive, joyful, welcoming, and supportive, inclusive school climate.   
  • Provides engaging instruction to students in areas such as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), safe-environment, bully-prevention, and more using a variety of instructional methods, including team teaching.  
  • Plans and conducts group activities promoting academic, career, or social/emotional development.
  • Individual student planning and advisement:
    • Assists students in evaluating interests, abilities, skills and achievement 
    • Advises and assists students in goal setting and planning based on their academic, career, and social/emotional data.  Works with students to develop, implement, and revise as necessary their four-year course selection plan.  
    • Advises and assists with the college and scholarship search and application process 
    • Encourages and assists students in utilizing Naviance tools and resources.  
  • Responsive services:
    • Counseling:  Provides counseling in individual or small-group settings, provide planned, short-term and goal-focused counseling.  Provide additional support and intervention for students.
    • Monitoring:  Regularly monitors the grades, attendance, behavior, graduation/diploma progress, and social/emotional health of all students on their caseload.  Provides timely intervention and support to students as needed.  Makes referrals to and consults/communicates with administration and others within and outside the school to provide additional support.  Communicates with parents in support of students.  
    • Crisis response:  Provides support and assistance to students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations.  Reports crisis situations to the Director and Administration.  Makes reports to the Department of Child Services per Indiana Law and Diocesan/School Policy.  

Indirect student services, including:

  • Consultation:  Shares strategies supporting student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations. Maintain consistent communication with all SJHS stakeholders.
  • Collaboration:  Works with educators, parents, and community organizations to support students.
  • Referrals:  Makes referrals for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information.

Non-Program services, including:

  • Registers students for the regular academic year and facilitates registration for summer school.
  • Makes necessary class schedule changes.
  • Provides information on standardized testing.
  • At times, assist with standardized testing administration.
  • Help in café during lunches (used as “Talk to Counselor” time) and with hallway supervision.

Performs other duties assigned by the Director of Counseling:

  • Informs the Director and Principal of students in danger of not graduating.
  • Maintains confidentiality and professional conduct at all times. 
  • Assists with managing Counseling Department procedures.
  • Assists with safety drills. 
  • Meets with new students and international students to assist with acclimation.
  • Attends RTI or STAT meetings to consult regarding students facing challenges affecting school progress.
  • Attends IEP, 504, and other parent conferences as necessary.
  • Writes college and/or scholarship letters of recommendation.  
  • Assists with grade level parent meetings as assigned by the Director. 


  • Master's in Education - School Counseling
  • Experience in a high school setting preferred
  • Knowledge of PowerSchool preferred
  • Strong communication skills


  • Actively communicates with parents
  • Documents all student conferences, interventions, and parent communications in PowerSchool.
  • Reports to the Director of Counseling and College Advising

This is a full time position
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