The Agnes Irwin School, an independent PreK-12, all-girls’ day school located in the Philadelphia suburbs, seeks an experienced Upper School Counselor to fill a full-time position, beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide high-level social and emotional support for Upper School students.
About to celebrate its 150th birthday, The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) was founded in 1869 by Agnes Irwin, the great-great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, who went on to be the first Dean of Radcliffe College. AIS is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women, and is committed to being a diverse community that fosters self-confidence and respect for others, while preparing each student to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to: • Counsel students (individually and in small groups) needing social-emotional support • Communicate and collaborate with parents, teachers, and outside professionals, as appropriate • Collaborate with classroom teachers to support optimal classroom dynamics, fostering quality learning • Collaborate with Learning Specialists and parents regarding learning accommodations • Offer proactive programming consistent with the developmental needs of adolescent girls • Teach wellness or social-emotional support classes, as needed • Partner with Director of Upper School to provide parenting education • Conduct assessments for possible, private referrals
Successful applicants must possess: • Master's Degree required; Ph.D. or MSW preferred • Minimum five (5) years experience as a School Psychologist, School Social Worker, and/or private Counselor • Evidence of deep understanding of girls’ psychological and social-emotional development, family systems, current trends and treatment modalities • Evidence of successful work in counseling adolescent girls • Proficiency in report writing, particularly the social-emotional accommodation portion of Learning Plans • Strong interpersonal and conflict-management skills • Computer proficiency • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Interested candidates must apply by using the following link to an online application: http://www.schoolspring.com/job?2958026
Please do not use the NAIS "Continue to Application" option, as The Agnes Irwin School only accepts applications submitted through the above referenced link.
The Agnes Irwin School is actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity plans and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive salary and benefits.
About The Agnes Irwin School
The Agnes Irwin School is a Pre-K through 12, all-girls' school located in Rosemont, PA