Location: Daphne, Alabama
Type: Full Time
Under the supervision of school Division Heads, the counselor works with students, faculty, and parents on issues affecting the mental health and general wellness of students and the school community. They support academic, behavioral, and social/emotional student success and are key members of the education team. School Counselors assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social and career development, and preventive, remedial, and responsive services facilitating productive, well-adjusted students.
- Provides short term individual and counseling to improve students academic, emotional, behavioral and social functioning, with signed parental consent.
- Provides interventions critical to the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.
- Delivers comprehensive programs based on curriculum and school/student needed.
- Administers needs assessments regularly to identify and prioritize school and student needs.
- Provides ongoing informal and formal written observations of students.
- Advocates and intervenes on behalf of each student whose immediate needs, concerns, or problems are distracting or impeding his/her academic, career, and/or personal/social development.
- Provides crisis counseling as needed.
- Develops, implements, and monitors student behavior plans and supports, working collaboratively with classroom teachers, Heads of Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, Director of Student Services and Dean of Students where applicable.
- Monitors student progress using data that reflect students performance and adjusting strategies as warranted, including developing follow-up plans and generalization strategies for students.
- Collaborates with the Director of Student Services, serves as an integral member of the Student Services Team and participates in regular meetings regarding student progress.
- Provides strategies for organization, study and test-taking skills.
- Consults with parents, classroom teachers, the Learning Place, and other professionals to maximize effectiveness of services, as appropriate.
- Serves as a resource consultant to parents and school personnel in locating services within the community to help meet the needs of individual students or families.
- Completes all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
- Works with parents, teachers, and administrators to resolve issues affecting school and classroom behavior, academic performance, and peer relations.
- Makes appropriate referrals within Bayside Academy and various outside community agencies.
- Participates in professional development and maintains a high level of professional competence.
- Serves as a member of the Wellness committee.
- Participates in regular meetings with the Division Heads.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School, Head of Upper School, Head of Middle School and Director of Student Support Services.
- College degree in the field of counseling. Masters degree preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to concentrate on multiple problems/tasks at once.
- Excellent time management and prioritization skills.