BB&N is seeking a full-time Lower School Counselor to serve the Lower School Community during the fall of 2018. Responsibilities included coordinating and providing clinical and counseling support services for the students in Beginner through Grade 6. The Counselor works closely with faculty, parents, and administrators to create a network of student support.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in counseling, with a strong preference for experience in a school environment. An advanced degree and licensure is required either in counseling, social work, or school psychology.
In addition, the Counselor will demonstrate the following skills and competencies:
Developing and maintaining trusting relationships with students
Developing and maintaining trusting relationships with families
Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with faculty and administration
Understanding of child development
Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with cross-cultural populations
Self-starter – working independently without day-to-day supervision
Comfort with independent school setting
Predisposition to reflect warmth and a positive spirit
Ability to facilitate Crisis intervention
Maintaining confidentiality; using discretion
Support of institution’s mission
Advocacy for counseling issues in school community
Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.