Position: Full Time: begins August 2017, (2017-18 School Year)
The Counselor is directly accountable to the Assistant Head of School and Head of School. S/he works with the Assistant Head, students, faculty, staff, and parents to ensure that the spirit and life of the School reflects the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. The fundamental trait of a Sacred Heart educator is a loving and generous spirit.
The Counselor must hold these qualifications:
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Social Work, and current licensure in the corresponding field. School counseling experience (3+ years)
Ability to oversee scheduling process for PreK-8th grade in conjunction with school Registrar
Experience with short-term one-on-one and/or small group counseling with PK-8th students
Knowledge and experience implementing a variety of social-emotional and anti-bullying curriculum programs
Experience conducting parent education seminars about relevant child development and social-emotional topics
Organize and manage STAR 360 testing (five assessments/year PreK -5th grade) and spring ERB testing (6th-7th grades). Work with teachers and parents to understand and incorporate results into classroom objectives
Ability to interpret psychological testing and oversee all accommodation needs based on testing documentation
Ability to advise and assist teachers in implementing classroom accommodations to support students
Experience leading and directing guidance activities, assemblies and retreats
Coordinate high school admissions preparation for MS boys and their families as well as work in conjunction with Registrar with application process.
The Counselor will be responsible for:
Advancing the mission of Sacred Heart education through the Goals & Criteria
Invention when classroom teachers seek assistance
Maintaining a positive, professional relationship with students, colleagues, & parents
Maintaining clear, accurate, and prompt communication in a confidential manner
Attending faculty meetings, workshops, faculty in-services, parent/teacher conferences, and professional development opportunities.