Tandem Friends School seeks a Part-time School Counselor to work with students and collaborate with faculty and administrators to address the social-emotional needs of our students, grades 5-12. The counselor will serve as a vital contact person and resource for students, teachers, and parents.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide short-term individual counseling in order to assess the nature of concerns and offer appropriate resources to students and families. Students who need regular counseling will be referred to an outside professional.
Participate in student support meetings to discuss individual students and to identify strategies to address their situations.
Provide support to classroom teachers and administrators regarding students facing social and emotional issues.
Collaborate with administrators and teachers on the development of school programming.
Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must maintain a professional certification in an accredited field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling, etc.); licensure (LCSW, LPC, LMHC) is desired. Previous experience working with adolescents is required; experience working in a school setting is expected. A background or interest in student health and wellness programming and instruction is ideal. The school counselor will work regular part-time hours every week (exact schedule to be determined in collaboration with whomever is hired).
Internal Number: 04241902
About Tandem Friends School
At Tandem Friends School, we believe that the finest education is achieved through an active partnership between faculty and students. We honor students by holding them to high standards. Teachers are dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of each student. In turn, our students are expected to enter into this partnership with a sense of responsibility and respect for their mentors and for the entire school community.
Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. All teacher candidate finalists spend a full day here and teach sample classes. We actively foster our employees' continuing growth through professional development funding and an environment that is characterized by open communication, collaboration and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support and highly qualified employees makes this a dynamic learning community.
Tandem Friends School is a co-educational, independent day school for grades 5-12 with a diverse enrollment of 214 students. The school is located on a 31-ac...re campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded as The Tandem School in 1970, and was affiliated as a Quaker (Friends) school in 1995.
Tandem Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.