Shorecrest is seeking a counseling professional to support the individual social-emotional health needs of Upper School students. The ideal candidate will be a mental health professional with a strong clinical background in counseling teenagers and providing support to families, preferably in an independent school setting. A teaching background in Psychology is preferred. The Upper School Counselor works with the Head of Upper School and Administrative Team to promote a positive and healthy academic community by leading wellness initiatives and offering culturally responsive and research-based interventions where needed.
Support the mission of Shorecrest Preparatory School and promote the school’s five Core Values.
Serve as a resource for students experiencing social-emotional and mental health issues.
Offer support and guidance to Upper School families related to social emotional and mental health needs of their child.
Communicate with medical and mental health professionals outside the school to coordinate support for students.
Create and implement student intervention plans in partnership with US Administrative Team and faculty.
Coordinate and Communicate regularly with the Director of the Learning Center, administrators, faculty, and parents to support students with special needs, including students with learning differences.
Serve as the liaison between the school and the College Board for documenting and approving testing accommodations for students with learning differences.
Offer professional development for faculty and parent-education workshops that advance social-emotional/wellness goals and educate the community on adolescent development issues.
Teach two sections of AP Psychology preferred.
Attend meetings for the Upper School Administrative Team and the Upper School Student Concerns committee.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS
At least 5 years of professional experience as a counselor, preferably in an independent Upper School setting.
A master’s degree in counseling required; A doctorate in Psychology or related field preferred.
A solid understanding of brain-based research and its application to teaching, learning, and adolescent development.
Commitment to a community that values equity, diversity, and inclusion
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an Independent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.