St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA seeks a Learning Village Counselor (Grades K-8) starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The Learning Village counselor maintains an open-door policy where students, parents and faculty members can drop-in to discuss social-emotional issues within the boundaries of confidentiality.
Be available to all students, their families, and faculty who seek information, advice or assistance as they encounter social-emotional problems and attempt to cope with them
Participate in the weekly Grades PS-4 and Grades 5-8 Counseling team meetings as well as grade team meetings on an as-needed basis, providing support for student and teachers around specific student needs/concerns
Work closely with the Head of the Learning Village (PS-8) and the Academic Support and Learning Specialist (K-8) in implementing early interventions and support for students with social-emotional/behavioral issues
Collaborate with colleagues in K-12 Wellness and Learning team to create a well-rounded and cohesive program for all students
Partnering with the administration on school policies around mental health, bullying, and mandated reporting
Observe children of concern in classrooms and communicate with all involved regarding a plan of action to address the concern.
Provide families with referral sources for community mental health providers and act as the liaison between that provider and the school so that effective action can be taken on behalf of the student
Provide individual, small-group, and/or classroom support services to students
Consult with teachers, parents, and administrators regarding a student’s social/emotional/behavioral development
Assist students in understanding self and others, peer relationships, coping strategies, effective social skills, conflict resolution, behavior management, and/or symptoms associated with a mental health diagnosis.
Coordinate and lead in designing the school’s character education program (K-4), advisory program (5-8) and Life Skills/health curriculum (5-8). Experience in Responsive Classroom is a plus
Lead professional development for faculty around social-emotional needs of students
Offer ongoing education and resources to the parent community
Regularly attend faculty meetings and participate in school-wide professional days
Assist with lunch, recess, carpool and other duties as assigned by the Head of the Learning Village
The ideal candidate will have a masters in School Counseling, an LCSW or equivalent degree
Good interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication, ability to maintain confidentiality, a love for children, and a sense of humor
Experience in elementary and/or middle school setting; ability to coach is a plus
At least three years of experience providing counseling support to students
Please provide a cover letter, resume and 3-5 references with your application.
About St. Anne's-Belfield School
For more than 100 years, St. Anne's-Belfield School (Charlottesville, Virginia) has fostered an educational community that nurtures the development of advanced skills, abilities, and knowledge, supports high personal aspirations, and develops exemplary, ethical, and engaged citizens who positively impact the world. Just as we push our students to strive for their best, we believe that as an institution we must always adapt, grow, and change to fulfill this vision. Our Core Purpose is to inspire and prepare the next generation of exemplary citizens and visionary leaders.
We at St. Anne's-Belfield School believe it is the quality and passion of our people that set us apart. We seek to hire the best teachers, administrators, and staff members by offering a competitive benefits package and providing a wonderful working environment. If you are a highly-motivated, organized self-starter, then we want you to join our team.
St. Anne's-Belfield School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Anne’s-Belfield School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid program, employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School.