The essence of who we are as a learning community at The Elisabeth Morrow School is our commitment to developing the whole individual. To nurture physically and socially-emotionally healthy, well balanced and competent thinkers and leaders, we strive to ensure that every student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and appropriately challenged. We are seeking a Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs to lead and organize our efforts to promote healthy habits of mind, body and heart.
Responsibilities of the Director of Counseling and Wellness:
Lead the development of a comprehensive health and wellness curriculum for age 3 - grade 8
Facilitate critical conversations around health and wellness initiatives with PE department, athletic coaching staff, nursing staff, teacher-advisors, school psychologist(s) and the community at large
Lead trainings on relevant health and wellness topics for the greater school community
Promote the school’s efforts to bring Mindfulness to all constituent groups
Help construct, articulate and evaluate, the PE, health, advisory and wellness curricula
With the administration, develop the proper staffing model for PE, health, and wellness, including developing third party resources
Develop a program to engage and educate families on the best ways to support health and wellness with their children
Serve as the Department Chair of the Physical Education department
The successful candidate will possess:
A masters degree with a focus on child development, counseling/psychology, fitness and wellness and/or guidance
An understanding of the physical, social and emotional developmental stages of students from 3 to 14.
An ability to develop innovative programming for multiple constituencies around health and wellness issues such as harm reduction, sexuality, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and mental health.
An ability to connect with students, faculty, and families of diverse backgrounds and understand the role that identity plays in their relationship to health and wellness issues
Knowledge of key social/emotional elements of health and wellness, including media literacy, healthy relationships and consent, alcohol and other drugs, body image, nutrition, mental health, human sexuality, and stress management
An understanding of the ubiquity of social media and its impact on health and wellness
Experience in working collaboratively with other health professionals in a school or community-based organization setting
An ability to work productively as a member of a leadership team