The Counseling Services Coordinator is a part-time position in the Catholic Schools Office with flexible scheduling. The position implements systemic and local school counseling initiatives and newly adopted comprehensive school-based mental health services through leadership and resource development for local school leadership and school counseling teams. The position provides management, direction, and guidance to Catholic school leadership in the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) as each school implements local and archdiocesan prevention programming, counseling services and reporting practices. The Counseling Services Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Superintendent of School Policies and Operations and works closely with other leaders within the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) to align priorities of the Superintendent for Catholic Schools.
Serve as the primary lead for ADW school counseling initiatives and provide leadership and support to schools and the archdiocese in the area of mental health support
Develop, coordinate, and facilitate professional development opportunities for school-based mental healthcare practitioners by integrating standards of excellence and Catholic identity with school counselor professional development needs, archdiocesan initiatives and Policies for Catholic School (2017)
Design and implement archdiocesan-wide and local school trainings in all areas of school counseling, crisis response and management, school-based mental health services, and progress monitoring for prevention programming requirements
Prepare communication plans to inform pastors, principals, teachers, and community regarding school counseling initiatives and comprehensive procedures and timelines
Assist with strategic planning processes related to enhancing the socio-emotional growth of students in archdiocesan schools
Assist archdiocesan schools with development of counseling support plans
Revise procedures for school-based mental healthcare standards, accountability procedures for school-based counselors, creation of an evaluation tool for counselors
Maintain budgetary supports and balances aligned with strategic efforts
Establish annual goals and priorities based on data analysis and in alignment with strategic planning efforts
Collaborate as a member of the Catholic Schools Office and perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, school-based mental healthcare or related field. Currently licensed as a psychologist, clinical professional counselor, or clinical social worker in the State of Maryland and/or the District of Columbia. A minimum of 5 years of experience in counseling leadership and/or mentorship. Knowledge of Catholic school administration, school counseling initiatives, comprehensive (systemic) school-based mental healthcare services, school finance/budget, and school viability. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, at minimum creating, editing, utilizing professional Word documents and Excel databases required. Experience in psychoeducational measurement, school-based assessments, and school-based counseling programs. Maintains strong organizational and data analysis skills, demonstrated qualities of initiative and leadership, and the willingness to work as a team member. Must possess a driver’s license since local and regional travel required.