Brearley’s Counseling and Wellness Department is seeking a full-time school counselor to work primarily with our middle and upper school students (5-12). The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of children’s academic, social and emotional development at each grade level and will be able to support diverse learners, promote positive behaviors and mental health, create and maintain a safe, positive school culture and foster leadership opportunities. The position starts in January 2019 and reports directly to the Director of Counseling and Wellness.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work, with 3-5 years minimum of relevant experience. Other important skills include:
Willingness to develop curriculum on mental, social, and emotional wellness topics
Ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school
Highly effective crisis management skills
Capacity to team-build
Excellent communication skills
Capacity to lead and inspire others
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by emailing a résumé and cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as the skills you have that will serve well in this position to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, December 13, 2018. Please place “MS/US School Counselor” in the subject line of your email.
About The Brearley School
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.