Woodlynde School welcomes and serves students who learn differently and empowers them to become strategic thinkers and self-advocates in a challenging and supportive college preparatory environment.
An independent, coeducational school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, Woodlynde is located in suburban Philadelphia. Founded in 1976, the school is nationally recognized for its expertise in serving students with language- or math-based learning differences, executive function challenges, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, or a need for a small classroom environment.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Collaborate with Assistant Head of Grades K-8, Director of Student Support for Lower School, Learning Specialist, and the entire Lower School faculty/staff to ensure the academic success and social and emotional well-being of all students.
Develop an ongoing working knowledge of each individual student’s educational and emotional needs.
Teach Guidance and Feedback classes to students in grades K-6.
Provide support to students with identified needs/concerns individually and in small group settings.
Develop and maintain genuine, positive and consistent communication with parents.
Provide referrals and serve as liaison with outside professionals who may serve our students.
Serve on the Lower School Admissions Committee and support the admissions process including assessing prospective students.
Manage student programs such as The Buddy Program and The Safety Program.
Contribute to and benefit from the campus community.
Practice professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
Other duties as assigned.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
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Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling, or related field; current Elementary School Counselor certification in Pennsylvania.
Three or more years of relevant experience providing counseling services to children, ideally within an independent school setting.
Extensive knowledge of current developmental, cognitive science, and social and emotional learning research and strategies.
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.
Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.
Experience utilizing the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching.
Commitment to continuous improvement.
Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.
Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate with a consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.