Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
The Clinical Counselor will provide counseling services, consultation and behavioral wellness-related programming to the Lower and Middle School divisions as part of the Student Support Team.
Clinical consultation regarding behavioral, social and emotional concerns of students consistent with the mission of the School.
Collaborate with parents, Parker staff and community health care providers to support social, emotional and behavioral needs of students
Primary service provider of counseling and intervention services to students (JK to 8th grade)
Administer, score, interpret and prepare feedback using emotional-behavioral rating scales for JK-8th grade students
Coordinate referrals and record-keeping for Lower School Student Support Team
Provide community referrals for counseling and intervention services, as needed
Contribute to the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate character education programming in LS and MS divisions
Collaborate with staff to develop life skills and health curriculum programming (JK to 8th grade)
Explore, develop and assist with implementation of deeper curricular integration of diversity, mental health, social and emotional issues in collaboration with faculty and divisional leadership
Maintain records and all required documentation of student contacts and services
Develop and present educational programming for students, parents and faculty
Participate on Student Support Teams for LS and MS divisions
Participation in the following meetings:
Lower School weekly meetings: Faculty meetings, Student Support Team
Middle School weekly meetings: Faculty meetings, Grade Level Team/Student Support
In addition to the duties listed above, Francis Parker School expects the following of each employee: adheres to Francis Parker policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Parker events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in Counseling: (e.g., MFCC, LISW, LMFT, LPCC, M.A. Counseling Psychology, PhD Clinical/Counseling Psychology)
Independent license or credential to provide clinical services to children/adolescents
Minimum two years experience in a school or other educational setting
Minimum three years experience as a counselor/therapist with children and families
Knowledge and experience diagnosing and treating disorders common in childhood and adolescence
Training and experience working with students JK through 8th grade
Experience conducting classroom observations and implementing behavioral intervention strategies
Ability to work with Academic Resource Center teachers, classroom teachers, and administrators
Strong written and oral communication with students, teachers, and parents
Knowledge and adherence to legal and ethical guidelines as they pertain to counseling students in educational settings
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programming, particularly in the areas of social-emotional learning and diversity/inclusion
Working understanding of FERPA in regard to the educational context
Ability, flexibility and willingness to work at multiple locations
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours to meet needs of students, families and the school
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
A cover letter, resume, transcripts and application should be submitted electronically to: