Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927. We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Archdiocesan Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.
Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need. Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded. We accomplish this through:
Employer sponsored training
Culture of Trauma-Informed Care
Generous compensation and benefits package.
Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.
The St. Raphael Counseling Catholic school counselor fulfills the mission of the Catholic School by collaborating with school staff, administrators, and parents to support students' development in the areas of academics, social and emotional wellness, vocation awareness and Christian discipleship. Support services include individual and group counseling, teacher and parent consultation and collaboration, assessment/problem identification, case management, social-emotional learning, and referrals, according to St. Raphael School Counseling program standards and procedures; in alignment with professional standards and guided by Catholic Church teaching. We have a growing team of school counselors who value professional development, Catholic education, and a supportive work environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide individual and/or group counseling for students, aligned with the Multi-Tiered System of Support.
• Provide coordination, consultation, referral and informational services to staff, parents, and students, by attending grade level meetings as needed.
• Plan and facilitate the delivery of the school's social-emotional learning curriculum.
• Collaborative problem-solving with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
• Consult and collaborate with the special education/school resource teacher and school psychologist regarding student behavioral or emotional supports.
• Act as an advocate for students.
• Serve as a resource for ideas and strategies that promote student achievement and overall success within the classroom setting and beyond.
• Gather, interpret, and evaluate data for program modification and interventions, as needed.
• Plan and present professional development to staff on topics related to youth and family mental health.
• Plan and present parent presentations on topics related to youth and family mental health.
• Participate in parent-teacher conferences for academic and behavioral issues, when appropriate.
• Select, administer, and interpret various tests such as rating scales and behavioral/academic screeners commensurate with testing qualification level to provide additional information pertaining to academic/emotional needs.
• Perform appropriate case management and documentation based upon accepted standards, program policies and license requirements.
• Collaborate with outside therapists, groups, and individuals, when needed.
• Establish and maintain relationships with community and/or school district agents, when needed.
• Participate meaningfully in clinical and agency supervision, consultation, and staff training.
• Maintain requirements for initial or continued professional licensure.
• Support, promote, and adhere to Catholic Charities' vision, mission, values, and Code of Ethics.
• Reflect Catholic Charities' commitment to treating all persons with dignity and respect.
• Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, staff, and agency information as per the National Code of Ethics, according to the license under which the counselor is working.
• Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery
• Possesses advanced skills in oral and written communication, interpersonal relations and problem-solving
• Possesses good organizational skills, is a self-starter and team player
• Ability to work effectively within the framework of Catholic teaching, can understand and convey to others the values and social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to the individual's inherent dignity
• Recognizes and supports the unique mission of the Catholic school
• Gives evidence of lived gospel values by participating in a faith community and striving to be an example of Jesus Christ in attitude and example
• Ability to establish rapport with students, staff, administration, and families
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, is flexible, energetic, and can work well in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrates interpersonal skills and sensitivity to the cultural/linguistic differences of staff, students, Agency, and community and can adapt practices to the student population
• Requires basic knowledge of computers to input data, write communications, and generate reports
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master's degree or higher from an accredited university in school counseling, social work, clinical counseling or equivalent; Experience working in a school setting is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• Holds a professional license in school counseling or clinical mental health or is qualified to pursue one
• Ability to complete the Safe Environment (Virtus) Training and a background check
• Valid Colorado Driver's License, satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) and proof of insurance
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 salary/year
Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career. Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.
Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:
Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.
403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.
Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent's premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at ccdenver.org/careers. We look forward to meeting you!
We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.
We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.