The Middle School Counselor has the principal task of collaborating with teachers, parents and administrators to support students with academic, social/emotional or behavioral challenges as they become competent and independent learners in a ‘superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.’ This is accomplished through the facilitation of appropriate levels of academic, social/emotional, and behavioral support; development and maintenance of a system to monitor student progress; and the establishment of an effective communication system among faculty, staff, parents, and students. In addition, the Middle School Counselor supports the character program by creating and managing the Advisory lessons. These functions are performed in keeping with the mission of the School and in collaboration with the Head of Middle School and the Student Support Council which is comprised of the Assistant Head of Middle School, the Dean of Students, and the Learning Specialist.
Work with individual or small groups of students as a short-term intervention
Create advisory lessons and collaborate with grade level advisors to address wellness of the whole child.
Provide classroom observations requested by teachers/parents for concerns within the classroom setting
Provide consultation with teachers and parents on educational, social/emotional or behavioral interventions for students with difficulties
Monitor students with challenges during transitions especially between grade levels
Maintain networking of local, outside professionals for student/family referrals
A successful candidate will:
Be a dedicated Christian with an active walk of faith
Have a master’s degree from an accredited college or university
Have a counseling background / experience
Have applicable licensure / certification
Have a history of successful collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and outside professionals
Demonstrate personal growth and professional development
Adhere to ethical standards of state and national associations
Adhere to best practices prescribed by state and national associations