Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and qualified full-time School Counselor to advance student personal/social development, support academic growth, and work with teachers and parents to provide a dynamic learning environment. The School Counselor will work closely with the Dean of Students in developing school-wide personal/social development programming as well as with the Learning Specialist to support academic growth.This position begins mid-August, 2017.
About Kehillah Jewish High School
Located in Palo Alto, Kehillah Jewish High School provides an exceptional academic program in the context of a supportive community that empowers students with the knowledge and strength to flourish in a rapidly changing world. Kehillah is known for its academic excellence and is seeking an exceptional School Counselor to join its Administrative Team. Kehillah has a well-developed culture of flexibility, mutual respect, and collaboration both in and out of the classroom.
Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate a school counseling and guidance program that includes personal and social development
Provide schoolwide prevention and intervention strategies and counseling services
Provide short term counseling to individual students and groups with identified concerns and needs
Be available to manage immediate concerns such as a threat of self-harm
Mediate conflict between students and teachers
Communicate with outside medical specialists as needed, and provide appropriate follow up to school personnel
Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs
Partner with Learning Services to develop appropriate interventions and accommodations for students with mental health needs
Support the Dean of Students to assess behavior and develop appropriate support plans as needed.
Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals
Assist Dean of Students in developing Advisory and Seminar programming to develop life skills including goal-setting, assertiveness training, and related topics
Work as a member of the Student Support Team
Maintain records of all students counseled
Implement an effective referral and follow-up process as needed
Maintain current and appropriate resources for students, staff, and families
Attend and conduct staff and faculty in-service meetings to develop professional attitudes and skills
Communicate the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders (i.e., administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community/business leaders)
Be a visible and active participant in the school community
Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as the Dean of Students or her designee may assign
Adhere to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
Attend weekly staff meetings
Perform assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner
Perform assigned tasks with a high standard of quality
Participate in regularly scheduled safety training including fire drills, CPR, and First Aid
Excellent attendance and punctuality
Must maintain an attractive, warm, and inviting work space
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience with school-based clinical work
California licensed clinician registered and in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences preferred
Pupil Personnel Services Credential preferred
Familiarity with independent schools preferred
Familiarity with child and adolescent development, mental illness screening and crisis intervention, and collaborative treatment is required
Physical Demands and Work Environment (with or without reasonable accommodations)
Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
View and operate a computer frequently and consistently, in regards to primary work functions
Communicate effectively with school population
Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to computers, copy machines, and telephones
Travel safely and comfortably across a 50,000 sq. ft. campus often several times in a workday
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Kehillah has a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, vision, LTD, 403(b) retirement, FSA, free gym membership, and more. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
Please apply online by sending resume, cover letter, and at least one letter of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kehillah Jewish High School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Kehillah are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, ancestry, or any other status protected by Federal, state, or local laws or regulations. Kehillah will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset. At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators. They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.
Kehillah Jewish High School is an equal opportunity employer. KJHS believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.