The Lower School Licensed Professional Counselor works in conjunction with the Head and Dean of Students of the Lower School as a member of the educational team. She is available to meet with students individually, in small groups or during classroom guidance. Students may self-refer or the Head of Lower School, school nurse, teachers or parents may refer a student to the counselor. Each concern is addressed independently depending on the needs of the student. Parents are welcome to call the counselor or come in to discuss social, emotional, academic or parenting concerns.
In the performance of his/her duties, Employee shall be guided by the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart and the Catholic Faith. Candidates must also possess:
Master’s of Social Work and degree or certifications in working with students with learning differences preferred or desire to obtain such certifications
Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting
Ability to make independent decisions along with maintaining the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
High level of competence using technology
Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools is a plus
Strong references to convey your abilities
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.