Cambridge Friends School is seeking a part-time (8 hours per week, 20% position) Middle School Counselor for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The School’s strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.
The Middle School Counselor serves students and collaborates with faculty. The Middle School Counselor works collaboratively with the Middle School Head and faculty and works to ensure that the educational goals of the school are implemented for the education of the whole child focusing on the social and emotional life of Middle School students. The MS Counselor serves a key role in creating an atmosphere of emotional wellness among students. The Counselor reports directly to the Middle School Head.
Provide regular individual counseling support sessions with Middle School students, as needed
Coordinate with the Lower School Counselor to facilitate student peer support groups on diverse family structures, divorce, grief and loss, when necessary
Support Middle School faculty in their roles as advisors and teachers
Participate in Middle School Student Support Team (SST) meetings
Meet regularly with the Middle School Learning Specialist and Middle School Head to discuss issues concerning Middle School students and to review case studies, the status of students receiving tutoring, referrals for psycho-educational screenings and evaluations, etc.
Conduct assessments of Middle School students and observe them in classrooms
Meet with teachers regarding issues concerning students
Meet with parents and participate in parent conferences
Maintain a current and accurate referral database of mental health service providers; connect parents with outside therapeutic referrals as needed; and coordinate with outside providers working with students
Maintain accurate clinical notes regarding all students
Provide crisis management support
Provide parental support and guidance related to child development as needed
Strong clinical skills with 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and parents
Familiarity with a wide range of learning styles
LD experience and knowledge of IEPs a plus
Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, equitable learning environment for all students
Masters, Ph.D., or Psy.D. in social work or clinical mental health counseling
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and references, with the position in the subject line to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cambridge Friends School
Cambridge Friends School (CFS), is a Quaker elementary school (grades pre-K – 8), located in North Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of the leading independent schools in Greater Boston, CFS offers an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles and a deep commitment to social justice.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.