Scope and Summary:
The guidance counselor is a key person in making the school’s philosophy, mission, and guiding principles come alive for the school community. The counselor challenges all students to develop their God-given talents and achieve their highest potential and works collaboratively with staff to develop a professional learning community. We are currently seeking an outstanding Guidance Counselor for Our Lady of Grace Academy to join our dynamic team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Communicate with students and parents in an appropriate and timely manner to inform them of the student’s social and/or academic progress.
- Supports the mission of the school and contributes through personal example to the faith life and values of the school.
- Supervises students as assigned and whenever in the presence of students within the building, on campus or at school events off campus; takes action to deal with any observed, inappropriate student behavior.
- Incorporates faith development opportunities within the instructional program.
- Maintains a presence that provides the necessary and reasonable precautions to ensure student safety and to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Relates with colleagues, students, and parents in a fair and respectful manner
- Displays respect and sensitivity to the beliefs, ideas, and needs of others.
- Supports and contributes to the continuing development of the school’s programs such as the School Improvement Plan, Staff Development, Study Hall, Campus Ministry, Extracurriculars and Athletics.
- Attends all faculty/staff meetings unless excused in advance by the administration.
- Submits all forms, reports, and records required by the administration in a timely manner.
- Performs all duties and fulfills the responsibilities as specified by the contract and job description, Employee Manual, and Staff and Family Handbooks.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Administration.
- Have a Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling
- Certified by the Wisconsin DPI with License 7054 School Counselor or certifiable according to NCA standards for the position assigned. (If not certified, must have an educational plan, approved by the administration, outlining the steps toward certification with a target completion date. The plan must be on file with the administration.)
- Facility with computer technology including MS Office products and database programs.
- Experience in Catholic education preferred.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with school administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students in a way which is warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable.
- Highly organized, accountable, confidential, and able to navigate within a diverse environment.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions and independently with minimal direct supervision.
Physical Requirements: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Communicate verbally; audible speech and good hearing and eyesight
- Read/interpret digital and paper documents
- Physical dexterity to operate computer and other equipment
- Prolonged sitting (50% or more)
- Walking up and down stairs and on uneven surfaces
- Occasionally lifting (from ground and also overhead) and carrying up to 20 pounds
Work Relationships & Scope:
Reports to Principal. Frequent contact with school faculty and staff, students and families. Occasional interaction with other Siena colleagues. Expected to exhibit sound judgment in making decisions, remembering that Siena's interests may be directly affected by their actions and decisions. Secures the approval of the Principal in making decisions when answers are not clear and further guidance or input is needed.
Teachers within our system may also qualify for loan forgiveness through their role with Siena. We hope you will join us in making a difference with our students and our community.