Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a mental health professional with a master’s level degree or higher in a mental health discipline, experience working in a high school setting, as well as experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and professionals in the mental health field, to serve as a high school counselor in support of the health and wellness of the Lick-Wilmerding student and family community. This role requires an ongoing partnership and collaboration with families, deans, advisors, teachers, and other student support personnel to meet student needs. The counselor is a growth-minded individual who continually seeks out and engages in professional development opportunities. Will customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in performing one’s duties.
Meets with students for crisis intervention, counseling, and support services
Maintains office hours to meet with students and their families or faculty/advisors
Consults with outside mental health providers to coordinate student support
Provides appropriate referrals for students in need of long-term mental health resources
Participates in planning and delivery of mental health and wellness related programming to students
May attend the Student Support Services Team meetings
Collaborates with faculty, staff and administration to coordinate support of individual students (Learning Strategies Center, College Counseling, The Center for Civic Engagement, Student Advisors, etc.)
Maintains privacy of student records
The ideal candidate will:
Possess a minimum 3 years’ experience working in a school setting
Hold a credential (PPSC), license (MFT, LCSW, PSY, etc.) or be eligible within the first year
Display a deep commitment to equity and working with a diverse student population in a dynamic high school setting
Be passionate about working in schools
Have strong organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate professionalism and integrity
Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others
Have personal qualities of initiative, optimism, and flexibility
Successful candidates will have a commitment to the following areas, further outlined in our Standards for Teaching:
Commitment to Equity
Adaptability and Flexibility
Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 515 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls or emails, please.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.