Middle School Counselor
Job Title: Middle School Counselor
Department: Middle School
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Date: August, 2019
Job Summary:The Middle School Counselor works with students, families, and School staff to assist with social, emotional, and academic guidance during the middle school years. The Middle School Counselor serves as a member of the Middle School Administrative Team.
- Develops strong relationships with Middle School students, faculty, and parents
- Meets with Middle School students regularly and remains accessible to them as needed
- Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s social, emotional, and academic needs and/or progress
- Collaborates with teachers to support students’ social, emotional, and physical wellbeing
- Works in conjunction with the Division Head to recommend psychological, therapeutic, psychoeducational evaluators, and other third-party support to families when necessary
- Communicates with outside specialists, when necessary, regarding students’ needs
- Remains current with best practices in the field of adolescent counseling
- Attends Student Support Team meetings weekly and meets with the Middle School Administrative Team regularly
- Attends and participates in weekly faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions, and professional development activities during and after school hours as needed, appropriate and assigned
- Adheres to strict student confidentiality
- Participates in and/or chaperones some school activities, field trips, orientations, and experiential learning trips
- Performs other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Division Head and/or the Head of School
Knowledge and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling, or a similar field; advanced degree and/or LPC preferred
- Minimum 3-5 years experience in counseling in a school setting
- Knowledge of best practices related to providing social and emotional support for adolescents
- Strong relational, interpersonal skills
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Time management and planning skills
Physical Skills and Abilities:
- This position frequently involves standing, walking, sitting, and manipulating (lifting, carrying, and moving) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds in the course of coordinating work. This position also frequently involves finger dexterity, talking, hearing and visual acuity, and may sometimes involve stooping, kneeling, and crouching in the course of coordinating work.
- Chaperoning trips may include outdoor, physical activities.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job. Duties and responsibilities may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary commensurate with education and experience.
- For additional benefits, please refer to the School website.