March 20, 2019

Full-Time School Counselor – Saint Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights

Contact Information

Deborah Berglund

HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Phone: 651-683-1513

Email: Click Here


Benefits: Included

Enrollment: 601-800

Experience: Required

Number of Faculty: 51-75

Work Commitment: Full-Time

Number of Parishioners: 0

Deadline: Not Given

To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly using the contact information provided. Thank you!

Further Instructions:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to: Deborah Berglund, HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Saint Thomas Academy, via email or mail to 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. Position will remain open until filled.

Job Description

Saint Thomas Academy seeks a Full-time School Counselor, grades 9-12, for the 2019-20 school year. The qualified candidate will be willing to embrace the mission of Saint Thomas Academy and the philosophy of the Counseling Department.

Saint Thomas Academy employees advance the mission of the Academy by developing the intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical potential of each cadet, and by cultivating the practice of leadership so that each student has the skills and confidence to be a leader. Specifically, the school counselor will proactively oversee the mental health initiatives within the school and address individual student concerns as needed.

• Support Saint Thomas Academy and the St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese’s mission and goals and actively articulate them to the Academy’s constituents and the wider community
• Actively participate in counseling department functions of the Academy
• In support of the mission and goals of Saint Thomas Academy, employees will follow all school policies and procedures
• Provide leadership consistent with Catholic teaching; practicing Catholic in good-standing with the Church preferred

Direct Student Social, Emotional & Academic Support
• Provide direct support service to individual students, small groups and classrooms
• Complete assessments, referrals and counseling with students and families
• Assist students in setting goals, decision making, peer relationships, coping strategies, effective social skills and conflict resolution skills
• Counsel individuals and small groups as needed; refer severe problems to appropriate community resources
• Coordinate with teachers to help identify students who are at risk or in crisis; act as a main point of contact for these students and families, communicating regularly with them
• Consult with other professional staff and outside agencies and other organizations
• Direct the Living Brotherhood program, a program that matches current students, that have a deceased parent, with an alum or former parent for mentoring
• Consult with teachers, staff and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students
• Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics and state and federal law
• Monitor student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
• Provide academic support, including organizational study and test taking skills

School Programming & Classroom Support
• Conduct professional development workshops on mental health topics
• Conduct counseling activities in the classroom in conjunction with administration and teachers
• Utilize a variety of instructional techniques to meet the individual needs of students
• Manage student behavior on all school premises and apply appropriate and effect measures in cases of misbehavior
• Develop guidelines, reasonable rules of student behavior and appropriate techniques that are consistently applied

• Communicate with parents regularly and proactively regarding student progress
• Communicate with faculty and staff in their daily relationship with students
• Communicate regularly with the Upper School Director and Director of Academic Life on matters of discipline, attendance, student chemical health, academic progress and other issues as needed
• Communicate with school counselors and other administrators at Convent of the Visitation School as needed related to student concerns between schools

• Conduct professional development workshops on mental health topics
• Serve on Student Support Team
• Serve on Admissions Committee
• Assist with Chemical Health program
• Collaborate on grade level meetings each quarter
• Assist with standardized testing

• Participate in professional growth, in-services, workshops and staff development opportunities to improve knowledge of subject matter, maintain professional licensure and improve best practices
• Cooperate with administration in planning appropriate in-service training programs
• Attend faculty, department and committee meetings as required

Job Qualifications

• Master’s Degree and licensure in school counseling
• Experience working with middle and/or high school students

Institution Description

Saint Thomas Academy is a Catholic private school located in Mendota Heights, MN that offers college-preparatory, military/leadership for male students in grades 6-12. For more than 130 years, the Saint Thomas Academy community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men in an environment influenced by the message of Jesus Christ to succeed in college and life. STA’s tradition, discipline, and spirit influence the life of a young man long after graduation.

Application Instructions/Comments

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to:
Deborah Berglund, HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Saint Thomas Academy, via email or mail to 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

Position will remain open until filled.

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