The position requires a passion, interest and knowledge of all developmental needs of children and youth and a keen desire to develop and lead programs that allow students to foster meaningful relationships while managing risk.
Present detailed SEL Curriculum for LE, UE, Montessori staff
Proactively identify and address any social emotional concerns among middle and high school students
Perform monthly observations, document observations and feedback/strategies and meet individually with staff members as needed
Meet bi-weekly with the Deans to review social emotional concerns and plan student support
Plan two units in Upper School Life classes related to outcomes of the Independent School Health Check
Respond to calls for emergency meetings and interventions in support of all students
Provide regular updates to Student and Family Services blog
Meet with the Student Support Team to manage student services review process, create action plans, and follow up with teachers and families as required
Attend weekly Montessori Support Team Meetings, Specialists and Program Level meetings as requested
Organize diversity calendar and coordinate with faculty to implement events related to diversity and inclusion
Lead planning for two parent education events during the school year
Advise the International Student Planning Group and support international student orientation
Qualified applicants will be licensed in psychology, social work, or school counseling. A masters degree is required. A minimum of five years of experience working with children in a school setting preferred.
Experience with young children or adolescents is preferred.
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission ...is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.