The New Community School empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences. The innovative and research-based college preparatory curriculum uses a customized educational approach to build skills in language and math and to foster academic and personal strengths – igniting the passions and gifts of unique minds.
The New Community School is currently hiring a full-time School Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year.
This position is responsible for assisting students, faculty, administrators, and parents with relevant and appropriate resources and effective programing focused on helping students develop strategies for navigating adolescence, including peer relationships and interactions, decision making, resiliency, and health and wellness.
Develop and implement an effective and comprehensive school counseling program to serve the needs of all students
Works collaboratively with school personnel to foster and facilitate effective learning climates for students
Provides workshops for parents and families
Meets with students individually and in small groups
Assists students in conflict resolution
Initiates student programs
Serves as a resource for faculty and parents
Supports Division Directors as requested
Leads the Student Advisory Program
Participates in professional learning activities
Maintains accurate and appropriate records
Serves as a member of Health and Wellness Team
Builds relationships and coordinates with outside community professionals
Follows required procedures and practices
Provides academic program support
Faculty Presentations and support
Conduct classroom lessons (grade level, advisory)
Support Groups – support for understanding/accepting issues related to Learning Differences, ADHD, Adoption, Sexual Orientation, Family Illness or Death, Peer Relationships, Bullying, etc.
Peer Support Programing
Social emotional skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate should possess knowledge of counseling theories and skills, group dynamics, small group processes, multi-cultural development, and extensive knowledge of child development. The candidate should have a working knowledge of FERPA and laws concerning student rights and confidentiality. The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills along with the ability to work with administrators, faculty, students, and parents.
Requirements: The ideal candidate must possess:
Master’s degree in school counseling
Teaching experience with LD students a plus
Salary Information Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please submit both a resume and letter of interest.