The Counselor provides individual students with personal counseling for mild to moderate socio-emotional distress; facilitates communication between students and their families regarding the student’s socio-emotional well being; provides education and tools to administrators, faculty and staff colleagues to assist with the support of students; teaches Peer Support classes and coordinates programs sponsored by Peer Support; and assists with the School’s Health program, when necessary and appropriate, as directed by the Dean of Students, Head of School, or their designee.
Essential Functions and Specific Duties
With the advice of colleagues, and independently, identify students within the school population in need of socio-emotional support; provide advice and personal counseling to these students on an ad hoc or routine basis.
Provide advice and personal counseling to students, on an individual basis, as needed and/or as requested by families and colleagues, or as required by the School’s administration.
Complete all paperwork to ensure appropriate referrals and all documentation of student progress. When necessary, refer students to outside counselors and professional services for serious and/or severe socio-emotional distress.
Coordinate, plan, and organize the Peer Support program; meet with these students as scheduled to facilitate appropriate peer counseling programs for the entire student body.
Assist administration with, and support students during the disciplinary process.
Attend and participate in Student Services meetings; provide updates on students, and assist in creating action plans for response to socio-emotional distress.
Participate in faculty, division and ad hoc meetings regarding students’ academic progress and/socio-emotional well being.
Maintain professional associations in the local and wider San Diego community to facilitate appropriate school programs and a network of referrals for The Bishop’s School community.
Provide to the Dean of Students and Head of School, as needed, information regarding student behavior that is of serious concern.
Routinely monitor and, as needed, respond to email and phone communication through summer months in order to support students and colleagues.
Perform other duties as directed by the Dean of Students, Head of School, or their designee.
At least three to five years of experience in the field of family counseling, personal or family therapy, school guidance counseling or the equivalent. In addition, a bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree, a master’s degree (or higher) in psychology, counseling, or social work is preferred. Familiarity with independent school communities and diverse student populations is desired.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for at least three professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to Michael Beamer, Dean of Students, at: email@example.com.
Founded in 1909, The Bishop’s School is a coeducational college preparatory independent day school enrolling students in grades six through twelve. The School is located in the center of La Jolla, 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. The 2015-2016 enrollment is 800 students who live throughout San Diego County. The Bishop’s School offers a competitive compensation package including benefits and i...s proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.