General Job Description: St. Anne’s Episcopal School is seeking a Mental Health & Counseling Specialist. The Mental Health & Counseling Specialist should be a trained child mental health clinician/counselor (licensed or pre-licensed) specializing in anxiety, disruptive behaviors and depression.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to provide treatments like behavior modification, family systems, parent training, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Licensure hours can be arranged for most candidates interested in this position. The candidate must be available to work during school hours to complete in-person counseling sessions.
This position has potential to expand into a full-time exempt position as needs may require.
Collaborate with educational personnel, parents and community resources in areas that impact student learning (e.g. mental health, behavior management, school safety, diversity, crisis management, and child abuse and neglect.
Manage a caseload of students who require short- or long-term monitoring and/or intervention for behavioral, emotional and social needs compounded with behavioral or social-emotional issues.
Communicate and document effectively with faculty, parents and outside professionals, demonstrating clarity and efficiency in action and response in immediate or isolated behavioral or learning circumstances as well as in annual and long-term case management.
Create and maintain learning strategy plans, active files, and records of students in keeping with the current laws governing confidentiality as they pertain to students and health services in schools.
Meet at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the year with teachers and support professionals.
Consult with parents, guardians, faculty, and administrators about general student mental health issues as they affect the student body as a whole, as well as about individual student needs.
Make referrals to licensed professionals and counselors, and develop and maintain a diverse network of outside resources through which external referrals can be made as needed.
Duties as assigned
Minimum two-years’ experience working with children (required)
One-year experience working within a school (preferred)
Masters Degree from an accredited University in Social Work, Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling or a related field (required)
Embrace the school’s mission as well as educational and discipline philosophies; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
Have strong organizational and effective time-management skills.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, stand, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as with others. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender identity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume, educational philosophy statement (faculty positions only), employment application, and a list of professional references to Employment@saintannesschool.org with job title in the subject line. Please use the following format for naming your electronic files: Lastname_Firstname_Resume. References will not be contacted without applicant approval.
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, a coeducational, Preschool - grade 8 day school serving 253 students, was founded in 2002 with the support of St. Andrew’s School and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Located on 125 acres just 30 minutes south of Wilmington and 50 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, St. Anne's is situated in a growth community (Middletown) and has drawn students from 3 states and 12 counties.
The St. Anne’s Episcopal School mission states that we "prepare students for secondary education and lifelong learning. We strive to enhance the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and artistic growth of our students so that they may realize their potential for good as citizens of local and world communities." Our life together centers around a commitment to academic excellence, respect for one another, responsibility for ourselves and our community, and compassion for others. The school embraces diversity in all facets of our life together. We work to teach good stewardship of our campus and our environment. The spiritual growth of members of our community is nurtured through daily devotions, weekly chapels and religion classes at all grades. Our strategic vision s...peaks of our school as a place where children are known, loved, challenged, and inspired for the future.