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The Evergreen School is currently accepting applications for Primary Division Counselor (for preschool through 3rd grade). The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
The Evergreen School is an independent school serving highly capable students in preschool through 8th grade. Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, Evergreen’s four-acre campus provides an ideal setting for experiential and project-based learning. In 2016, Evergreen completed a $14 million campus redesign, adding classrooms, flexible learning spaces and a state-of-the-art makerspace. In addition to a rigorous academic foundation, Evergreen is committed to fostering diversity, cultivating a global perspective and supporting social and emotional learning at every grade level. Evergreen has a current enrollment of 474 students, is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
This position supports the social and emotional learning of Evergreen students and reports to the head of the Primary Division. Chief responsibilities include guidance to students, parents/guardians and faculty when a child is experiencing difficulty, and making therapist referrals for students in need. Additional responsibilities include maintaining strict confidentiality of student information and records. The counselor works in close partnership with faculty and staff around social and emotional curriculum in the Primary Division advisory program, as well as in the integration of such curriculum in subject-area classes.
This is a salaried, benefits-eligible, full-time 1.0 FTE position for the 2019-2020 school year beginning immediately.
Council students individually and in groups
Coordinate communication with families in regard to social and emotional learning
Act as an intermediary to facilitate communication with staff, parents and outside providers
Coordinate and facilitate parent education
Maintain strict confidential student records
Serve as member of Evergreen's Crisit Response Team
Attend NWAIS counselor meetings
Support faculty in the development and implementation of social and emotional curriculum
Other duties as assigned
3-5 years of related experience
A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
Personal Qualifications of the Successful Candidate
Have a high degree of professional discretion and confidentiality
Strong commitment to the building of relationships with others
Ability to remain calm in highly stressful and emotional situations
Communicates effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing
Maintains clear boundaries
Ability to work independently
Experience working within teams in multiple departments of an organization
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated success in working with people from diverse backgrounds
Computer (PC), copier and fax
Educational technology, such as SMART board
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The Evergreen School offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, sick/vacation days.
Applicants should submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title “Primary Division Counselor” in the subject line. Please include:
Cover letter outlining interest in and qualifications for this position
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school's policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee's protected status.
About The Evergreen School
The Evergreen School is an independent school in Shoreline, Washington serving the needs of highly capable students Preschool through Grade 8.