Gilman School seeks a Professional School Counselor to work with students in grades 6-8 beginning in August of 2018. The Middle School Counselor will be responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services to support the social, emotional, and intellectual development of adolescent boys. In addition, the Middle School Counselor will work closely with counselors and other professionals in the lower, middle, and upper schools to create and maintain programs to support the mental health, wellness, and transition of the students across divisions. The ideal candidate will offer skills and experience in program administration, short-term individual counseling, classroom guidance, group counseling, prevention, rapport building, referral as well as programming to support parents and families.
This is a full time academic year position, reporting to the Head of the Middle School and Director of Counseling Services. The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, have experience working in a school setting and be a creative, flexible, and forward-thinking individual able to identify and address student, faculty, and community needs in a collaborative and evolving environment. This person will be committed to the mission and values of Gilman School and to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Create and implement comprehensive guidance curriculum supporting students’ social, emotional and academic development as well as programs for social skills, digital citizenship, drug and alcohol awareness, and character education.
Provide individual and group counseling as well as classroom guidance supporting students in the middle school as well as other divisions as needed.
Provide crisis intervention and referrals as necessary to families and faculty.
Provide consultation to, collaboration with, and programs for faculty, parents, and administrators regarding developmental and social-emotional needs of students.
Establish and maintain a referral list of support service specialists for families.
Collaborate with school counselors in lower and upper schools to support students across divisions.
Engage in an ongoing process of needs assessment, evaluation, and revision of the role as necessary to meet the needs of the school community.
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Gilman School Mission
Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports. Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom. Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education. Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.
Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions: Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall. Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower. Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students. A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.
Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.