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Guidance Counselor - St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart, Florida, has an opening for qualified Guidance Counselor for the 2023-2024 school year. The candidate performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph Catholic School and the Diocese of Palm Beach.

The Diocese is dedicated to providing excellent working conditions with competitive compensation in order to attract and retain an outstanding workforce. The Diocese of Palm Beach offers a competitive benefits package to employee’s working 30 or more hours per work week consisting of comprehensive medical, vision, dental, LTD, group life insurance, optional life insurance.  The Diocese also provides a 403(b)-retirement plan to all employees.  Information on our benefits and retirement programs can be found here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a social skills program for grades LL - 8th grade, training students and teachers on the affective dimensions of learning.
  • Help student population in areas of personal/social-emotional, career and academic development.
  • Provide individualized counseling on an as-needed basis for students.
  • Provide group/classroom guidance activities related to student mental health and well-being.
  • Guide middle school students through career exploration and interest surveys.
  • Consult with teachers and administrators on student needs.
  • Meet with parents as needed.
  • Refer students to appropriate program specialists or community agencies.
  • Assist administration as needed with behavioral/disciplinary issues or conferences.
  • Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school.
  • Continue lessons taught by guest speakers in relation to social media as it relates to mental health, so students are reminded and begin to internalize what actions they should/should not take in relation to social media and other age-related issues. 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Must maintain a valid Florida professional teaching license or be eligible for certification in field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Google Classroom/G-Suite as well as Renweb.
  • Excellent and professional interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to build relationships with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, climbing, stretching and kneeling
  • Frequent use of both hands and fingers
  • Occasional moments of minimal and routine hearing

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Mrs. Mindy Miller, Principal, at

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