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Website Bishop Machebeuf High School Denver, Colorado

The 11th and 12th Grade Counselor at Bishop Machebeuf High School serves as an academic advisor to students primarily during the junior and senior years. The counselor supports the mission of the Student Success department to help students discover and understand the will of God in their lives and to pursue the mission God has entrusted to them. The counselor coordinates students’ course schedules, advises students on schedule choices, and assures that students’ coursework leads to the timely completion of graduation requirements. The counselor monitors students’ academic progress, identifies students experiencing academic difficulties, and coordinates efforts with teachers and parents to improve academic performance. Concerning life after graduation, the counselor takes a positive, active role in guiding students’ discernment regarding college, careers, and religious vocations as well as planning the steps necessary to pursue these goals. The counselor effectively coordinates communication between students, parents, stakeholders, faculty, and staff.


Expectations and Responsibilities:

·       supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of Bishop Machebeuf High School;

·       acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church;

·       supports and adheres to the policies and procedures of the Archdiocese of Denver;

·       meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the AOD and local administration;

·       demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits;

·       maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students, and staff.


The following is illustrative, but not exhaustive of the scope of responsibilities of the Guidance Counselor:



1.     supports student vocational and personal discernment in collaboration with the school chaplain and campus minister;

2.     prepares students for transition to life after high school;

3.     helps students plan for college;

4.     schedules visits for college representatives;

5.     plans and presents family information sessions about college attendance and financial aid;

6.     manages the Common Application and Parchment online platforms;

7.     prepares course schedules;

8.     reviews academic records to ensure accuracy and timely graduation;

9.     plans and tracks credit recovery;

10.  monitors academic performance and makes plans for improvement;

11.  collaborates with the learning specialist to assist students with academic support needs;

12.  other duties as assigned.



1.     identifies students in need of social or emotional support and notifies school staff and parents;

2.     maintains awareness of school events, issues, and Student Life activities to support positive high school experience for all students.


Minimum Requirements:

•   Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn the basic teachings of the Catholic Church;

•   Strong communication skills, both oral and written;

•   Bachelor’s degree;

•   2 years’ experience working with adolescent students as a teacher/counselor/coach/minister          preferably in a high school setting;

•   VIRTUS and other required AOD or BMHS professional development.


Preferred Requirements:

•   Master’s degree and school counselor licensure;

•   Passion and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith and delivering its mission through Catholic education.

To apply for this job email your details to hsiegel@machebeuf.org

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