Friends School faculty members teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy. Every day in their classrooms, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals.
Friends School teachers are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek faculty members whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
- A record of successful collaboration with colleagues
- A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development
- The infusion of technology to enhance student learning
- The teaching of research and information literacy skills
- The use of a diversity of assessment techniques that provoke students' critical thinking
- Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students' communication skills
- Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching
- A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and incorporate a global perspective into teaching and learning
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a full-time Middle School Counselor to begin in August 2017. The Counselor oversees the emotional health and wellness needs of ~200 students. Additionally, the counselor serves on the Middle School Student Support Team, supports and complements the work of the Grade Level Teams, partners with parent groups and committees, coordinates the Peer Education program, and teaches classes in our Life Skills Curriculum across 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
- Consult with students, teachers, and families in areas relating to mental health and wellness.
- Provide a clinical lens and perspective when working to support students at Friends.
- Fulfill a "plus one" responsibility in the co-curricular or extracurricular life of the school including clubs, coaching, special event planning, field trips, seminars, etc.
- Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Middle School faculty meetings.
- Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees; lending expertise and perspective.
- Collaborate with teachers in his/her Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
- Provide parents and administrators with written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of his/her educational experience.
- Write lesson plans in his/her absence and help arrange for coverage of classes for planned/unplanned absences.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree and experience preferred.
Degree in counseling, social work, or related field.
Clinical social work licensure required.
Candidates with experience in independent, public, charter, or parochial schools are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates may attach their cover letter and resume in a single .pdf file or Word document with the application.
Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and its employment decisions are without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.