The Chestnut Hill School seeks a part-time (50%) school counselor beginning in August 2019. With a focus on promoting social, emotional, and psychological wellness at the school, the school counselor works in close partnership with with families and staff to support students. The school counselor provides short-term individual and small-group counseling to students as needed, conducts classroom and student observations, reviews outside evaluations and develops corresponding action plans, serves as a member of the school’s Support Team, maintains a current database of outside mental health service providers, assists parents with appropriate mental health referrals, coordinates with outside providers, and serves as a resource to the entire CHS community.
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders who will become responsible, contributing members of the world. CHS prides itself on graduates who stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. Most of all, CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a strong, warm and deeply committed diverse school community.
Deep expertise in mental health and development of children ages 3-12
Master’s Degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling, or related field
Current Massachusetts state license in mental health services
Excellent assessment skills
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students, staff, parents, administrators, and outside providers
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive school environment