The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. The School Counselor for Middle, Lower, and Early Childhood Schools considers a broad range of factors that influence the social and emotional well-being of students at MVS from the early childhood school through 8th grade. In consulting with middle, lower and early childhood school directors, the School Counselor for Middle, Lower, and Early Childhood Schools maintains a student-centered perspective and offers holistic insight when making community decisions.
The School Counselor for Middle Lower, and Early Childhood Schools at The Miami Valley School keeps student success, social and emotional needs, and overall student well-being at the forefront. The school counselor implements an EC-8th-grade counseling program to assist students in developing inter/intrapersonal skills, a strong self-concept, and responsible decision-making necessary for academic and personal success and the development of healthy relationships.
Reports to: Director of School Counseling
Embrace thevision of The Miami Valley School, incorporate theImmersion Method and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom
Effectively communicate, as needed, with students, parents, faculty, and administrators
Embrace the five essential traits of an excellent MVS teacher:
To compassionately engage, inspire, and nurture students
To demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning
To be an effective communicator who demonstrates a collaborative and collegial spirit
To enthusiastically and actively support the school community, its mission, and core values
To demonstrate knowledge and expertise in teaching methodology and content
Provide individual and/or group counseling to students EC-8th grade
Consult frequently with the Director of School Counseling, the Head of School, division directors, faculty, and parents as an advocate for students
Maintain awareness of and be responsive to the pulse of the community and support its needs
Facilitate proactive classroom lessons to promote the social and emotional learning of students EC-8th grade
Facilitate and/or participate in parent education programs to enhance parent engagement and education on a variety of student-related topics
Facilitate and/or participate in student education programs related to grade level transitions, health/wellness, healthy decision-making, bullying, or other student-related topics
Effectively handle individual student or community crises should they arise
Consult with and participate on committees related to safety and security, diversity, anti-harassment, or others related to student success and well-being
Align counseling services with the ethical standards and best practices set forth by the American School Counseling Association and National Association of Independent Schools
Make referrals to community resources as needed
Maintain full confidentiality at all times
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and in collaboration with the division directors
Valid Ohio School Counselor Pupil Services License
Master’s Degree in School Counseling from an accredited institution preferred
Licensed Social Worker or Clinical Counselor considered
Demonstrated successful experience working as a counselor or mental health therapist in a school setting or therapeutic environment
About The Miami Valley School
The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.
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