Position Summary: The Hotchkiss School seeks a licensed mental health counselor starting in September 2019. This is a full time, 9-month position, existing in the Counseling Department and a part of the 24/7 Health Center, reporting to the Director of Counseling. As a member of the counseling team, the position works collaboratively with the Health Center mental health counselors, consulting psychiatrist, and health center staff. Counseling responsibilities include providing individual and group counseling to students, communicating with parents, faculty members, outside providers, and performing effective case management services and case coordination as well as substance use evaluations for adolescent population. Excellent documentation is required in our electronic medical record.
In addition to working Monday through Friday, there are additional evening and weekend commitments including shared on-call responsibilities. On-call responsibilities include being reachable and available within a 1-hour radius.
Qualifications: A master's degree in clinical social work preferred or an advanced degree in clinical or counseling psychology with a specialization in adolescent population. The ideal candidate will have experience working with adolescents and families with preference given to applicants with five or more years of clinical experience, credentials in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and alcohol and drug counseling. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations.
Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based strategies in CBT.
Certification in drug and alcohol counseling is required.
Five or more years of relevant experience providing counseling services to adolescents, ideally within an independent school setting.
Extensive knowledge of adolescent development and mental health issues.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations related to counseling practices.
Commitment to the school’s mission, values, and vision.
The candidate must obtain licensure within twelve months of working in CT State.
Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level. Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work.
Application Information: Through our online application process, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and provide three references. Apply now!
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
Reports to: Director of Counseling
Schedule: Full-time, academic year (9 months), administrative faculty
About The Hotchkiss School
Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for 600 students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region - a place the Nature Conservancy calls "one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast."
The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 33% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.