Green Acres School is seeking an experienced full-time counselor to work with students in Pre-K-8th grade. The school counselor provides counseling services to individuals and groups of students in a safe and welcoming environment. The person in this position acts as a consultant to parents, teachers, and administrators. Some of the duties and support services that the counselor is responsible for include:
Building relationships with students, families, and colleagues throughout the school community;
Providing short-term individual and group counseling for students with social-emotional challenges, whether or not those challenges are clinically diagnosed;
Providing behavior management assistance and crisis intervention when necessary;
Communicating with families about their children, both sharing accounts from school and listening to accounts from home;
Developing and maintaining a referral list of therapists and local resources for students who may need an assessment and/or long-term therapeutic support;
Communicating with therapists and other outside professionals about students;
Coordinating the gathering, editing, and sending of documentary evidence for social-emotional testing on behalf of outside professionals;
Actively participating in the Student Support Committee meetings;
Problem solving with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to develop appropriate supports for students with social-emotional challenges;
Developing and coordinating student learning plans with teachers;
Participating in parent-teacher conferences, as needed.
Requirements | The ideal candidate will have experience working in a school setting with children varying in age from Pre-K to early adolescence. The minimum education requirement is a master’s degree in a counseling-related field.
To apply | Please do NOT apply through the NAIS website. Rather, email your complete application (with the 4 required documents listed below, attached) directly to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete application consists of the following | (1) cover letter (2) resume (3) statement of educational philosophy (4) Green Acres School Employment Application form (available at www.greenacres.org).
All four documents are necessary for an application to be considered.
Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School. Email: email@example.com.
About Green Acres School | Green Acres School is an independent, progressive school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade on a beautiful 15-acre campus in North Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, DC. With woods, a stream, athletic fields, playgrounds, and a natural amphitheater, the out-of-doors is an important part of the learning environment. The arts, physical education, and technology are effectively integrated with academic studies in a highly experiential program. In a learning environment that is joyful and supportive as well as challenging, Green Acres School provides authentic learning and leadership experiences. The Washington, DC area also provides many opportunities for rich, off-campus learning. To learn more about Green Acres School, please visit www.greenacres.org.