School Counselor








Bishop Ireton High School is seeking a full-time, comprehensive School Counselor to join our counseling team for the 2024-2025 school year at our campus in Alexandria, Virginia.  School counselors aim to assist students in making the most of their high school experience through academic advising, college readiness and career development, short-term personal/social/emotional counseling, and engaging with the school community beyond the counseling office.


  • Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who will promote the Catholic mission of the school.
  • Possess a master’s degree in School Counseling or related field.
  • Possess or work toward obtaining a Pupil Personnel Services License in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Knowledge of counseling techniques and intervention strategies.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team within the Office of Counseling Services to develop and provide a comprehensive school counseling program to serve the needs of all students in the areas of personal, social, emotional, academic, and college/career development.
  • Advise students and families on four-year educational planning and course selection.
  • Assist students with the college/career search process.
  • Write individualized letters of recommendation for students applying to college, summer programs, and scholarships.
  • Collect, analyze, and use data to develop, implement, and evaluate student needs and the school counseling program.
  • Work with teachers and administrators to assist in strategizing approaches to maximize student development.
  • Upholds and exemplifies high standards of professionalism in fair treatment of all community members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with three professional references, current resume, and written personal philosophy of education in a Catholic school environment to Tina Becker, Manager of Administrative Services, at

Applicants must submit a completed application to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools at

Candidates must be willing to undergo a background check and take required in-person Virtus training.

About Bishop Ireton

Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), humanities and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the school’s mission. Bishop Ireton’s quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college – often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.

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