Career Opportunities

Saint John’s School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all decisions regarding employment, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment without regard to a candidate or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by USA and Puerto Rico laws.

Interested candidates please send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to:
Ms. Karla Ocasio, HR Director 
1454 Ashford Ave, San Juan, PR 00907 
 Fax: 787-268-1454  E-mail: karla.ocasio@sjspr.org

Current Openings:

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  • Secondary Guidance Counselor

    Position summary:
    Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and parents to ensure healthy developmental support for Secondary Division students. Implement programs within the curriculum to proactively support students' general well-being and integral development. 
    • Master's Degree in School Counseling/Psychology a must; Education background preferred. 
    • State Certifications are essential. 
    • Counseling and/or teaching experience of 3+ years. 
    • Experience dealing with pre-adolescent and adolescent students. 
    • Current knowledge of contemporary educational challenges. 
    • Written and oral skills in both English and Spanish required.  
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
    • Knowledge of counseling theories and skills, group dynamics, and processes. 
    • Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills. 
    • Empathetic and responsive toward the needs of others. 
    • Collaborative style and "hands-on" attitude; team member. 
    • Knowledge of confidentiality protocols and state laws while working with children and adolescent students. 
    • An untiring commitment to working with diverse learners and helping them achieve their full potential. 
    • Willingness to commit and become an active participant in school life and community. 
    • Computer/technological skills; ability to research and prepare relevant educational documents and presentations. 
    • Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.  
    • Ability to connect and motivate students while being accessible, approachable, and positive when handling all types of situations. 
    Main Goals and Responsibilities 
    • Promote and ensure the socio-emotional health of students. 
    • Create and project an accessible and approachable image for students to be an advisor and counselor for their behavioral concerns.   
    • Identify and inform the Principal and School Psychologist of unusual student behaviors rapidly and confidentially.  
    • Develop a Reasonable Accommodation Plan for students grades 7 to 12. 
    • Aid families in the process of requesting special accommodations for standardized tests.  
    • Monitor the implementation of inclusion students' accommodations plans and provide support to the classroom teacher in implementing accommodations and strategies to help students access the general curriculum. 
    • Provide diverse workshops for teachers. 
    • Be approachable and emanate a calm disposition to ensure students feel safe and comfortable during the interventions (individual or group interventions). 
    • Model and foster a culture of acceptance and affirmation, helping each student find their home at SJS.  
    • Work with students and families using a personal, student-centered approach.  
    • Evaluate students' attributes and assist them in obtaining their goals; monitor and assess their progress. 
    • Develop and implement counseling strategies with contemporary, evidence-based methods of mentoring. 
    • Sensible and aware of cultural differences in all student matters. 
    • Provide appropriate orientation activities for students. 
    • Conduct group guidance sessions regarding healthy developmental issues for pre-adolescence, adolescence, and life events. 
    • Inform teachers, school psychologist, and principal regarding relevant information about students with diverse needs. 
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents. 
    • Attending and coordinating grade level meetings with teachers, school psychologist, and principal. 
    • Any other duties assigned by the principal and administrative team.  
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, brief statement of counseling philosophy, resumé, and the contact information of three current professional references to: employment@sjspr.org with “Secondary Guidance Counselor” in the subject line of the email. SJS’s website: https://www.sjspr.org 
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  • Substitute Teachers

    • At least one (1) year of successful teaching experience working with students, ideally in a private or independent school. 

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    Karla Ocasio 

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Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.