Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
Â The services of the Lab School High School Counselor include, but are not limited to, providing individual and small group counseling; addressing the developmental needs of students by designing curriculum for classroom counseling and small group guidance.
Consulting with and counseling parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children.
Consulting with faculty on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; educational planning; providing crisis intervention within the school setting; making appropriate referrals to outside agencies; interpreting ability, achievement, career and vocational testing information, and developing drug/counseling outreach programs.
Counselors build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community.Â
They maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.Â
Counselors are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, they will be expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bargaining agreement between The University of Chicago and the Faculty Association.
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2020
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Education: Â Â Â Â
Master's degree in school counseling, social work, or related field required.
Illinois Professional Educator License with a Guidance endorsement or comparable license/certification preferred.
Experience: Â Â
Minimum three years of counseling experience required.Â
High School counseling experience preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.
Physical Requirements for Teaching Positions:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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