Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. The services of the Lab School High School Counselor include, but are not limited to, providing individual and small group counseling; addressing the developmental needs of students by designing curriculum for classroom counseling and small group guidance; consulting with and counseling parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children; consulting with faculty on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; educational planning; providing crisis intervention within the school setting; making appropriate referrals to outside agencies; interpreting ability, achievement, career and vocational testing information, and developing drug/counseling outreach programs.
Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab's mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
Counselors are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, he/she will be expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bargaining agreement between the University of Chicago and the Faculty association.
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018
Bachelor's degree in school counseling, social work, or related field required. Master's degree in school counseling, social work, or related field required. Illinois Professional Educator License with a Guidance endorsement preferred.
Minimum three years of counseling experience required. High School counseling experience preferred. Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.