The School Counselor supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values and policies of Trinity Episcopal School. The School Counselor is a member of the faculty who reports directly to the Head of Lower School/Assistant Head of School. The School Counselor’s primary purpose is to provide support for student success by ensuring the social and emotional needs of students are being addressed. Some responsibilities will include working directly with individual and small groups of students, consulting with parents and teachers, teaching life skills and wellness classes, coordinating parent/family education programs, serving as a liaison for community referral resources, and providing support to the advisory groups in lower and middle school.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and qualities:
Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality is a must.
A Master’s Degree in school counseling or related field is required.
A willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Successful experience counseling and teaching elementary and middle school students, preferably in a constructivist or progressive education environment
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills, including basic technology competencies
Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team
A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects; a strong work ethic
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
Additional Salary Information: Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, ...Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who learn together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.