Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks a substitute counselor for its Upper School (grades 9-12). The Counselor works with students, faculty, and parents on issues affecting the mental health and general wellness of the school community and of the community at large. The Counselor serves as a member of a student support team and coordinates all-school and grade specific programs as part of the health and wellness curriculum.
The successful candidate will be excited about, comfortable with and experienced in working in a high school setting. She/he will have a demonstrable history of successfully offering proactive and solution-focused counseling to a range of adolescents in an academically rigorous atmosphere. The candidate should also be skilled in communicating with parents and educators to develop academic plans that meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.
Candidates must have a master’s degree in the fields of social work, counseling, school psychology, or clinical psychology as well as appropriate professional licensing credentials and 3-5 years of experience working with 14-18 year old students. This position is temporary, starting in the summer of 2018 and will likely be needed until-mid October 2018. The hours for the position are varied and range from part-time to full time.
Candidates should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.