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School Counselor Position

Job summary:

The position is for grades K-12 as the sole school counselor at our school of around 300 students. The position is full-time.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with running Social/Emotional groups or SEL curriculum in a classroom setting.

  • Experience with how to do a suicide assessment in a school setting and follow through with parent communication, crisis resources, and re-entry meetings

  • Experience working as a school counselor or mental health professional in a school setting (as school counseling is quite different than clinical counseling in an outside setting)

  • Experience working with all grade levels K-12, elementary, middle, and high school

  • School Counselor License and/or LPC, or LPCC or LCSW

  • Be a team player that will have a busy day popping around to different buildings on campus while maintaining a level of calm

Required knowledge, skill, and abilities:

  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, School Counseling, Social Work, or related field

  • Demonstrated ability to connect with students and use a variety of counseling techniques specific to school counseling including Solution-focused Brief Therapy (meetings will last 5 to 20 minutes, no longer).

  • Ability to manage a classroom while teaching a lesson with a group of up to 20 students

  • Must pass a background check

School Counselor will:

  • Serve as the only mental health professional on the CSS campus for grades K-12

  • Respond to mental health crisis situations that occur during school hours; this can include handling situations that come up when a student has suicide ideation

  • Perform “weekly check-ins” with a caseload of students throughout the week

  • Meet with students at the request of the Lower School and Middle/Upper School Directors who come up as students of concern

  • Mediate conflicts that arise between students

  • Attend weekly meetings for staff members as well as other meetings specific to the school counselor

  • Teach “Advisory” class to grades K-5. This class is a part of the co-curricular rotations each week and focuses on developing social/emotional skills. A curriculum will be provided for you to follow (different for each grade level) and there is also room for some creativity. These classes are on average 45 minutes long.

  • Teach the 9th Grade Wellness class.

  • Design SEL Advisory lessons for the middle school and upper school advisors.

  • Cover recess and supervision duties as assigned to you for all grade levels.

  • Provide mental health resources to the CSS community

  • Track student meetings and keep brief notes while maintaining appropriate confidentiality depending upon the situation

  • Be ready to transition to e-learning at anytime if there is a mandatory COVID response on campus

Salary:

$48,000 - $50,000 based on skills and experience. Excellent benefits, including tuition remission.