The mission of Eastside Preparatory School is to Guide students to think critically, act responsibly, lead compassionately, innovatewisely. These four mission components guide the development of curriculum as well as the evolution of the EPS culture. Founded in 2002, Eastside Prep was re-accredited by NWAIS in January 2019. Eastside Prep has grown from 17 students in 2003-2004 to a projected total of just under 500 students for academic year 2019-2020. EPS opened a 90,000-square-foot building—housing classrooms, offices, collaborative spaces, underground parking, and a new theatre—in September 2018.
Position Summary: Promotes student success by providing feedback, and support for students in grades 5 – 12 on matters relating to school, friends, and personal issues. This position reports to the Director for Student Well-Being and works as a member of a team to guide the development and implementation of programs and practices related to students’ social, emotional, and personal growth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The School Counselor supports students, grades 5 – 12 and their families in the context of the educational mission of Eastside Preparatory School. Providing this support requires that the School Counselor:
Collect, organize and analyze information about students through records, assessment, interviews, and professional sources, to assure students and families that the school is responsive to any learning accommodations or other special issues that may be documented,
Meet and work with students on a one-to-one basis,
Meet and work with students in small group settings,
Work in conjunction with school leadership, faculty and staff
Maintain contact with Learning Support Coordinator, Guided Study Hall teachers, and outside professionals to support the counseling and learning strategies being used with students,
Maintain contact with students, and parents/faculty as necessary
Facilitate communication among these various stakeholders.
If interested, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter, statement of school counseling philosophy, and references to email@example.com. Email subject line should be: EPS School Counselor. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of different tools used in school counseling
Outstanding assessment, research, and evaluation skills
Ability to collaborate effectively with different members of the community
Excellent communication skills
Credentials and Experience
Minimum MA in Counseling or related field
Three years related experience, or
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Clinical experience preferred
About Eastside Preparatory School
Eastside Preparatory School is a 5 - 12, co-ed day school, accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and located in Kirkland, Washington, across Lake Washington from the city of Seattle. Founded in 2002, EPS enrolls over 240 students, and employs 59 people. We offer a college preparatory curriculum and prefer a pedagogy that features inquiry, hands-on experience, and an interdisciplinary posture. The Head of School reports to an independent Board of Trustees, and all other employees report to the Head. In the fall of 2011, Eastside Prep opened the last 2 of its 10 campus buildings. It is currently in the midst of a major renovation project to enhance the campus and the facilities provided to the EPS community.