Academy of the Sacred Heart, established in 1851, is Michigan’s oldest independent school, offering a Catholic, college-preparatory education to girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the Goals and Criteria, these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
The school counselors' duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning and responsive services.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Assisting students in adjustments and transitions into, through, and out of high school (meets with every student at least once per semester, either in small groups or 1:1)
Writing the advisement psychosocial curriculum (and/or planning and/or assisting advisors with facilitating RULER lessons)
Assisting with and presenting at school retreats
Speaking in classes and student seminars on various issues related to mental health, the social aspects of teen life, and resilience
Meeting with and providing support to all students on academic probation Presenting parent workshops, writing enewsletter articles, hosting coffees on topics related to adolescence
Offering walk-in short-term individual counseling to students
Providing walk-in crisis counseling to students
Facilitating mediations (student-student and student-teacher)
Making referrals to outside resources (academic, therapeutic, medical, social services, etc.) for students, families, and faculty when requested and/or deemed necessary
Facilitating weekly support groups for students (self-esteem, grief, stress management, etc.)
Attending the area Catholic School counselor meetings
Writing a year-end report for the Board of Trustees
Meeting with the Upper School and Middle School Learning Community Leaders weekly
The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a school counselor, excellent communication skills, ability to build rapport and trust with students, colleagues and families, and strong organizational skills. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the https://www.sacredheartusc.education/roots/educational-philosophy is essential.
The School Network Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.
Archdiocese of Detroit All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.
Basic requirements include but are not limited to:
Master’s Degree and Michigan license in School Counseling
Minimum of 3 years of school counseling experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Compassionate and approachable personality
Strong sense of discretion and professionalism
Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources