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Student and Family Counselor


Student and Family Counselor (Full-Time)

Job Description

Date Modified:   May 20, 2019

FLSA Classification:  Non Exempt

                                                                                            Reports To:  Assistant Director of Counseling



Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep (CRD) is a Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths who cannot otherwise afford a private education. CRD nurtures and challenges young women and men to recognize and realize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others and serve their community. Each student participates in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), which offers a weekly work study experience for all four years.

 Anticipated Start Date:

  • July 9, 2019



The Student and Family Counselor will assist our students and families with social and psychological problems that may arise at school, at home, at work, or in the larger community that influence a student’s academic and social success. Through individual/group counseling, classroom/school-wide supportive services and home visits, the school counselor will provide guidance in fulfillment with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the Cristo Rey mission. As part of the Department of Counseling and Student Support, the counselor will collaborate with Academic Administrators, Student Life, and Campus Ministry in the design and implementation of curriculum, prevention programs, and crisis intervention plans that address social and psychological problems relevant to our students’ personal and social growth. In addition, the counselor will work with the counseling team in assisting in the planning and implementation of our comprehensive Character Formation program that supports the mental, spiritual, physical, and leadership growth of our students. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive psychological services to students and families including but not limited to, individual counseling with students and family, family counseling, and crisis intervention
  • Conduct parent meetings and/or home visits as needed
  • Develop and implement counseling groups with students
  • Initiate individual or team case consultation as needed
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings and group case staffings with colleagues
  • Respond to crisis situations and conduct risk assessments
  • Assist in student transition to school and work after a hospitalization or other prolonged medical absences and regularly communicate with outside providers as needed
  • Familiarize themselves with social services in the community and proactively seek out services for students and families
  • Assist the counseling team with the development and implementation of student and family workshops on various topics
  • Together with the counseling team, provide faculty/staff development related to social-emotional health
  • Maintain and organize electronic clinical information with current treatment plans, progress notes and other documentation required by clinical licensure
  • Document all sessions, contacts, attempted contacts, consultations, and any work completed on behalf of the client in the progress notes
  • Collect and maintain appropriate outcome data as set forth by the department
  • Participate in Student Accountability Councils as needed
  • Assist in Academic responsibilities (i.e. parent nights, lunch duty, parking duty, chaperoning retreats, CWSP orientation, Presentation Day prep, Staff to Work Day, ¡Viva!, etc.)
  • Perform all other tasks duties as assigned by supervisor and school administration



  • LCSW, LMSW, LMFT or LPC required (OR provisional license with the appropriate licensing board)
  • Minimum one (1) year pre-/post-graduate level supervised experience providing psychological services including psychotherapeutic services which may be obtained while pursuing a Master’s degree through the completion of a practicum program
  • Bilingual (preferred but not required)
  • Strong written and communication skills; detail oriented; team player; ability to multitask in fast paced environment
  • Values self-reflection and open discussion of clinical work with colleagues
  • Candidate must be adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including underrepresented urban youth and first-generation college students and their families
  • The ability to be open to the experiences of our students, and meet them where they are
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Cristo Rey Network and model
  • A self-advocate who is able to assess various situations and respond accordingly



  • Full-time, year-round position with competitive salary, benefits, and paid vacation


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly interact with students, parents, staff and visitors
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time


Application Process


If you would like to be considered for a position at Cristo Rey Dallas, please submit one PDF document containing the following information via email to the Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep Hiring Committee at


  1. Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of 3 Professional References (including email and telephone contact information for each reference)
  3. Transcripts from Undergraduate and Graduate Education (This may be attached separately.)
  4. Copy of License
  5. Responses to ALL Essay Questions:


  1. Who are you? (Maximum Response: 500 words)


  1. Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it into practice as a member of the Cristo Rey Dallas team. (Maximum Response: 500 words)


  1. What is your theoretical orientation and how do you apply it to clients you work with? (Maximum Response: 500 words)


  1. Why did you decide to pursue a career in counseling? How does your passion for your career align with our school’s vision and mission? What do you hope to gain from your experience as a counselor at Cristo Rey Dallas? (Maximum Response: 500 Words)


Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Priority will be given to those candidates who complete and submit applications before June 10, 2019. You will be contacted if you are selected to participate in the interview process.