The Lower School Counselor supports the social, emotional and academic needs of students by offering services in a developmentally appropriate manner. The Counselor adapts the programming of services to meet the changing needs of the student population. The Lower School Counselor works under the direction of the Division Head and is a full-time, exempt employee. This position is eligible for full benefits.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Lower School Counselor will:
Actively support the mission of The Fletcher School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
Work in collaboration with teachers, administration, parents and outside resources to support student needs.
Provide classroom guidance and assist teachers and administrators in establishing appropriate behavior management protocols.
Educate students about self-awareness and self-esteem, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, making friends and avoiding bullying behavior, and understanding their learning uniqueness.
Provide individual, small group and crisis counseling as appropriate.
Provide parent support and assist families with referrals to community resources.
Work in collaboration with the Middle and Upper School Counselors to establish a comprehensive counseling program for the School.
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work
Experience in an educational setting; private school preferred
3 to 5 years’ experience with elementary age students preferred
Experience working with students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Comfortable with technology
A criminal history background check is required of all employees.
A drug test is required of all employees.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Fletcher School participates in the E-Verify program.
References and transcripts will be required.
The Fletcher School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. All employment decisions at The Fletcher School are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Additional Salary Information: Counselors follow the faculty schedule and are paid over 12 months.
About The Fletcher School
The Fletcher School is a non-profit, independent school offering a comprehensive educational program designed to build the academic, social and emotional competence of students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The program enables students in grades K-12 to experience success and embrace their unique talents. The Fletcher School program offers a student to teacher ratio of six to one (6:1) and is based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling, math, and all subject areas as part of a total language system. Instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order to achieve mastery and ensure success for the student.