Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School Counselor (grades 9-12) to begin in the summer of 2020. Responsibilities include meeting regularly one-on-one or in small groups to support students with a variety of social and emotional needs; making recommendations to families about additional outside support and being the primary school contact for students’ outside care providers; engaging students in wellness education; collaborating with the Upper School team to design a social-emotional-learning curriculum; working closely with teachers to determine student needs and offer guidance about ways teachers can best support students; leading professional development for faculty around social-emotional needs of students; offering ongoing education and resources to the parent community; and partnering with the administration on school policies around mental health, bullying, and mandated reporting. The ideal candidate will be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or have an equivalent degree and licensure, at least three years experience providing counseling support to adolescents, and a passion for supporting high-school aged-students. Experience in a clinical setting and experience with developing/teaching wellness curriculum are pluses. Depending on the needs of the school and interest of the candidate, there may be opportunities for teaching, coaching, advising, chaperoning, club leadership, and other activities. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive community.
Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.
Interested candidates should email a resume, reference list (if available), and letter of interest addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to firstname.lastname@example.org.