School Counselor - St. Raphael Counseling
Job Details
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$35,000.00 - $40,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 50%

School Counselor



Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927.  We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Archdiocesan Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.


Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.  Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded.  We accomplish this through:

  • Employer sponsored training

  • Culture of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Generous compensation and benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.



A School Counselor at Catholic Charities:

  • Obtains information about students through use of interview, case history, relevant assessment measures, and observational techniques.
  • Evaluates data to identify causes of student problems and to determine advisability of school counseling or referral to other specialists or institutions.
  • Provides individual and group counseling support for students in need.
  • Provides coordination, consultation, referral and informational services to faculty, staff, parents, and students.
  • Collaborates with parents in helping students continue in academics and social/emotional growth.
  • Serves as a resource for ideas and strategies that promote student achievement and overall success within the classroom setting and beyond.
  • Participates in parent-teacher conferences for academic and behavioral issues when appropriate.
  • Coordinates special education services with the local public school or district.
  • Selects, administers, and interprets various tests such as rating scales and behavioral/academic screeners commensurate with testing qualification level to provide additional information pertaining to academic/emotional needs.
  • Completes necessary administrative duties (paperwork, etc.) timely and accurately.
  • Acts as an advocate for students and/or student systems when appropriate.
  • Performs appropriate case management based upon accepted standards and program policies.
  • Documents student contacts and progress in accordance with accepted charting standards.


  • MA, PhD, or equivalent from accredited university in psychology or counseling.
  • Demonstrates strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to understand and convey to others the values and social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to the individual’s treatment.
  • Ability to establish rapport with students, staff, administration, and families.
  • Ability to work effectively within the framework of Catholic teachings.


Salary: Starting at $35,000.00 salary/yr with increases commensurate with experience & education. 


Schedule: Dependent on position, The Mission Shelter is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 


Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career.  Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.


Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:


  • Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.
  • Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
  • May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.


**Part-time employees (20-29 hours per week) also receive paid annual leave, company paid holidays, and 403b retirement plan with agency contribution and match.


ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?  If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at  We look forward to meeting you!


We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.

Drug-Free Workplace.


We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.