Upper School Counselor

St. Catherines School
Richmond, VA United States

St. Catherine’s School is an Episcopal day school in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1890 enrolling 946
girls age 3 through grade 12. Located on a 16-acre campus in the western part of the city, St.
Catherine’s core values include pursuing academic excellence, developing character, nurturing
spiritual growth, celebrating individuals, and building community.
St. Catherine’s School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global community.

St. Catherine’s School seeks a committed, caring, and skilled full-time School Counselor to begin work August 2023. The Counselor’s role will include working directly with students to provide social and emotional support, as well as promote the work of the Health and Wellness Team by creating and contributing to programming for students and parents.
Supervisor: Director of Upper School; Support Services Department Chair
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Position Status: Salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 9-month
Hours of Work: Standard work week. Occasional evening chaperoning and travel supervision.
Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this position description restricts St. Catherine’s School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

● Provide social and emotional support to Upper School students through individual counseling
and supporting and leading student groups
● Implement and uphold the School’s access, equity, and belonging initiatives
● Support and create programming regarding health and wellness for the school community
● Serve on the Upper School Counselor Team along with the other key members of the Upper
School office staff
● Assist with the Upper School’s X-Term experiential learning program
● Serve on School life committees when requested
● Find joy in working with students and the wider School community both in counseling and
taking part in the broader life of the School

● At a minimum, Master’s degree in school counseling, psychology, or social work required:
M.Ed., M.A. M.S. or M.S.W.
● Licensed in Virginia or have the ability to become licensed (L.C.P., L.S.C., L.P.C., L.S.W. )
● Experience in working with teens and schools as a counselor
● History of building strong relationships with teens and colleagues
● Ability to work as a team member in providing student support
● Ability to articulate current trends in concerning student health and wellness
● Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, in engaging with
students, parents, and colleagues
● Facility with and a history of strong implementation of programming focused on student
health and wellness

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands
to handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors
and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

Occasional overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required for special events.

St. Catherine’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or
national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices. St. Catherine’s School is
committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our School community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Consistent with the School’s mission, St. Catherine’s fosters in our students, and experts from all others, respect for the dignity and wholeness of every person. For more information about the school’s Access, Equity and Belonging please follow this link https://www.st.catherines.org/about/access-equity-and-

An offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the applicant’s right to work in the
United States, authorization for and completion of successful background checks as may be
requested by the school or required by law, and ability to comply with the school’s COVID-19
vaccination policy, which requires employees to be vaccinated from COVID-19 consistent with
applicable law.

St. Catherine’s School offers a highly competitive compensation package for this full-time position with benefits to include excellent health plan options, retirement benefits, exhaustive professional development and networking opportunities as well as state-of-the art facilities.
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