Georgetown Day School, an independent PK - 12 school, located in Washington, D.C. and committed to academic excellence, educational innovation and social justice, seeks a PK - 2nd Grade School Counselor. The PK - 2nd Grade Counselor will work in coordination with the Grades 3 - 5 School Counselor. Together, the counselors will ensure that services are provided to meet the mental health, social and emotional, learning, and behavioral needs of students of the Lower School.
An ideal candidate will have two or more years of:
early childhood education training and/or experience,
training and experience in behavior analysis and intervention
Experience and credentials as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school-based social worker.
The counselor will assess student needs and provide support, counseling, and consultation in collaboration with teachers, administrators, and families. In addition, the counselor will join a team of counselors responsible for grades PK - 12 and whose foremost goal is to promote a positive and supportive environment for optimum learning, as well as social and emotional growth.
As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to social justice and preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and diverse multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated experience and skills related to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Students and Teachers
Collaborate with and develop teacher capacity to promote instructional practices and behavior management that serves all students
Co-lead the development of and enhancement of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework and programming
Design programming that welcomes and acclimates new students and families.
Consult with teachers and other members of Student Support Services to develop comprehensive intervention plans
Provide crisis and “on the spot” support for student’s behavioral and emotional needs
Provide short-term individual and small group counseling to address student learning needs
Assess mental health needs and provide support, referrals, and coordination with community-based service providers
Parents and Families
Share resources to help parents and families increase their understanding of child development, identity development, behavior management, and emotional regulation
Provide opportunities for parents to engage and explore issues most relevant to parenting and the GDS community
Engage parents and guardians in problem solving to address individual student’s social, emotional, behavioral, and learning needs
Communicate with parents and guardians, in collaboration with other Student Support Services members as needed, for referrals and to ensure coordinated service delivery in and outside of school
Deep knowledge of early childhood development
Demonstrated success in collaborative work with parents, teachers, and school leadership in addressing behavioral and learning needs
Training in behavioral analysis and intervention, mental health assessment, classroom management, instructional assessment, systems level consultation, parent consultation,
Master’s degree or specialist in school counseling, school psychology, social work, or a related field
District of Columbia license or eligible for license in DC
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and, list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.
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