Catholic Charities of TN

School Counselor

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

Catholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of School Counselor in the Clinical Services Department. This is a 75%-time, ten-month position from August through May, based in two K-8 schools in Nashville, TN and Clarksville, TN.   In addition to placement at the schools, the counselor will be expected to attend weekly team meetings and supervision at the Catholic Charities office in Nashville.  Our office location is 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN.

Job Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities as school counselor are to provide counseling services to students and their families; conduct groups and workshops that respond to the needs of the students; provide appropriate and timely feedback to referring faculty members, principals and involved community resources; provide information and referral services; and submit accurate, timely reports.



· Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field

· Experience working with children in a family setting

· Possess or working toward license in Social Work or related field from the State of Tennessee (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LPC-MHSP) is strongly preferred

Other Skills or Requirements:

· Knowledge of human behavior and ability to use various methods and techniques of crisis counseling with children and their families

· Ability to relate to and work with emotionally upset individuals

· Effective interpersonal skills

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff

· Ability to plan and organize work and follow tasks through to completion.

· Ability to work well under pressure and/or meeting deadlines

· Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism

· Flexibility in delivery of services to meet the needs of the clients (i.e., telehealth sessions if schools need to close.)

· Successful completion of criminal background screening

Additional Information


Competitve Salary and benefits offered.

How to Apply

Please submit detailed cover letter and resume to Melissa Smith at


  • Date Posted: September 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: Up to $24/hr