The School Counselor reflects the purposes and objectives of Woodside Priory School to students, parents, and faculty. The school counselor is an advocate for students who are in need of academic and social-emotional support.
Provide social-emotional support and on-going guidance and counseling for students.
Communicate regularly with parents re: student social-emotional needs and concerns.
When appropriate and in consultation with the Director of Guidance and Counseling, parents and teachers, develop personalized behavioral plans and contracts.
In consultation with the Dean of Residential Life, plan health and wellness curriculum for students in dorms.
In consultation with the Director of Guidance and counseling, plan and execute socio-emotional learning curriculum for grades 6-12.
In consultation with teachers, observe student learning and social behavior in classroom situations.
Make referrals to appropriate professionals after consultation with the appropriate school officials and parents as appropriate. Serve as liaison with those professionals in support of the student.
Partner with Director of Guidance and Counseling to vet outside psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psycho-educational assessors and other mental health service providers and maintain an up-to-date referral list.
When needed, assist the Academic Resource Counselor in the supervision of the Academic Resource Center.
Plan and implement outreach programs for the school community including parents re: health and wellness.
Attend the weekly Counseling Staff meetings.
Other duties assigned by the Director of Guidance and Counseling and/or the Head of Upper School.