Working closely with the Head of Upper School, Upper School Administrative Team, and Upper School faculty, the Upper School Counselor teaches character classes and is the go-to resource for all student concerns involving psychological wellbeing, and community service. The Upper School Counselor is the student’s advocate and offers guidance and counseling to the entire Upper School community. He or she is the primary resource for referrals for larger counseling needs. ? Teach upper school character classes ? Provide information, support, and guidance to students, parents, and teachers in an effort to promote the emotional health and academic success of students. ? Partner with parents in helping students thought crises and make referrals as needed for additional therapeutic or academic support. ? Coach or lead extra-curricular activities as agreed upon with the Head of Upper School. ? Coordinate, in association with Grade Deans, yearly grade level retreats and oversee the 10th grade service interim. ? Oversee community service opportunities in the Upper School. ? Oversee the onboarding of new students to Collegiate’s Upper School. ? Manage student placement in the Upper School Advisory program. ? Present educational workshops for parents and teachers that shares current trends and best practice. ? Serve as a member of the school counselors group, attend counselor’s meetings, develop and update course curricula, and support the work of the other counselors. ? Support the school, its mission, and its leadership. ? Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School. Candidates interested in this position should email a letter of interest and resume to the Head of Upper School, David Long, at firstname.lastname@example.org
? A Master’s degree and a certification in counseling or a similar degree is required ? Understanding of the developmental needs of high school students ? Proven success and experience with high school students ? Proven ability to work with multiple types of students and parents ? Understanding of the needs of students in a competitive school environment. ? Knowledge and effective implementation of character curriculum ? Flexibility, optimism, creativity, high expectations, and a growth mindset ? Enthusiastic involvement in the school community outside the classroom ? Proven positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and families ? Excellent communication skills, both written and oral ? Effective technology skills to be able to navigate the school-wide Veracross database ? Proven organizational skills ? Understanding of independent schools preferred ?
About Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12 independent day school located in the heart of historic Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky.