To provide counseling and guidance services to students; identify and counsel students with special needs and behavioral social and school adjustment problems; make referrals to other community services, support groups and social service agencies as appropriate. Work with Assistant Head of School on behavioral situations and intervention.
Listen to student’s concerns around academic, emotional or social problems and help students process their problems and plan goals and action.
Mediate conflict between students; work with teachers and students on resolution.
Work with Assistant Head of School on behavioral issues and intervention for students
Ensure school is a bully-free zone and ensures the “no place for hate” philosophy is carried out by students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Provide, group and classroom guidance counseling to students; confer as needed with parents, teacher and others regarding student needs including orientation, improvement of study habits, occupational planning, program plans, group testing and school achievement and school wide positive behavior plans.
Identify and counsel a variety of students with special needs including social, emotional, or behavioral problems and students in various phases of their personal and educational adjustment.
Refer students to social service and governmental agencies, support groups and other community resources as appropriate; consult with law enforcement agencies regarding students as necessary. Maintain current knowledge of community resources and recent trends of counseling techniques.
Prepare records and reports related to the assignment; prepare letters to parents, reports, referrals and related documents.
Communicate with school staff, parents, students and public agencies regarding student placement, referrals, services and related issues.
Coordinate counseling and conflict mediation groups to enhance student communication skills; provide crisis counseling as needed; consult parents concerning students with social or behavioral problems.
Attend and participate in school guidance meetings such as site attendance meetings, School Success Team meetings, 504 meetings, Positive Behavior Support Plan meetings, and Individualized Education Program meetings.
Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
Carries out other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Bachelor’s in education, psychology or sociology and prior related experience
3+ years of proven experience
Understanding relationships and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively manage relationships with students, teachers and parents
Sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn additional software programs
Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.
About St Benedict's Episcopal Day School
St. Benedict's (St. B’s) is an independent school located in Metro Atlanta, close to the intersections of Atlanta Road, Cumberland Parkway and East-West Connector in Smyrna, Georgia. In the Episcopal traditions of scholarship, openness and inclusion, St. Benedict’s Episcopal School encourages student creativity and inquiry-based learning in a caring and nurturing environment. To learn more about the school please visit our website, www.stbs.org