Punahou School celebrates the richness of its traditions as it embraces the responsibility to provide a relevant educational experience in a rapidly changing world. Punahou places students at the center of the curriculum, with the aim of authentic learning in a sequence and pace that is coherent and purposeful to the individual child. A Punahou education seeks to provide multiple pathways towards growth and success for each student through a broad and meaningful program of studies and through rich experiences for exploration, discovery and mastery. Working within a coherent curricular framework that promotes personalized, product-oriented, inquiry-based learning embedded in authentic, meaningful assessments, Punahou seeks to cultivate curious, confident, and self-directed students. We value the rich opportunities for teaching and learning that are inherent Hawaiian values and in the gift of “place” at Punahou. Our faculty attends to the social-emotional learning of our students via intentional opportunities to provide an environment and a range of learning experiences that educate our children for compassionate, moral, and ethical action at school, in our community, and in the world. Our teachers are agile learners themselves, demonstrating a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development. Incoming teachers will join a dedicated and inspiring faculty whose ongoing reflection and renewal is supported by a schoolwide culture of collaboration and innovation.
Punahou School is actively recruiting a Support and Wellness Counselor for the 2019-2020 school Utilizing leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and professional expertise, the Academy Support and Wellness Counselor promotes and enhances student success, provides preventative services, and responds to identified student needs by collaborating in the implementation of a comprehensive program that addresses academic, social, and emotional development for students in grades 9 through 12. Essential functions include:
Implements and facilitates delivery of responsive counseling services.
Conducts individual counseling with students.
Supports coverage of Support and Wellness space.
Intervenes quickly during crisis situations, collaborating with other Support Team members.
Consults with administrators and/or teachers on student problems and concerns as needed or requested.
Conduct school-based risk assessments as needed.
Assists teachers in individualizing instruction to accommodate and support students with specific social-emotional needs.
Acts as an ongoing, effective advocate for students.
Monitors student progress; uses data to inform interventions.
Maintains secure documentation of services.
Maintains confidentiality in service delivery.
Provides support to parents in their efforts to address their child’s needs.
Supports student learning outside the classroom through community activities (e.g., Advisory, Learning Commons, G-Term, Carnival, Prom, Commencement, Outdoor Education)
Supports educational programs for parents.
Facilitates referrals to in-school specialists and community providers as appropriate; consults and collaborates with specialists/providers to facilitate continuity of care.
Supports efforts to bridge student support across the K-12 campus.
Engages in professional development activities by participating in continuing education relevant to counselor or program needs, by reviewing current research and literature, and by engaging in ongoing self-reflection.
Demonstrates ability and willingness to learn enthusiastically as a member of a professional learning community and to connect with local, national, and global colleagues.
Position Details: Department: Academy Support and Wellness, Grades 9-12 Status: Full Time Regular FLSA Status: Exempt Work Year: 2019 - 2020 School Year Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Master’s degree or higher in school counseling from an accredited university or an equivalent masters in a relevant field/specialization.
Professional license in State of Hawaii strongly preferred.
Three (3) years of recent adolescent counseling experience. Strong preference for experience in a high school setting.
Knowledge of current counseling trends; child/adolescent physiological and psychological development; a variety of counseling theories, models and processes of counseling and consultation; parenting models and issues; and assessment, data-gathering and analysis.
Knowledgeable and skilled in addressing such issues as ADHD, anxiety, bullying, depression, divorce, grief, learning differences, self-regulation difficulties, self-harm and suicidal ideation.
Knowledge of positive psychology and the implementation of positive supports.
Familiarity with reading and understanding psychoeducational/psychological evaluation reports.
Working knowledge of Federal and State professional laws and regulations.
Knowledge of and compliance with a professional organization’s code of ethics (e.g., ASCA, NASP).
Awareness and sensitivity about cultural differences as they may relate to learning and behavior.
About Punahou School
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.