This position has primary responsibility to provide counseling services to the students of Marburn Academy. The School Counselor supports the goals and activities of Marburn Academy, and s/he reports directly to the Associate Head of School.
To serve as the primary counselor/mental health professional for students and parents.
To serve as the primary school resource and advisor to faculty and administration for student mental health and behavioral issues.
To provide training/teaching for students, teachers and parents for the school’s behavior management model (ripcord, self-awareness, etc.)
To serve as self-awareness curriculum leader.
To serve as the support person to student and families transitioning from Marburn Academy.
To keep the Head of School and the Associate Head of School fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life.
Interpersonal and group communication skills, demonstrating empathy, directness, and open-minded decision making
Manage complex communication within the divisions, school, and community
Work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues, staff, parents, volunteers, and the broader community
Represent the school at various functions both internally and externally relative to the role of faculty member
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or the Associate Head of School and/or Division Head
Support the school and its leadership
Ability to be in front of the students for long periods of time
Ability to participate in outdoor activities
Ability to lift and carry:
Regularly up to 10lbs
Frequently up to 11lbs-25lbs
Occasionally over 30lbs
Ability to balance multiple tasks and duties
Ability to work with multiple distraction
Monday-Thursday: 7:40am-3:30pm with the faculty member expected to be available, as needed, until 4:30pm for meetings with parents, teachers, or administrators.
Occasionally, the faculty member will be required to participate in certain activities such as field trips, afternoon or evening events, and overnight or weekend programs that will occur outside of the regular daily hours mentioned above (e.g., Voyageurs Trips, Middle Division DC Trip, Curriculum Night, Parent Conferences, Graduation, Discovery Nights, etc.).
Skills and Knowledge
Understanding of and commitment to Marburn’s mission
Strong knowledge of school counseling services
Excellent skills in oral and written communications
Customer-oriented with great people skills
Ability to work with and get along well with others
Ability to balance multiple tasks and projects, and handle time deadlines
Marburn Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Degree in School Counseling
Experience with students grade 2-12
About Marburn Academy
Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, independent, day school devoted to serving the educational needs of bright students with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. Opened in 1981 with 12 students, Marburn now educates over 300 students year-round. Marburn Academy is the only school in Central Ohio with academic and co-curricular programs designed to address the full range of unique learning and personal development needs of children with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. Students from approximately 25 Central Ohio communities attend the school. Marburn Academy is accredited at the highest level by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS.) The Ohio Department of Education accepts this accreditation and recognizes Marburn Academy as an independent, K-12, non-public school. Marburn Academy is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS).Marburn Academy is one of only 13 schools in the nation to have its language instruction program accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Marburn Academy is also recognized as an ap...proved provider for the Ohio Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarship Programs.
MARBURN FACULTY AND STAFF:The people of Marburn work together each day to ensure that every Marburn student is successful. With a foundation of respect, they work as a team to deliver a state-of-the-art education for students that learn differently.