This one-year sabbatical replacement position will work closely with the Director of Health Services and the Dean of Students Office to coordinate appropriate care and counseling services for students and to provide direct, one-on-one counseling services. The School Counselor also will serve as an advisor to faculty and administration and will support outreach programs for the various student and parent populations. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to be responsive to student needs and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, including community mental health and medical professionals.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral. Counseling will be provided on a short term basis and will include helping students develop coping strategies, resiliency and communication skills • Make recommendations to the Director of Health Services regarding care for students • Work with student groups and other offices to collaborate on outreach efforts • Support teachers, students and families with crisis interventions and referrals • Collaborate with the Dean of Students, the Director of Health Services and the Head of Upper School on Medical Leave plans and re-entry plans and assessments • Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies • Assist in training of peer leaders, proctors, dorm parents, and advisors throughout the year and in preparation for the start of the school year • Serve as a resource for parents, students, faculty and administrators for referrals and community resources. • Provide additional support to the Dean of Students with special projects and initiatives as assigned • Teach units of Freshman Seminar focusing on issues of social and emotional learning, healthy decision-making and stress reduction.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, list of three references, and salary requirements via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “School Counselor” in the subject line.
• Masters in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling, required
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in individual and group counseling, particularly in a school setting.
• Experience with outreach efforts/programming and networking with diverse student groups, academic and student service departments Ability to work with and be sensitive to diverse populations; particular interest in and/or experience working with independent school populations strongly preferred
• Ability to assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals
• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a counseling service.
• Demonstrates expertise in all MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Docs
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.