Employment

Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.


OPEN POSITION: COUNSELOR

Position Description
Full-time Counselor to service students grades 10-12, for the 2018-2019 school year. The primary role of a Mercy High School Counselor is to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of each student. Mercy’s Counseling Department helps students to make decisions and accept responsibility for their choices. Students meet with counselors in individual and group sessions, classroom visits, and peer mediations, when needed. This specific Counselor position involves significant guidance for students and parents in the college search, planning, and application process.

Qualifications/Requirements
M.A. in Guidance and Counseling or Social Work
Prior experience in secondary counseling (grades 9 – 12)
Prior experience advising students through the college application/admission process
Preferred Background
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or
LLPC (Limited Licensed Professional Counselor) or
MSW (Masters in Social Work) or
LMSW (Licensed Social Worker)
Preferred Competencies
● Maintain ethical standards of Counseling as provided by the American School Counselor Association
● Exceptional verbal and written skills in communicating with Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and teenage females
● Strong presentation abilities
● Sensitivity to, knowledge of, and respect for cultural, religious, and socio-economic differences
● Experience in data collection & analyzation
● Open to professional feedback and encouraged growth
● Serious candidates will need to demonstrate both an aptitude and an enthusiastic curiosity toward the
investigation of technological tools and their use in providing counseling services.

Interested candidates must send a letter of interest, resume, and proof of credentials to Counseling Secretary, Jennifer Burek Email: jlburek@mhsmi.org.


OPEN POSITION: ENGLISH SUBSTITUTE

Position Description
Full-time, long-term substitute position of a highly qualified English teacher. Candidates holding State of Michigan certification in secondary English instruction, and possessing the ability to teach various levels of English for students in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply.

Coverage is needed from mid-September through late December to teach English courses for students in grades 9-12. Mercy is an Apple Distinguished school, so the preferred candidate will have the ability to support lessons through effective use of technology tools.

Qualifications/Requirements
All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or appr oved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach. The selected candidate must hold a BA Michigan certification, attend the Protecting God's Children workshop, and complete a background check with fingerprints.

Please send resume by May 31 to Mr. Larry Baker, Associate Principal/Operations at:
lrbaker@mhsmi.org.


OPEN POSITION: THEOLOGY TEACHER

Full-time teacher in the Religious Studies department for the 2018-2019 school year. The candidate may teach a variety of theology courses and must be a practicing Catholic who conveys faith and morals to high school students in a welcoming learning environment.

Qualifications/Requirements

All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.

Mercy is an Apple Distinguished School and the ideal candidate would be comfortable incorporating technology into daily instruction.

Please send resume by May 4th to Dr. Alison Kline-Kator, Religious Studies Department Chair: akline-kator@mhsmi.org.


Michigan Department of Education Youth Employment

Recent Changes to the Youth Employment Standards Act, P. A. 90 of 1978 "Impacting Minors 16 and 17 Years of Age Work Permits and Training Agreements." Effective October 18, 2011, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA) was amended. Previously, the legislation indicated combined school and work week of 48 hours during the period school is in session. This change has implications for 16 and 17 year old minors who are currently in school and working under a work permit or a training agreement between the school and employer.

Click here to be directed to the Child Labor Law Youth Employment in Michigan web page.

Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit or have their school complete a training agreement before starting work. Work permits can be obtained from the school the minor attends or the school district where the minor will be employed. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer. A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor does not attend school.

Work permits are no longer available for bulk purchase from Michigan Center for Career & Technical Education; work permits are available for printing or download from the 'Youth Employment Forms Packet' section below. Note: CA-6 work permits must be printed on pink paper and CA-7 work permits must be printed on yellow paper. To be valid both CA-6 and CA-7 must have the front and back pages of the work permit printed.