The Baldwin School is seeking a full-time School Counselor for the Lower School, beginning August, 2019. The School Counselor will coordinate with the Middle and Upper School Counselor and other school faculty members and administrators to support the social and emotional well-being of all students in grades Pre-K to 5. The School Counselor supports students’ social and emotional development by working with individual students and small groups of students to navigate social challenges. The School Counselor will work closely with the Lower School Faculty members to support the social-emotional/behavioral needs of students within the classroom. 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 student mental health for all students in grades Pre-K to 5
Coordinate with families, faculty members, and the Academic Support Team to develop learning plans for students in need of learning support; coordinating meetings, accommodations and necessary external referrals for social-emotional support beyond the school setting
Serve as the point of contact for the local Intermediate Unit, school districts and outside professionals to holistically support the needs of individual students within the school setting
Support the process for administering and scoring Pre-K admissions testing
Review and interpret student records and test results (cognitive, aptitude and achievement) to determine the needs of individual students
Refer students for outside psycho-educational testing, as necessary
Support implementation of social-emotional programming in the Lower School and Middle School. Consult with the Division Directors, Middle and Upper School Counselor and faculty on implementation of curricula related to social-emotional learning, advising and health and wellness
Implement programming for families and faculty/staff specific to issues facing students, including social media, mental health, at-risk behaviors, and peer dynamics.
Additional responsibilities as required
Master’s Degree in School Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling, or related field; current PA School Counselor Certification preferred
Three or more years of relevant experience providing counseling services to school age students, ideally within an independent school setting
Extensive knowledge of current developmental, cognitive science, and social and emotional learning research and strategies
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.