Oldfields School, an all girls’ international boarding and day school, grades 8-12, located in northern Baltimore County, is looking for an experienced School Counselor. This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with a high degree of integrity and a deep commitment to the value of a single sex independent school education.
The School Counselor plays an integral role in supporting students’ academic, social, and emotional growth at Oldfields. Adolescence is a time where students face both personal and developmental challenges that have an impact on their academic growth, and the school counselor works with students to help develop a plan to navigate life’s daily challenges. The mission of the School Counselor is to implement a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program aligned with the school’s mission to ensure each girls’ success through courage, humility, and largeness of heart. To achieve this, the School Counselor meets students on an individual basis, as well as in a group setting, while also collaborating closely with the Dean of Students, the Director of Health Services, and the School’s consulting psychologists.
This is a full-time, exempt 10-month position requiring work and on-call hours outside of regular business hours.
Responsibilities will include:
Work collaboratively with administrators and faculty to identify students who would benefit from individual counseling sessions.
Work with students to develop strategies to address social-emotional issues that may be caused by a variety of different reasons, including but not limited to academic, family, and peer issues.
Provide one-on-one brief counseling to students.
Work with the Director of Health Services and the student’s family to refer the student to the school’s consulting mental health professional, or, if appropriate, another outside mental health provider.
Act as a liaison between the mental health provider and the student’s immediate team to coordinate how to best support the student at Oldfields.
Attend team meetings to discuss students of concern and help create and implement a plan of action and support.
Preserve confidentiality for students and families on mental health issues.
Create and implement group and classroom guidance lessons for all students based on grade level needs.
Assist in creating educational curriculum to enhance the residential life programs.
Provide crisis intervention and assessment as needed.
Provide programming and education to students, parents, and faculty on topics related to emotional health and wellness within a high school community.
Adhere to and assist in enforcing all school policies and procedures.
Promote the mission of the school.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned for housing arrangement.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in counseling, Licensed Social Work, or psychology.
Experience/training in a middle/high school environment is preferred.
Willingness to work within a boarding school schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, and faculty.
Ability to effectively communicate via phone, face to face, and electronically.
Shows strong organizational skills.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
Works well independently and collaboratively.
Has strong computer knowledge and is proficient in Word, Excel, and email.
Interested candidates should send résumé, cover letter and references in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position being applied for in the subject line. Onsite interview is required. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires. Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package. On-campus housing is also available. Oldfields is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Oldfields School
Oldfields School is an 8th-12th grade all girls international boarding and day school in Baltimore County, Maryland.