The mission of the Diener School is to teach through experience, stimulate academically, prepare socially and create a successful educational journey that motivates minds and inspires capabilities for a lifetime.
We are currently seeking a part-time School Counselor for the 2020-2021 school year.
· Implement and supervise a guidance program providing students with non-judgmental ways to voice their concerns.
· Serve as a mediator between students and teachers and improve parent-teacher relationships.
· Analyze student performance in class, identify potential problems and provide guidance.
· Listen to students' concerns about personal or academic issues and give referrals to mental health specialists when appropriate.
Our students have a wide range of abilities. Many of them have several challenges that impact learning including:
ADD or ADHD
Language Delays (expressive, receptive and processing)
Sensory Processing Disorders
Executive Functioning Challenges
Social Pragmatics and Social Communication Disorders
Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field and at least 2+ years of relevant work experience. Previous experience in a non-public setting a plus.
Current Maryland State licensure as a LCSW-C or LCPC
The Diener School provides a developmental, educational, and therapeutic environment for students requiring smaller class sizes and individualized attention. Students will learn experientially, with much repetition, through a variety of multi-sensory, collaborative approaches. The cornerstone of The Diener School, the "Diener Pyramid of Learning for the Whole Child", provides our students with a holistic approach that promotes academics, cognitive functions, constructive social, language and sensory experiences and real life organizational skills. The faculty, in concert with experts in all disciplines will work collaboratively to create a nurturing yet challenging environment empowering children to think independently and have a strong sense of self and spirit.
The Diener School's academic curriculum follows the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum. Our therapeutic curriculum includes social skills, speech and language, sensory, movement and the arts.
The Diener School believes strongly in the connection between movement and learning. During our fitness classes, our fitness instructor emphasize skills such as visual motor coordination, motor planning, sensory activities... and hand-eye coordination, through creative and fun activities! Our movement also includes sports skills such as lacrosse, t-ball, soccer, and basketball. Included in our fitness program are weekly yoga classes.
Our holistic curriculum incorporates all of the arts to provide our students the opportunities for creativity and reflection. Students participate in weekly art classes which emphasize fine arts and art history. We seemlessly integrate our therapeutic strategies within this curriculum. Our therapists and academic tutors meet with teachers regularly to discuss academic goals, themes and lessons. Therapists are in classrooms infusing sensory, language and motor exercises within our academic periods.
Our classrooms are small and have a full time special education teacher and full time assistant in each room.