Cape Cod Academy, an independent K-12 grade day school in Osterville, MA, seeks an experienced counselor for its Lower School, Grades K-5, to proactively shape and attend to the social, emotional, and psychological health of the school community. This position requires an engaging, compassionate professional who has the ability to tackle difficult issues sensitively and honestly.
consulting with lead administrators on general emotional health of the school community
acting as a resource for administration, faculty and parents regarding current research on social-emotional development and mental health issues
consulting and collaborating with faculty and administration on social-emotional and behavioral student issues that arise
developing proactive programming for students, faculty, and parents on social-emotional development, parenting, family issues, and mental health topics
collaborating with health teachers to refine and implement wellness curriculum
providing drop-in individual counseling for students and faculty
providing counseling for students in crisis
providing individual parent consultation
participating in faculty meetings and professional development meetings
managing referrals to outside professionals for students who need private services
acting as a knowledgeable guide and resource with respect to interpreting psycho-educational evaluations
participating in admissions screening when appropriate
maintaining student and parent confidentiality as is appropriate in a school setting.
regularly reviewing current programs' effectiveness and providing recommendations and feedback to Deans when adjustments are needed
promoting the development of mindfulness and a "growth mindset" throughout the school community--among students, faculty and parents
participating meaningfully in the daily life of the school
helping ensure that the school remains a safe, nurturing place in which all students can grow and thrive
This is a part-time position but in which K-5 experience is crucial; independent school experience is preferred. Ideal candidates will have familiarity and experience with the following SEL curricula and approaches: Open Circle, Responsive Classroom, and Positive Discipline.
Master’s degree in an appropriate field and state certification required. Please submit cover letter and resume to Stacey Gardner, Lower School Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cape Cod Academy
Cape Cod Academy is a K-12 independent day school located in Osterville, MA.
Visit our website: www.capecodacademy.org