Through joy and discovery, Giddens School nurtures and develops preschool through 5th-grade students who are academically and emotionally confident. Our students learn to advocate for themselves and others. Giddens is one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse independent schools in the Northwest. Students graduate as curious, socially responsive, creative young people who are well-prepared for a lifetime of learning. Giddens School is explicitly committed to building a diverse community and actively seeks candidates that are often underrepresented in schools. Please visit our website for more information.
We are seeking a part-time mental health practitioner to serve Giddens School. As a valuable member of the Student Success Team, the School Counselor will work collaboratively with our students, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the cognitive, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students. Areas of responsibility include consultation, assessment, evaluation, counseling, intervention, and instruction.
Serve as a critical member of the school’s Student Success Team
Provide consultation services as requested by school personnel, parents/guardians, and school administrators to support the development and well-being of students
Interpret psychological and educational evaluations
Provide individual and/or group counseling, behavior modification techniques, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution services
Serve as a liaison between school personnel and related service providers
Create and maintain thorough and timely reports, data, and other related records
Function as a case manager for referred students
Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Associate Head and Head of School
A Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
Washington State Licensure or Certification
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively
Deep knowledge of child development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in the field
Child-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative
Working knowledge of the OSPI and social service agencies for the procurement of needed student services
Part-time; 10-20 hours per week
Teacher schedule, 10 months
Negotiable times necessary to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, and special responsibilities.
Giddens School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation package competitive with similar schools in the Northwest.
Giddens School actively seeks to diversify its workplace and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.