This position provides leadership and coordination for Maine Coast Waldorf School’s high school counseling services, and ensures that the school’s policies and procedures reflect current best practices. It includes providing direct counseling services to students in grades 9-12, (total enrollment 65-70) through one-on-one sessions, small group work, and regular class meetings. The High School Counselor identifies resources and gives guidance to faculty, staff and parents as needed, to address and respond to issues relating to student mental health and wellbeing. This position also regularly collaborates with the lower school counselor.
This is a half-time salaried position, but expected to grow. This position includes some required after-school meetings.
A deep understanding and appreciation for adolescents.
Well-developed counseling skills grounded in Evidence Based Practice.
The ability to form and maintain positive relationships with all constituents: students, parents, and colleagues.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
An interest in incorporating Waldorf principles with their counseling work.
Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf School serves over 285 children from parent/toddler through high school. We are an accredited Waldorf program with over 35 full-time faculty members, situated on 75 beautiful acres in Freeport, Maine.
To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, your resume, a brief biography, and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com.
Required Qualification: Current clinical licensure (LCSW, LCPC, PhD, PsyD) in Maine, or the ability to become licensed in Maine by start date.
A Master’s degree in a related field (school counseling, counseling, social work, psychology)
Five years of related professional experience.
Experience working in an educational setting.
About Maine Coast Waldorf School
Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf School now serves over 285 children from parent/infant classes through high school. We are an accredited Waldorf program with over 35 full-time faculty members. Our current offerings consist of two foreign languages, handwork, woodwork, instrumental and choral music, circus arts and spatial dynamics and a variety of seasonal extra-curricular activities, including vibrant cross-country running and Nordic skiing programs in middle and high school.
Situated on 80 beautiful acres in Freeport, Maine, our campus houses our Nursery through twelfth grade programs in five specially designed buildings, including a straw-bale constructed Early Childhood Center. Four new building projects have recently been completed. One addition provided designated space for educational support in our lower grades building. Another created new and expanded administrative office space in our main Community Hall building. Our brand-new high school facility opened in the fall of 2017, and a final phase of construction brought expanded capacities to the kitchen, music and performance spaces of our Community Hall.