The Position The role of the Middle School Counselor at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career as a middle school social/emotional counselor of one of the Bay Area's premier independent schools. This fulltime position begins in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Essential functions for this important role are: • Collaborating and partnering with the P-8 Administrative Team regarding student needs; • Primary responsibility for the oversight of middle school social-emotional curriculum program and the middle school advisory program and Collaborating with various faculty and staff regarding developing and implementing social emotional curriculum; • Providing individual short-term counseling, consultation and referrals to students and their parents as needed; • Consulting with and train teachers, parents and learning specialists regarding student's social and emotional needs; • Coordinating and managing student/family requests for medical accommodations and associated Interactive Processes; • Coordinating outside service providers and community agencies as needed; • Participating in the crisis management team; • Partnering with P-8 administrative team to evaluate the counseling program and Collaborating with the P-5 and High School Counselors;
The ideal candidate will be energized by working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for social/emotional wellness of middle school students and their families and a deep commitment to equity and inclusion (see https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/783/misc/misc_133701.pdf ). A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the https://www.shschools.org/page/about/mission--educational-philosophy/educational-philosophy is essential. Basic requirements include but are not limited to: • Master's Degree in School Counseling, Social Work, Clinical/Counseling Psychology. • Licensed Mental Health Professional. • California State School Counseling Certification preferred, not required. • Three years of experience as a school counselor and knowledge of adolescent development. • Demonstrated experience with managing the ADA Interactive Process. • Adheres to the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors. For a complete job description please visit our career page: https://www.shschools.org/page/about/careers--shs
The School Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12. The School is located on a beautiful 64acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area. SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.
Employment- Preemployment background screening is required for all positions. This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.
To Apply Online: send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; please indicate Middle School Counselor 2018-19 in the subject line.
Via Mail: Sacred Heart Schools 150 Valparaiso Avenue Atherton, CA 94027 Attention Human Resources: Middle School Counselor 2018-19
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.
As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.
For more than a century, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has carried out the mission of our founder St. Madeleine Sophie Barat—educating generations of students toward meaningful lives, characterized by active leadership, clear purpose, and compassionate service. From preschool through high school, our SHS curriculum emphasizes development of the "whole child," integrating faith and reason to guide self-discovery and character formation, contextualize intellectual, artistic, and athletic pursuits, and instill an active awareness and drive for social justice.
Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to the teachings of a Christ-centered community, in which the unique needs of each student are nurtured by a world-class faculty and staff. The diversity of our Sacred Heart community reflects the San Francisco Bay Area and provides a rich environment in which young people learn to appreciate the value of human differences. Above all, our rigorous, mission-driven curricular and co-curricular programs challenge students to think critically, to be bold in service to others, to capitalize on their strengths, and to acknowledge and address realistic limit...ations. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience, and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit. Welcome.