The counseling center is an integral asset to the Menlo School community and the Student Life Department. This additional counselor position will work in tandem with our current school counselor to serve the mental health needs of students in our high school. Menlo is dedicated to being proactive with the health and wellness of our community. The faculty is committed to building positive, communicative relationships with students and students are encouraged to openly and respectfully communicate with adults as they develop their self management and self advocacy skills.
Both Upper School Counselors will work as a team to provide support services to students, faculty, staff, and parents. Support services include counseling, providing referrals, assessment, mediation and crisis management. The counselor will report to the Dean of Students.
Areas of expertise considered to be valuable/description of specific tasks associated with this position:
Individual and small-group counseling and interaction with families
Communication, problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills
Peer and student/faculty facilitation and mediation
Consultation/collaboration/referrals with outside professionals
Consult with teachers, staff and parents regarding the developmental needs of students
Additional tasks related to our High School:
Plan and facilitate parent programs including the annual Parent Education Conference.
Teach in the Freshman Seminar Program
Work within the Student Life Department and serve on the Student Concerns Team
Attend and participate in necessary morning or evening parent programs
Organize Peer Counseling Programs
Attend faculty meetings
Assist in management of Menlo Parent Groups
Assist in management of student support programs
Be involved in the life of the school by attending student activities after school and on weekend
Likely participation as a co-advocate for a small group of students
Qualifications and Attributes
Strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to demonstrate and build collegial relationships across constituency groups on campus.
Demonstrated discretion and strong judgment, with the ability to interact calmly and professionally even in trying circumstances.
Five years of recent clinical experience with adolescents.
Master’s degree in social work or counseling, MFT or LCSW preferred