Madeira is seeking a part-time Counselor (15 hours per week) for its Health and Wellness Center. The successful candidate will be able to integrate knowledge, skills and experience to meet the needs of the boarding and day communities, summer programs and the faculty/staff community.
Evaluate and assess students for mental health concerns and the need for support
Provide short-term individual counseling; provide both process-oriented and topic-driven group counseling
Provide case management for students as appropriate
Crisis intervention, including suicide assessment
Communicate with families; maintain communication with outside professionals with appropriate informed consent
Make referrals for outside therapy, psychiatric evaluation, or other mental health-related assessment and treatment
Participate in Counseling Department meetings and maintain regular communication with Director of Counseling
Maintain appropriate, timely, and accurate documentation of services
Teach classes in the Student Life department on topics related to wellness
Work effectively as part of the Health and Wellness Center and Dean of Students teams
Consult with nurses, faculty and staff regarding specific student issues, community programming and community concerns
Work with Director of Counseling on developing and updating policies and procedures related to mental health at Madeira
Assist with planning and facilitating faculty trainings
Maintain active licensure in counseling or related field
Participate in school-related meetings and committee work
Participate in activities and events that promote student morale and community life
Maintain active membership with professional mental health associations
Attend networking meetings with area independent school counselors and mental health professionals as appropriate
Master's Degree in counseling or related field
Licensed in Virginia in counseling or related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience in mental health counseling; experience working with adolescent girls and families
Experience in teaching health, wellness, and life skills topics to high school students
Strong knowledge of child and adolescent development, mental health disorders, and learning disabilities
Understanding of a wide variety of counseling techniques and strategies and ability to tailor treatment modalities to individual student needs
Experience with facilitating trainings for faculty and parents
Superior interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and parents
Ability to be understanding, caring, and sympathetic to the needs of adolescent girls and their families
Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and/or single sex education, diversity, and serving the needs of a multicultural population
Understands the unique needs of a school setting in maintaining confidentiality while also maintaining school safety
Ability to work with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and outside professionals
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding ...and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.