The School Counselor serves as a student advocate who works cooperatively with other individuals and organizations to promote the development of youth and families in our community.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides Individual and small group counseling
Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, medical professionals, and community health personnel
Provides identification of and referral to qualified therapists, treatment centers and/or community agencies
Serves as a liaison between the school and outside agencies or mental health personnel
Acts as a resource for understanding adolescent development
Provides guidance and education to Faculty and Staff on handling disruptive or dysfunctional behaviors
Addresses mental health issues, such as eating disorders, attempted suicide, depression and physical and sexual abuse
Manages substance use and abuse issues
Responds to crises, including separation and loss
Oversees any other matters pertaining to community health
Attends all appropriate school meetings and events
Previous school counseling experience
Must be a Licensed School Counselor or hold an advanced degree in Psychology
Must be able to develop high levels of trust and comfort with all types of students
Knowledgeable about the developmental stages of teenagers
Previous experience working with peer counseling programs
Strong experience managing issues of chemical health, depression, disordered eating, sexuality, etc.
Familiar with strategies for dealing with learning differences, ADD and ADHD
Packer is deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. It is required that all candidates are committed to personal growth in their cultural competency as well as their anti-racist counseling practice.
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Job Posting 51001” in the subject line. To be considered, materials submitted should be titled: “Last Name First Name - Document Title.”
About The Packer Collegiate Institute
Grounded in rich traditions while embracing the future, Packer is a diverse community that balances the value of scholarship and the intellect with the importance of meaningful and sustained relationships. Guided by dedicated adults, Packer students are challenged to develop talents, pursue aspirations, and become empathetic, responsible, globally-minded women and men.
We educate students to:
Act with Purpose and Heart