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High School Counselor

Company: Catholic Schools
Location: Temple
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Holy Trinity Catholic High School, in Temple, TX, is seeking a High School Counselor either full time OR part time for the 2021-2022 school year.

About Holy Trinity Catholic High School: Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Temple, Texas, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community actively developing the Christian Leaders of tomorrow. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Job Summary

The counselor fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by assisting the faculty and administration in the development of a guidance program and counseling students in areas of academic, career, and social/emotional domains. The counselor has decision-making authority within the realm of the office in consultation with the principal. This position reports to and is evaluated by the principal.

Essential Duties

  • 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 Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals
  • Prepares and implements the guidance program for students.
  • Identifies specific needs of students in academic as well as personal domains
  • Coordinates the testing program and assists with test interpretation for teachers, students and parents
  • Disseminates information and provides direct services with regard to college planning, discernment, admission, and careers
  • Assists students with social/emotional issues and offers referral options for outside counseling
  • Maintains student records and college counseling data base
  • Maintains current and accurate records according to school policy
  • Meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese/local administration
  • Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
  • Keeps abreast of college entrance requirements and of guidance principles and programs
  • Sends transcripts and records upon request
  • Coordinates with faculty and staff concerning student achievement and other needs
  • Continues personal growth through association membership in professional organizations
  • Assists with scheduling and other student oriented tasks
  • Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Knowledge of human development and adolescent issues
  • Knowledge of college admission counseling and processes
  • Knowledge of standardized assessment instruments and applicable interpretation
  • Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Able to work well with others in the school community
  • Able to work independently and self-motivate
  • Able to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Able to respond to crises effectively
  • Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
  • Skill in job appropriate technology
  • Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Counseling or Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work with courses included or added that address theories and methods in counseling, psychology of adolescence, career information and development, multi-cultural counseling, and vocational, academic and career testing.


  • 3 years' experience in education, high school counseling field, or related area

Certifications and Training:

  • Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.

Keywords: Catholic Schools, Temple , High School Counselor, Other , Temple, Texas

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