Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding assignment working with gifted students? Are you an empathetic listener in tune with children from 3-18 years old, and looking for a role, not a job? Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!
In collaboration with the teaching team, you will apply your expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior that supports a culture responsive to the academic, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of our student body. You will provide guidance and encouragement; aid in problem-solving and conflict resolution; and build trust and rapport with students and their families as well as the teaching and administrative staff at our school. Essentially, we are looking for someone who will support our gifted learners’ ability to learn and our teachers’ ability to teach. In addition, you will lead executive functioning courses, service learning projects, and Second Step programs appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students, while remaining sensitive to and aware of the diversity of our students.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS:
Socially intelligent and can effectively and appropriately communicate with children, parents, and teachers, both in person, in public speaking, and in writing.
Highly organized and flexible: able to schedule and complete responsibilities in a timely manner, while still able to deal with crises or other urgent matters as they arise.
A visible and integral part of the school experience for our students during out-of-class periods such as rotations through drop-off, lunch/recess, electives, and after-school activities;
Eager to maintain open lines of communication with school administration on the overall developmental health of our students.
Up to date on the latest research and practices in counseling, child development, social and emotional learning, and education; able to contribute to local/state/national association presentations and school blogging efforts as needed.
YOU MUST HAVE:
Graduate degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
3-5 years experience working in a child counseling capacity (ages 3-18).
Up-to-date (less than 1 year old) clearances prior to beginning work, including FBI Criminal History, PA State Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Mandated Reporter training, Health cert/TB test, and any additional required clearances and licenses.
Sensitivity to and awareness of the social and emotional characteristics of gifted children.
The ability to clearly articulate evaluations, and manage goals, plans and opportunities for our students and school in both written and spoken communication.
IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF:
You have experience working in an educational setting of 50 or more students.
You have a Pennsylvania Elementary Teaching Certificate, or private academic K-8 certification.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a letter describing why you are the ideal candidate for this position, along with a résumé, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grayson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are Pennsylvania’s only non-profit independent school specifically designed for gifted learners. Learn more at TheGraysonSchool.org.
About The Grayson School
The Grayson School is Pennsylvania's only independent non-profit school offering an accelerated academic program created specifically for gifted learners. Our innovative, research-based curriculum provides challenging academics, project-based learning, and individualized pacing in a safe and nurturing environment.