Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle is recruiting for a full time (1.0 FTE) Upper School Counselor beginning in late August 2020.
The Upper School Counselor will have expertise concerning the social, emotional, and developmental needs of adolescent students and will embrace strengths-based and culturally responsive perspectives. The Counselor will work as a collaborative member of the Student Support Team (SST) which includes another full-time counselor, two learning resources coordinators, a family support liaison, the athletic trainer, an assistant director and the director of student and family support. The Upper School Counselor will work directly with students, teachers, administration, parents/guardians, and outside providers to help ensure the well-being of the student body.
Provide direct 1:1 and small group, culturally responsive service, including crisis counseling, time-limited interventions, and assessment for triage and referral purposes
Provide crisis intervention and safety assessments according to the school’s safety protocol
Facilitate academic accommodations process and provide ongoing case management for students with a documented qualifying mental health diagnosis
Serve as a liaison with parents, guardians, faculty, and administrators about student mental health issues
Provide education on culturally relevant social-emotional topics to students and faculty in small groups as well as in larger meetings
Be an active and engaged member of the Student Support Team. This includes attending and participating in twice weekly Students Support Team meetings to discuss students in need of support, following through on relevant action items, and collaborating and consulting with the 5-12 counselors and Student Support Team as needed.
Attend and participate in student grade-level retreats
Participate in student staffing meetings
Maintain an open and inviting atmosphere in the counseling center including intentionality in appealing to different and diverse groups of students
Engage in the co-curricular and extra-curricular life of the school in some fashion to be known and recognized by students
Stay up to date on relevant professional development with an emphasis on issues of multiculturalism, intersectionality and diversity in counseling
Keep current with laws governing confidentiality as they pertain to adolescents and mental health services in schools
A degree in counseling, school counseling, psychology or social work. An advanced degree is preferred and could include a M.Ed., M.A., M.S., M.S.W., Ed.D, Ph.D. or other degree in a related field.
Training and experience with a range of diagnostic and treatment options for a diverse high school population. Experience with adolescents in an educational setting and/or counseling centers is preferred, though those with experience that has focused on early college or late middle school years also are encouraged to apply.
Training and experience with safety and risk assessment
A strong foundation in culturally responsive counseling including: an understanding of social & historical context of counseling, facility with cross-cultural dynamics, familiarity with crosscultural counseling research and a strong commitment to ongoing professional and personal development in this area
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of self and the cultural lenses one brings to interactions. A successful candidate will understand different perspectives, interact respectfully with cultures other than one’s own, and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Ability to balance independent work and self-management while also working in a multidisciplinary team and the ability to maintain a sense of humor and see the positive in challenging situations
Ability to connect with adolescents while maintaining appropriate boundaries and the ability to generate and implement creative and innovative ideas for engaging and working with students
Strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate information about complex student information in a respectful and clear manner. Familiarity and comfort using computers (PC/Windows and Microsoft Office) is essential.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks
Working At Lakeside At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
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