New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
New Roads School seeks a qualified candidate to cover maternity leave in the Upper School Counseling office (grades 9 - 12), February 2019 - June 2019.
The Upper School Counselor works in collaboration with the Upper School Director, and the Academic Deans. The Counselor works directly with the Upper School staff, students, parents, teachers, outside professionals and is expected to model ethical and professional practices.
The Upper School Counselor plays a significant role in addressing the social and emotional needs and challenges of the students, parents and at times, of the faculty as well. The Counselor is available to meet with students, faculty and parents individually or in groups for consultation, assessment, therapeutic support and resource referral.
Work with individual students and their families on social, emotional, and behavioral issues that may affect their school experience.
Assess and counsel families as needed regarding issues that impact their child eg. divorce, loss of family member, significant transitions, social problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, parenting, etc.
Support teachers, students and families with crisis interventions and referrals.
Advise faculty regarding individual student issues, classroom behavior management tips and interventions, etc.
Collaborate with outside professionals as needed to support students and families.
Serve as a resource for parents, students, teachers and administrators for referrals and community resources.
Participate in weekly Upper School Staff Meetings
Attend and Represent Upper School at Independent School Counselor Meetings
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings strategizing supportive interventions for students with serious academic and/or behavioral challenges
Attend weekly Human Development meetings
Develop Mysteries Curriculum
Assist in coordinating grade level seminars regarding Consent and Harassment, Growth and Development/Healthy Sexuality, Cyber Safety, Drug Education
Serve as liaison with community service providers
Master's Degree Required in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Related Field
3+ years school working in a school setting
Licensed Mental Health Professional.
California State School Counseling Certification preferred, not required.
Positive attitude, excellent communication and organizational skills
WORK SCHEDULE Anticipated start and end dates: February 2019 - June 2019 4 days per week 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Occasional after hour meetings
APPLY: Complete New Roads online application, upload cover letter and resume at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=21359&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09
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