School Counselor

Mount Michael Benedictine School - Elkhorn



Name of Facility: Mount Michael Benedictine School
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Gail Raabe


Department: Counseling
Reports to: Dr. David J. Peters, Ed.D Head of School

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The school 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 Head of School. This position reports to and is evaluated by the Head of School.

Essential Job Functions
• Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of Mount Michael Benedictine School.
• Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Supports and adheres to the Employee Handbook and to the School Handbook and all policies and procedures of Mount Michael Benedictine School.
• Abides by the Confidentiality Policy set forth by Mount Michael Benedictine School.
• 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 regarding 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 database.
• Maintains current and accurate records according to Mount Michael Benedictine School policy.
• Meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the Head of School.
• Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Important Job Functions
• 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.

Education and Experience
Must have a valid Nebraska Teaching Certification with a School Counselor Endorsement.

Application Instructions

Send cover letter, resume and credentials to:
Dr. David J. Peters, Ed.D
Head of School
Mount Michael Benedictine School
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022