The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the School is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 190 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School Counselor to work with our Student Support Department. This will be a part-time position (Wednesdays and Thursdays) beginning in late August. The ideal candidate will:
Have a clear counseling philosophy which is consistent with the Mission of the School.
Understand the development of children and adolescents and have experience counseling Middle School students.
Understand the basic principles of functional behavioral assessment, positive behavior supports, and interventions in order to support teachers and students in the classroom.
Conduct crisis assessments and short-term individual counseling to students with identified concerns.
Implement an effective referral and follow-up process with community therapeutic providers.
Consult and collaborate effectively and professionally with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, other Shipley counselors, and community therapeutic resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
Provide consultation and collaboration with the SEED teaching team at the PK-12 and Middle School level, occasionally teaching some classes as needed.
Provide professional development to faculty around issues related to student mental health and well-being.
Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications and attributes:
Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Master's degree or post-graduate work in counseling, social work, or psychology
Ability to work within a team approach to Student Support
Willingness to be available outside of school hours during crisis situations
Experience in an independent school or another school environment.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application. Applications received without a cover letter and resume will receive less consideration. Please, no phone calls.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.