Under the guidance of The Middle School Head and the supervision of the Director of Counseling, the part-time Middle School Counselor is responsible for supporting children in grades 5-8 in their social, emotional and academic development. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and work in close collaboration with students, families and faculty in a warm, compassionate and nurturing manner. He/ she will have a solid understanding of child development and children’s social and emotional needs, experience in a school setting, and a passion for working with children in early adolescence.
Provide individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral. Counseling will be provided on a short term basis and will include helping students develop coping strategies, resiliency and communication skills. Serve as a resource for parents, students, faculty and administrators for referrals, community resources and crisis interventions.
Collaborate with the Director of Counseling, Head of Middle School and the Middle School Health Team regarding the social, emotional and behavioral needs of the students.
Provide developmentally appropriate support for in-class education; including stress and anxiety management; issues related to bullying; concerns in use of social media; transition and coping skills; conflict resolution and mediation; and social skills in problem solving.
Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies.
Participate as a member of the school-wide Health and Wellness Committee.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in individual and group counseling, particularly in a school setting
Experience with outreach efforts/programming and networking with diverse student groups, academic and student service departments
Ability to work with and be sensitive to diverse populations; particular interest in and/or experience working with independent school populations strongly preferred
Ability to assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals
Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a counseling service.
Demonstrates expertise in all MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Docs
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, list of three references, and salary requirements via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Middle School Counselor” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a premier coed day and boarding school that engages 5th – 12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area plus its proximity to the rich cultural and educational mag...net that is New York City. Both day and boarding students benefit from the resources, diversity and activities of Masters' 7-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From its exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, to championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life.
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