Collegiate School seeks an energetic and committed Lead Middle School Guidance Counselor to work closely with the Middle School faculty and administrators to coordinate a 5 - 8 grade program that helps students develop positive tools for social interaction, decision-making and healthy living. This is a full-time, 10 1/2 -month, benefited faculty position.
Responsibilities will include:
Work closely with students, faculty and families to provide individual counseling support, as needed
Coordinate Middle School Advisory Program
Prepare and implement guidance lessons and appropriate small guidance groups
Work closely with individual teachers, grade level coordinators, and Student Support Team to help identify and address specific student needs
Provide assistance for students as they transition from 4th to 5th grade and 8th to 9th grade
Work as an integral member of the JK-12 counseling team
Coordinate parent education groups
Communicate with outside professionals
Develop resources and relationships in the outside community
Promote and facilitate the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community
Serve on committees and engage in professional group work, as necessary
Participate in all required School events
Assume additional duties as required
Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
Experience in middle school counseling
Knowledge of current best practices in middle school teaching and learning
Ability to develop strong rapport with students
Enthusiasm for professional growth
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence
Commitment to broad participation in school life
Strong skills in communication, collaboration and consultation
Team player/commitment to cause: understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values
Interpersonal skills for communicating effectively with and supporting all members of the Collegiate community, including students, parents, faculty and staff
Ability to maintain accurate records and confidentiality
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules included in the Faculty/Staff Handbook
A Master’s degree, preferably in counselor education
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The school’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.
Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Collegiate School
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.