The School Counselor is responsible for providing short-term counseling services to students in grades 6-12 at The Harvey School. This person will collaborate and consult with parents, faculty, and administrators regarding student emotional needs and wellness. This person will provide outside referral services to students in need of long-term support or treatment.
Part-time or full-time possible.
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students in the school.
Assist students in understanding and overcoming social, behavioral, or academic problems.
Monitor and observe students to identify and address personal, emotional, or social issues.
Communicate proactively with MS and US admin teams, advisors, and parents as necessary concerning student engagement and performance.
Maintain active communications with parents/guardians.
Support the school SST team.
Collaborate with other educators and administrators to ensure counseling programs meet school goals.
Provide referrals to external health professionals and collaborate with school staff and parents in meeting the needs of individual students.
As needed, support faculty and staff or lead discussions and learning on topics related to social and emotional well being.
Plan and/or promote programs that enhance the academic, social or emotional growth of students.
Assemble and lead a school mental health and wellness committee.
Degree in counseling, psychology, or social work, and experience working in a school setting. Master’s degree is preferred.
At least four years of experience preferred, ideally in an independent school; international school experience a plus.
Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
Experience with and preference for working with adolescents in a school setting.
Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, and in writing.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.
To apply for this position:
Please send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title in the subject line.
About The Harvey School
The Harvey School
Located on a wooded, 125 acre campus in Katonah, NY, The Harvey School is a student-centered, co-educational independent school serving approximately 360 students in grades six to twelve. The school provides a college-preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and changing world. With our commitment to small class size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding.