Crossroads School provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education. As a college preparatory school, it believes in the importance of academic success, yet not at the expense of a child’s emotional or social well-being. While students need to be challenged, as a developmental school Crossroads believes that it is crucial to develop and deliver curriculum that is appropriate for the age and ability of each grade level.
Committed to all forms of diversity-- racially, economically, geographically, and culturally inclusive—Crossroads assists students in gaining self-esteem, self-knowledge, and respect for the knowledge and opinions of others. Education is a joint venture among students, parents and teachers.
The middle/upper schools counselors provide counseling relating to any issues of concern for students. Students may either drop in or may be referred by faculty or administrators. Counselors use a team approach to better serve students and work closely with parents, faculty or administrators to help coordinate services and recommendations.
Joining a department of two other counselors, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
Master’s Degree in counseling, social work or a related field
Minimum of five years of experience as a practicing counselor, preferably in a school setting
Experience working with a diverse student population
Work one-on-one with students on a short-term basis to provide support and assess need for additional services
Ability to work with small groups on adolescent or school-related issues
Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, as well as outside professionals
Interact with school administrators and families to discuss effective strategies and recommendations for extensive help.
Maintain a network of referral sources; make referrals for outside services
Facilitate communication with outside service providers and administrators and faculty
Work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, school counselors and learning specialists
Attend meetings to stay current with the school community and provide expertise on issues and appropriate interventions