Our school seeks a knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional full time school counselor who is clinically trained to work with children ranging from ages 4-14. A qualified candidate will have experience in counseling, preferably in a school setting, as well as an understanding of childhood development, and the ability to provide social emotional support in a diverse setting to elementary and middle school aged students. A bachelor’s degree in a related educational or counseling field and a master’s degree in counseling, school psychology, or social work is required.
Successful candidates will have the training to provide short term therapeutic counseling to individual students, have the ability to run groups, and possess a deep understanding of the social emotional needs of children and adolescents. A successful candidate will also have the desire to build positive and meaningful relationships with families and faculty members in order to serve the whole child and support their wider relationships and environments. The School Counselor will work closely with other members of our Student Support Team and will report to the Associate Head of School. This position is in support of a maternity leave and will exist from September 1 through late November or early December.
Founded in 1855, Greene Street Friends School has operated continuously in central Germantown section of Philadelphia. The school’s curriculum emphasizes Quaker values, academic strength, and cultural competence. Greene Street graduates attend the top private and public magnet high schools, the largest percentage attending Central High School. Since the mid-1960’s the school has implemented a mission-based business model that prioritizes financial accessibility, with an enrollment of 45% - 55% students of color. Over the past twenty years, the school has doubled both in enrollment and campus size. Current enrollment is 320 students on a campus of three acres. The annual budget is $5M, no debt.
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