Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.
The school counselor for grades 6-12 reports to the middle and upper school division heads, but works closely with all constituents within the school to provide preventative and reactive support to ensure social, emotional and physical wellness.
Develops relationships with students in grades 6-12
Works with a subset of students to provide 1:1 support (for academics, social or emotional guidance)
Facilitates crisis response work with students and their families
Makes referrals to outside professionals for students needing therapy (and also sometimes neuropsych reports or executive functioning support)
Communicates with parents of students receiving in-school counseling about the appropriate treatment plan
Supports deans and division heads in cases of discipline and response
Participates in middle and upper school student support teams
Consults with director of diversity and inclusivity to counsel students of diverse backgrounds
Supports deans in the development of comprehensive advising programs
In coordination with health and wellness staff, develops and implements a K-12, research- based curriculum
Teaches pertinent content to students in grades 6-12
Coordinates and helps implement Hallways data
Coordinates with outside research specialists to integrate newest research into health programming
Serves as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support as it pertains to wellness
Coordinates and implements the tapestry circle (middle and upper school) program
Considers new group work to improve prevention strategies
As needed, supports advisors in the development of new advising programming
Consultant to faculty, staff and administration:
Considers treatment and support for students of concern
Makes recommendations and accepts in-school counseling referrals based on conversations
Provides informal professional guidance to faculty and advisors to best support the social/emotional learning of students
Coordinates with outside professional development groups to help foster counseling skills in teachers and advisors
Collaborates with the school nurse, learning specialists, and deans to ensure student health, wellness and safety
Parent support and education:
Promotes parent education and helps coordinate regular parent meetings
Fields calls and hosts meetings with parents to help support student success
Coordinates with outside researchers to inform parent education programming
Provides informal parent coaching to inform student success
3-5 years of experience in a school setting
Masters degree of school counseling, psychology or social work
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The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade twelve with 530 students. Our mission is to provide a rigorous and stimulating academic program that encourages independent thinking and creativity. The school values each girl’s individual talents and encourages respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others. Hewitt’s small size and supportive environment enable each student to reach her full potential and to become a responsible and socially aware leader. In keeping with its motto “By Faith and Courage,” Hewitt seeks to instill in each girl lifelong faith in herself, personal integrity, and the courage to face challenges with confidence. Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, board of trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.