Collegiate School seeks an energetic and committed Upper School Counselor to work closely with the faculty and administration of the division to promote the development and support the wellness of its students. This is a full-time, 10-month, benefited faculty position.
Responsibilities will include:
Work closely with students, faculty and families to provide individual counseling support, as needed
Coordinate with individual teachers and the Student Support Team to help identify and address specific student needs
Teach classes in support of the Health and Wellness curriculum
Provide assistance for students as they transition from 8th to 9th grade
Work as an integral member of the JK-12 counseling team
Present as part of an extensive parent education program
Facilitate referrals to community providers as appropriate, and communicate with outside professionals to support the continuity of care for students
Serve as an Upper School advisor
Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
A Master’s degree, preferably in counselor education
Experience counseling teenagers
Ability to develop strong rapport with students
Enthusiasm for professional growth
Commitment to broad participation in school life
Strong skills in communication, collaboration and consultation
Interpersonal skills for communicating effectively with and supporting all members of the Collegiate community, including students, parents, faculty and staff
Ability to maintain accurate records and confidentiality
Familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent school;
Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community.
About Collegiate School
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.