The School Counselor is responsible for providing support to students, families, and faculty as it relates to learning and the school environment. The School Counselor will embrace diversity and promote a positive school climate through collaboration with teachers, advisors, and administrators to offer a curriculum that will support developmentally-appropriate social, emotional, and academic growth. The School Counselor will address issues that impact learning and social/emotional needs while at school and refer outside resources if professional counseling is required.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Education with a current teaching certificate or appropriate licensure.
Preference is given to Special Education Teaching Certification and/or Reading Specialist
Experience using technology for instruction.
A passion for teaching students who learn differently.
Strong classroom management skills.
Organized and thoughtful planner.
A whole-child approach to teaching.
The ability to be flexible and work well with a team.
A lifelong learner who embraces professional development opportunities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
Internal Number: 6.23.20
About Stratford Friends School
Stratford Friends School is a leader and a pioneer in the education of children who learn differently. SFS students are intelligent and imaginative, but find it difficult to learn in a conventional classroom setting. The school’s mission is to empower our students with the skills to be successful learners. SFS is a school committed to diversity, peacemaking, social justice, and the recognition of the spiritual dimension of life.
Our elementary and middle school programs are designed to prepare our unique learners for success. The well-rounded school day combines a research-based academic curriculum with STEAM and service-based learning with physical education and visual and performing arts that encourages our students’ creativity, builds a joy of learning, and bolsters self-esteem. After-school clubs such as photography, cooking, and robotics, and competitive sports give students the opportunity to celebrate their unique talents, skills, and interests and to find their voices as individuals.
Our average class size is 6:1 and we serve grades K-9. Our students have language-based learning disabilities and/or struggle in one or more of the following areas:
ADD & ADHD • Rec...eptive and Expressive Language • Executive Functioning • Dyslexia • Working Memory • Dysgraphia • Auditory Processing • Dyscalculia