The Walker School is a nonsectarian, co-educational independent day school serving three year olds through twelfth grade in Marietta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1957 and currently enrolls approximately 900 students. The Walker School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive school community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Diverse candidates committed to working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to apply.
Walker seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to serve as the Upper School Counselor beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The Upper School Counselor works with Walker’s EL – 12 counseling team to provide a comprehensive guidance program that promotes the academic, personal, social, and emotional development of all students in grades 9 – 12.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide personal school counseling services primarily to 9th through 12th grade students.
Respond to crisis situations in tandem with other school personnel
Work with the Grade Level Deans and Learning Specialist on the Student Support Team (SST) that meets regularly to monitor the academic and social-emotional progress of students in each grade level
Coordinate and implement Health and Wellness initiatives for Upper School students and parent education programs.
Assist all students new to the Upper School in their transition with special emphasis on students new to Walker
Provide resources and guidance for faculty, administration, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in supporting students
Consult with other school support personnel and/or mental health professionals to assess and refer students
Teach 1 – 1.5 classes that align with priorities of the counseling position (e.g. peer leadership program, health and wellness)
Maintain records to document interactions, interventions, and decisions
Maintain and respect confidentiality of students and school personnel, while maintaining the safety and welfare for all students and sraffParticipate in parent/teacher conferences as needed
Serve alongside the Grade Level Deans, Assistant Head of Upper School, and Head of Upper School on the Upper School Administrative Team
Master’s degree or higher in counseling or related field. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) would be an asset
Minimum of three years in related field
Ability to effectively work with teenagers and parents
Knowledge of the uses and implications of various types of testing and interpretation of test results for both social-emotional and academic planning
Extensive knowledge of best practices for the professional and legal responsibilities of a school counselor
Desire to be part of a vibrant and active faculty
Strong written and verbal skills
Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the full life of the school through coaching at the Upper School or Middle School level or sponsoring the Student Activities Union. Salary based on degrees and experience.
All candidates must complete the online application on the Careers page on the school’s website, www.thewalkerschool.org . Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 11, 2019.