Primary responsibilities for the Elementary School Counselor position include but are not limited to the following:
Leading the school’s efforts to:
Continue to develop and evaluate SEL program
Utilize clinical knowledge and constructs to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside professionals to establish developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting students academically, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally
Intervene when a student or students require responsive services, including counseling, consultation, referral, and/or information
Provide parent education that deepens parents’ understanding of Wildwood’s programs they relate to classrooms, decision-making, health and wellness, and parenting
Teach elementary school components of the health curriculum; educate students about healthy decision making, specifically around self-care and human development
Interface as necessary with outside mental health resources as well as local and state agencies responsible for providing services to children in need
Supervise and support Big Yard in terms of conflict resolution and social skills
Working with the school directors to:
Lead and coordinate faculty and staff training and evaluation for classroom management and other social-emotionally aspects of the school’s program
Serve as back-up for other elementary school administrators when necessary
Collaborating with appropriate others to:
Maintain continuity and consistency of the K-12 Program, including advisory programming between elementary, middle, and upper divisions
Formulate and review policies and procedures
Support returning and new teachers and colleagues in their growth and practice, both as individuals and as members of teaching teams
Actively participate in and, with others, lead Wildwood’s efforts to build an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community.
Conduct admission interview an participate in admission activities as needed
Candidates for the position should have significant related experience and possess these skills:
excellent oral and written communication skills;
a kind, firm, empathetic demeanor;
a collaborative, flexible nature;
and a demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About Wildwood School
Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood School is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.
Wildwood School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and/or experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding multicultural education, global citizenship, and sustaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physi...cal, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
To learn more about Wildwood School, visit our website at www.wildwood.org.