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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  • Guidance Counselor - Elementary School

    Position Summary:

    Collaborates with faculty, administrators, and parents to ensure healthy developmental support for preschool and elementary students. Implements 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 teaching experience of 3+ years.
    • Experience dealing with early childhood and pre-adolescence.
    • Current knowledge of contemporary educational challenges
    • Written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must
    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 in regard while working with children.
    • Possess 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 while handling all types of situations.
    Main Goals:
    • 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.
    • Plan, prepare and teach the Character Class (Grades Pre Kinder -6th grade)
    • Identify and inform the Principals and School Psychologist of unusual student behaviors rapidly and confidentially.
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Be approachable and emanate a calm disposition to ensure children feel safe and comfortable during child interventions (individual or group interventions).
    • 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.
    • Planning, preparing, and coordinating class themes and curriculum to ensure healthy development in elementary students.
    • Provide classroom orientation sessions for grades 3-6, teaching Character Education class.
    • 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 Principals regarding relevant information about students with diverse needs.
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents.
    • Attending and coordinating Child Study Team meetings with teachers, School Psychologist, and principals.
    • Any other duties assigned by the principals and administrative team.
  • Teacher Assistants

  • 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 

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.