Hiring Counselor at Private School

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:58 AM | Anonymous

We seek to hire a highly qualified individual for a full-time position as an Academic Counselor at our Upper School campus. The position starts in August for the 2022-2023 school year. For information about our academic programs, please visit us at https://www.harker.org.
 
Position Summary
The Academic Counselor will be responsible for performing a variety of duties involving the academic tracking and emotional and social counseling of students.
 
Qualification Requirement

  • Doctorate or master’s in counseling or Clinical Psychology or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Experience assessing and treating children and adolescents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meets with students to determine reasons for low grades & provides appropriate intervention based on assessment.
  • Communicates with parents regarding student challenges when student requires additional intervention.
  • Completes miscellaneous research, reports and letters as requested and needed.
  • Provides recommendations regarding a students need for intervention, switching classes, academic and/or mental health needs.
  • Works with teachers to support student academic needs.
  • Works with learning specialist to best support student needs.
  • Meets with assigned new students and freshman at the beginning of the year, reviewing the time management worksheet. (upper school only)
  • Monitors, manages and responds to phone calls, emails and comments from teachers, parents and students, regarding academic and emotional concerns of students.
  • Monitors, manages and responds to academic concerns.
  • Counsels students experiencing academic, transitional, emotional and/or social difficulties.
  • Communicates with student advisors, division head, dean of students, assistant head of school, and parents regarding student progress when necessary.
  • Provides referrals to community resources for testing and long-term counseling.
  • In conjunction with the division head, prepares letters notifying parents of students academic status as needed, including occasional probationary periods.
  • Meets with parents of assigned new students and provides new student support.
  • Coordinates parent/teacher conferences for academic, transitional, emotional, and/or social difficulties.
  • Reviews, assesses, and responds to parent and/or teacher emails referencing concerns. If needed, forwards to the appropriate Division Head.
  • In conjunction with the learning specialist, informs and educates teachers about interventions required for accommodating students with learning differences.
  • Arranges logistics for presentations to faculty, parents, and students each year, including a yearly presentation on depression and stress
  • Assists with wellness program as needed.
  • Provides college counselors, registrar, assistant head of school; academic affairs and division head with information about and proposed courses of action for students they are concerned about, whether concerns are academic, social, behavioral, or emotional in nature.
  • Provides short-term triage counseling to students in crisis.
  • Attends weekly faculty meetings, new parent orientations, back-to-school nights, Open Houses, and Q and As. Prepares presentation for Q&As as necessary.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements

  • Understands child and family development.
  • Understands child abuse reporting, basic counseling and record keeping requirements for a licensed MFT or licensed Psychologist.
  • Computer programs that support internal and external communications

Physical Activities and requirements of the position

  • Ability to walk through the campus to monitor activity, visit all classrooms, and travel on school-sponsored trips
  • Ability to utilize technology relevant to the completion of job responsibilities

Working Conditions

  • None: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions

Other Requirements

  • Ability to communicate in effective English with faculty, staff, vendors, etc. in person and by telephone
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Displayed proficiency in all related computer applications
  • Ability to successfully learn, navigate and use Harker’s internal programs and systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Skill managing sensitive and confidential information
  • Maintain positive attitude
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to multiple situations and tasks

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
 
Link to Job: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=87793&clientkey=2EC1E2200E8CA2598FE71F8061BF06F7
 
Contact information: Jennifer Gargano, jennifer.gargano@harker.org



SCV-CAMFT                 P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA. 94306                  mail@scv-camft.org              408-721-2010

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