The Baldwin School is seeking a full-time School Counselor for Middle and Upper School, for the 2019-20 school year. The School Counselor will coordinate with the School Psychologist and other school administrators to support the social and emotional needs of all students in grades 6 through 12. The School Counselor is responsible for individual counseling and referral of students, as appropriate, and the coordination of support with teachers, administrators, parents and outside professionals. The school counselor will collaborate on the development of social emotional learning in the middle and upper divisions and plan and implement parent education opportunities as necessary. There may be opportunities for the counselor to teach as well. The ideal candidate will be experienced and expert at providing psychological support in a diverse and inclusive school community.
Serve as a resource and consultant on adolescent student mental health for all students in grades 6 through 12
Coordinate with families, school administrators, School Psychologist and the Coordinator of Academic Support and Enrichment to develop plans of support for students in need; coordinating meetings, accommodations and necessary external referrals
Collaborate with administrators, teachers, parents and outside professionals to holistically support the needs of individual students through intentional prevention and intervention strategies
Design and delivery of SEL education and prevention programs around mental health concerns
Develop parent programming on relevant social/emotional health topics
Implement and coordinate student support programming
Additional responsibilities as required
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling, or related field; current Secondary School Counselor certification in Pennsylvania
Five or more years of relevant experience providing counseling services to adolescents, ideally within an independent school setting
Extensive knowledge of current developmental, cognitive science, and social and emotional learning research and strategies
Specialized training in intervention programs and trauma support
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations related to counseling practices.
Commitment to the school’s mission, values, and vision
About The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School develops bright, talented girls in Pre-K through Grade 12 into confident, accomplished women with vision, global understanding and the determination to make enduring contributions to the world. For 130 years The Baldwin School has combined the region's premier college preparatory curriculum
with distinguished arts, athletics and community service programs. Guided by our outstanding faculty who are experts in girls' education, Baldwin offers an experiential learning environment within a supportive and encouraging community.