Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Other
  • Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School

School Counselor


Name of Position: School Counselor

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has an opening for School Counselor. Qualified applicants with Counseling experience and a Master's degree from an accredited program in school counseling or closely related subject are asked to submit their resume to Cindy DeCandido at careers@gmahs.org by May 16.

Mission Statement

Rooted in the Catholic faith and charism of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School educates, inspires, and empowers young women to be merciful in spirit, innovative in thought, and courageous in leadership.

School Profile

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School is an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1861, serving a population of 400 students (grades 9-12), in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. An average class size of 18 students is supported by a faculty and staff of 70+ professionals, with a 1:10 faculty/student ratio. Students are offered participation in over 35 different clubs, multiple service opportunities, and 12 sports. 100% of our students choose to further their learning in opportunities for post-secondary education.

Position Description

Title: School Counselor

Status: Full Time - Ten Month Staff

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other counseling team members in the planning, execution, and evaluation of counseling services and the overall counseling program at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.
  • Contribute to a counseling center environment that is welcoming, collaborative, and consistent with the philosophy of GMAHS.
  • Arrange individual meetings with students on caseload.
  • Assist counselors with PAL (Peer Advisory League) club. This club has several events per year and monthly meetings with PAL groups.
  • Assist with problem solving and peer conflict-resolutions.
  • Teach advisory classes throughout the year to 9-12 grade students, topics include study skills, time management, career assessments and course planning.
  • Assist with planning mental health and wellness events for students and parents in conjunction with the Dean of Students Affairs.
  • Mentor students who are struggling due to academic or mental health concerns.
  • Make referrals and coordinate with private practitioners to optimize student care.

Competencies

  • Impeccable listening and communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to be flexible with daily schedule, e.g., using time-management skills
  • Familiarity with SCOIR, school data systems, Microsoft/google platforms
  • Demonstrate multicultural, moral, ethical, and professional competencies
  • Self-starter, ability to take idea and execute plan

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree from an accredited program in school counseling or closely related major.
  • Certified School Counselor. Licensed Preferred.
  • FBI and Criminal Background clearances.

Application Process

Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested and qualified teaching candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to Cindy DeCandido at careers@gmahs.org.

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