FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt (10.5-month position) August 15, 2019 - June 15, 2020
REPORTS TO: Lower School Division Head with support from MS Division Head
Master’s degree in School Counseling or a related field
Licensed LCSW or MFT preferred with successful completion of state-mandated clearances
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working with elementary and middle school age children
Good interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication, ability to maintain confidentiality, a love for children, and a sense of humor
Collaborative and thoughtful ability to interact with students, parents, faculty and staff
Strong ability to work collegially with faculty and support the faculty and staff team across divisions
Demonstrated public speaking skills and some experience in wellness event planning and management
Proficiency in Google Suite for Education and/or Blackbaud LMS
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Works closely with the Division Heads and the Learning Support Team in implementing early interventions and support for students with social-emotional/behavioral issues.
Observe, consult and collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators regarding a student’s social/emotional/behavioral development.
Coordinate the school’s socio-emotional learning program and implement wellness lessons in the Lower School grade levels and Middle School advisories.
Facilitate individual, small-group, and/or classroom support services to students, faculty and families.
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.
Participate in the weekly level meetings providing support for student and teachers around specific student needs/concerns.
Available to 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.
Works with Division Heads to serve as a resource for review of evaluations and testing information
Attend faculty meetings and participates in all school-wide professional development days
Assists with regular school activities (lunch, recess, carpool and other duties) as assigned by the Head of School
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works in school environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.
Willing to work some evening and weekends for school related events or projects
The above description covers the most significant duties performed,
but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Please electronically submit the following by application deadline
EMAIL TO: Andrea Torchin, Lower School Division Head
About Marymount of Santa Barbara
Marymount is an independent coeducational school, junior kindergarten through eighth grade, on a picturesque 10-acre campus nestled on the Santa Barbara Riviera. For 80 years, Marymount has prepared young people for the academic challenges of high school and college, while laying the foundation for lifelong character, achievement and love of learning.