Eastside Catholic School is an educational community of faith, guided by Catholic tradition and teachings, where students in grades six through 12 learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Founded by parents in 1980, the school is governed by an elected board of trustees. It is the only seven-year, co-educational Catholic school on the Eastside, and offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. Eastside Catholic School enrolls 865 students, employs 130 faculty and staff members and has an alumni base of over 4,600.
Eastside Catholic is seeking an energetic and motivated college counselor to join our team. Two high school college counselors support the upper school community (grades 9-12) with college advising and application support. While individual meetings occur with juniors and seniors, the college counselors also oversee all college and career workshops and support for the entire high school community. Work is performed with a collaborative team led by the director of student services. Qualified applicants should have a background in school counseling, knowledge about supporting students in the college application process and/or a willingness to learn.
A commitment to working with students in a progressive, faith-based school
Possess a genuine interest in working with high school students
Effective skills to create positive relationships with students and their families as well as the ability to meet the needs of a diverse and highly engaged student and parent population
Strong interpersonal, collaborative and organizational skills
Knowledge of adolescent development, social-emotional issues of students, ages 14 - 18, parenting models and issues and a variety of counseling models and strategies
Strong interpersonal/group skills (listening, humor, tact, intuition and confidentiality)
Keen observation and ability to assess the needs of the school community
Knowledgeable and skilled in addressing such issues as ADHD, grief, divorce, anxiety, difficulties with self-regulation, depression, learning differences and disabilities
Effective communication and public speaking skills
Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with state laws regarding child abuse
Familiarity with available state, county and local services
Familiarity with test batteries and interpreting their results
Knowledge of the college admissions process, collegiate and federal aid practices and a familiarity with colleges and universities nationwide or a willingness to learn these skills
Knowledge of standardized testing programs and Advanced Placement testing
Familiarity with Naviance
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Comfortable learning college info and facts "on-the-job" with support from the director of student services EDUCATION
MA or MS in education, school counseling or psychology
LCSW from an accredited college or university required
ESA-certificate or equivalent is preferred
Internal Number: 5702
About Eastside Catholic School
Eastside Catholic School is a private, faith-based college-preparatory school in Sammamish, WA serving grades 6 - 12.
Eastside Catholic School is a Catholic faith-based educational community where students learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others.