Falk School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic School Counselor for the next academic year beginning August 2021.
Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, which is affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.
Candidates should have successful counseling experience in elementary and/or middle level schools. The counselor at Falk will be responsible for continuing to develop a counseling program that features:
Working therapeutically with students in individual, small-group, and classroom settings
Delivering developmentally appropriate classroom lessons on social-emotional learning topics
An emphasis on restorative practices
High School guidance and application services (for graduating 8th grade students and their families)
Consultation services for teachers and families/guardians
Mentorship of pre-service student interns in the fields of school counseling or social work
The position involves working with colleagues to co-plan and reflect on developing the K-8 wellness program. The successful candidate will have strong collaborative skills and a willingness to support educational research. Strong oral and written communication skills will be required to communicate effectively with children, teachers, and families. The ideal candidate will also serve as a liaison to community agencies, child psychologists/therapists, and a Falk psychological consultant, which at times involves referrals to needed services.
For full consideration, apply at School Counselor. Please submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes the role and theoretical orientation of a school counselor (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent.
Please direct any questions to Tina Mattis, who may be reached at 412-624-8021, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application review will begin on April 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Offer of employment is contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check. Also, as required by Act 168 of 2014, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
A Master's Degree in counseling (or related field) and Pennsylvania school counseling certification K-8 are preferred. Elementary/middle school experience is advantageous, and interesting work and/or educational experience in the field of psychology and counseling is beneficial for the position. A commitment to restorative practices as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion work are all assets.
Internal Number: 21001654
About Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School
Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School is a coeducational K-8 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.