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High School Counselor

St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy (Downey)






St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy believes that college education is a right rather than a privilege, and that every student deserves a chance to pass through that gateway to success in life.

Every day, our caring teachers enthusiastically promote each student as a significant member of the community, guiding them past any obstacles that could keep them from seizing academic, personal, and spiritual growth opportunities. Our graduates will not only thrive in college, but after earning their degree they will be seen as role-models who give back to their community and ensure other students follow their path.

-Ability to teach in high school subject areas
-To assume responsibility for advising students and parents in grades 9 through 12 (and their parents) in regard to the entire college selection, application and admission procedures.
-To coordinate the program and calendar of all standardized testing for students including scheduling test dates, registering students, arranging for special “prep” sessions, administering the tests, and providing pre- and post-test counseling.
-To oversee the various student award programs and ceremonies.
-To help the registrar keep accurate permanent records of students’ testing and academic work through powerschool and naviance.
-To develop the extensive summary reports on students’ progress on standardized assessment college/admissions, and financial aid to the school community as appropriate.
-To conduct individual and group sessions in all areas of college counseling.
-Manage and complete requirements of college admissions portal to support students applications,letters of recommendations and reports.
-Provide PD to the faculty on writing letters of recommendations for students applying to college.
-To maintain and expand an attractive, informative and up-to-date College Counseling Center and college-going school culture.
-To oversee visits to colleges and from college representatives;
-To represent the school at relevant state and national conferences and workshops.
-To perform other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Dean of Success.
-To support the school and its leadership.
-Implement individual academic plans for students to remain college or graduation bound.
-Responsible for programs such as;Career Day,College Fair, and College & Career Seminars, and College Planning assemblies to enhance college & career culture.


Master’s degree in school counseling. PPS Credential preferred. At least three years of experience in Catholic high school setting. Preference is given to Bi-lingual practicing Roman Catholics.

Please send resume and references to:
Include “Counselor Position” in the subject line

Information/Application Contact

St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy (Downey)

7851 Gardendale St

Downey, CA 90242