The Upper School Counselor will join the Princeton Day School student services team and work primarily with students in grades 9-12 providing support to help them succeed socially and emotionally. A key member of the student services team, health and wellness committee and academic affairs committee, the Counselor plays an integral role in all aspects of school life and works cooperatively with the rest of the team to ensure that mental, emotional and psychological needs are addressed in an empathetic and therapeutic manner at school.
Key responsibilities include:
Provide acute and short-term mental health evaluation and counseling for students when needed.
Coordinate and facilitate meetings with faculty and parents to gather information, assess student needs, and devise action plans as indicated.
Conduct preliminary assessment of students with areas of academic concern, which may include screening measures, classroom observations, and consultation with parents and teachers.
Establish and maintain professional relationships with professionals in the community. Make referrals to mental health professionals in the community for outside therapy and evaluation.
Help implement the health and wellness curriculum in the upper school.
Support the Dean of Students and the Upper School advising system.
Serve as a resource for committees and departments such as admissions, academic affairs, health and wellness, and student life.
Provide consultation and programming to parents and teachers regarding adolescent development, mental health issues and psychosocial pathology.
Provide ongoing faculty and parent professional development around topics of interest.
Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working with upper school students and a graduate degree in school psychology or counseling.