Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere.
Position: School Counselor
Department: Administrative Faculty
Reports to: Head of School and Division Head(s)
Job Classification: Full time, 10 month exempt position
School Year: 2020 - 2021
Hamlin Robinson School is growing and we are hiring additional faculty for our next academic year. The School Counselor works to provide an atmosphere and environment to support the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development for all students. A Hamlin Robinson School faculty are dedicated to the mission and philosophy of the school. The Counselor is expected to monitor and evaluate student outcomes and communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and community members. The School Counselor at Hamlin Robinson School will understand the impact that dyslexia can have on behaviors, coping strategies, and social/emotional development. The ideal candidate will approach their work through this lens of understanding.
Plan, implement and amend counseling program as necessary
Provide support to students in the areas of academic, social, emotional, physical and intellectual development
Collaborate and partner with students, teachers and families to best meet student needs both individually and in the context of their grade levels
Support students individually and in small groups, as needed
Aid in the development of conflict-resolution skills and decision-making
Serve as resource for school personnel and community agencies
Participate in parent-teacher conferences as needed
Develop partnerships and communication with programs, specialists, and outside agencies as needed to promote student well-being
Team with teachers in the creation of behavior management plans and additional student support tools
Establish and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and administration to facilitate the provision of guidance and counseling services
Participate and communicate in any applicable crisis intervention for students
Aid in the understanding of consequences of actions for self and others
Take advantage of professional development opportunities and remain current on educational research and best practices
Participate fully in the life of the school by contributing to and attending school events, supporting advancement/development efforts, and being a representative of the school
Document reports, discipline, student health and other professional correspondence as appropriate.
Inform administration of various student’s needs or issues
Master’s degree preferred in field of education and/or counseling
Have an appropriate Washington State certification
Knowledge of counseling theories and skills, group dynamics and small group processes within a school setting
Experience in providing the services required by this position
Teaching experience preferred
Experience as a school counselor preferred
Maintains current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and takes advantage of other professional development opportunities
Maintains professional certifications for Washington State
Demonstrated ability to work with children of all ages with various learning challenges
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Builds students’ confidence and self-esteem as learners and individuals
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
Maintains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
Hamlin Robinson School is an equal opportunity employer.
Hamlin Robinson School ignites the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
The world class educational program at Hamlin Robinson School is a catalyst for students to discover the joy of learning within a rich, comprehensive school experience.
Respect: We show appreciation and acceptance for ourselves, our community, and our learning.
Responsibility: We show integrity and accountability for our choices.
Purpose: We show dedication and resolve through our actions.
Perseverance: We show commitment and resilience in all our endeavors.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.