Summary: Vail Mountain School is seeking a part-time School Counselor (up to 20 hours per week during the months school is in session). The School Counselor responds to students’ social and emotional needs, helping to maintain a healthy and safe school community where students can thrive. Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and relevant documentation and/or certifications to email@example.com .
Major Responsibilities of this position include:
Provide initial assessments, consultation and referrals for students needing outpatient counseling or other professional services off campus.
Serve as a liaison between professionals in the community (who are working with our students) and the school to maintain continuity of care.
Support the homebase advisory program in lower, middle and upper school, collaborating with Division Directors and Upper School Deans in this process.
This includes serving as a point person for the school’s K-12 mindfulness program
Provide classroom-based and small group programing for students in grades kindergarten through five.
Consult with parents, faculty, administration and staff to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. Provide crisis triage services as needed.
Develop, implement and monitor behavioral support and management plans for students (sometimes in partnership with outside providers)
Pursue continuous professional development and growth in accordance with degree and licensure requirements. Provide care consistent with best practices in the field.
Collaborate and communicate with Student Support Services regarding scheduling of staffings and serving the emotional needs of students on their roster.
Establish yourself a visible fixture in school by participating in a variety of community-building activities.This includes supporting the school’s speaker’s series and retreats designed to further the school’s mission of character education.
Participate in the school’s Wellness Team.
This position reports to the school’s Staff Psychologist.
Must hold a Master’s degree in the field of Counseling, Psychology or Social Work, with current licensure in Colorado. A minimum of 3 years experience as a counselor is required. Ideal candidates will have some experience with independent schools and a strong understanding of the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, and families is paramount.
About Vail Mountain School
Vail Mountain School mission: Develop Character, Seek Knowledge, Build Community.