St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, LA seeks an experienced School Counselor. The Upper School Counselor works with students, families and School faculty and staff to assist with social, emotional and academic guidance during the high school years.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Collaborates with teachers in classrooms to supports students’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Works in conjunction with the Upper School Division Head to recommend psychological, therapeutic, psychoeducational evaluators, and other third-party support to families when necessary.
Communicates with outside specialists, when necessary, regarding students’ needs.
Remains current with best practices in the field of adolescent counseling.
Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s social, emotional and academic needs and/or progress.
Attends and participates in weekly faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions, and professional development activities during and after school hours as needed, appropriate and assigned.
Adheres to strict student confidentiality.
Participates in and/or chaperones some school activities, field trips, orientations, and experiential learning trips.
Performs other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Division Head and/or the Head of School.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling, or a similar field; advanced degree and/or LPC preferred.
Minimum 2-5 years experience in counseling in a school setting.
Knowledge of best practices related to providing social and emotional support for adolescents.
Strong relational, interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Time management and planning skills.
If you are interested in applying for this position please email a letter of interest and resume to Angela Day at HR@stmsaints.com
St. Martin’s is actively working to create a diverse work community.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
St. Martin’s School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
St. Martin’s does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
About St. Martin's Episcopal School
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a co-educational, independent school located in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The school has an ongoing commitment to provide a superior college preparatory education to all our students from 12 months through 12th grade. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and approved by the Louisiana State Department of the Education, St. Martin’s curriculum is rigorous, with Advanced Placement and honors programs in most Upper School disciplines.
St. Martin’s combines an emphasis on academics with individual attention and a nurturing environment in a warm, supportive family atmosphere. Founded in 1947 under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, the school stresses the importance of service and values. St. Martin's students develop a sense of responsibility, a respect for diversity, an appreciation for learning and a healthy self-image.