TVT Community Day School, a thriving TK-12 school of 700 students in beautiful Orange County, CA, seeks a gifted counselor starting in August, 2021 to join our learning community as a full-time, Middle/Upper School Counselor.
Located across the street from UC Irvine, TVT is very much a school on the make. We’ve recently completed a 60 million-dollar campus remodel and expansion, and this last year, Niche rankings rated TVT as the #1 Jewish School in the country while also placing us in the top 2% of all private K-12 schools nationally. As a pluralistic Jewish day school, TVT is committed to embracing diversity in all its forms – cultural, economic, racial, ideological, observance, and otherwise. To enable this diversity, TVT commits a significant amount of its operating budget to tuition assistance and welcomes families of varying observance levels and other faiths who seek our impressive academic program rooted in Jewish values. As a result, nearly a quarter of our families – and approximately half of our staff – identify as non-Jewish and come from diverse backgrounds. For more information about TVT follow this link (www.tarbut.com)
TVT’s mission, values, pluralism statement, and educational philosophy drive everything at the school, and they provide insight into our culture. You can find all four at this link (www.tarbut.com/about/mission)
Reporting directly to the Middle and Upper School Division Head, and working closely with the Middle and Upper School Deans of Students, this individual has two primary roles: to serve the individual psychological needs of students and to foster the psychological health and well-being of the entire middle and upper school community.
Services will include individual and group programming, wellness programs, specialized training programs, and consultation services to parents and teachers. The school counselor is available to serve as a trusted resource for students, faculty, and parents at all times
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Design and implement appropriate overall health and wellness programs in the Middle and Upper School to discuss the key socio-emotional issues students are grappling with - including but not limited to stress management, identity formation, healthy relationships, and the general physical, emotional and mental wellness of middle and upper school students (including Sexual health education).
Design and implement faculty training as it relates to the teacher’s role in providing a classroom environment that fosters an environment related to the issues above and to the ideals addressed in Character @TVT.
Provide support for students and consultation for faculty
Provide short-term counseling and conflict resolution intervention as needed
See students for short-term and intermittent guidance and make recommendations for treatment when necessary
Collaborate with the middle and upper school administration and faculty to ensure student health, wellness, and safety
Communicate directly with parents and outside service providers
Act as a crisis team member to provide consultation and manage crisis
Serve as a first responder to individuals and the community at large in times of crisis.
Provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding psychosocial issues affecting students and general adolescent development.
Attend all grade level teacher team meetings.
Attend SSTs when appropriate.
Collaborate with the Grade Level Leaders and Grade Level Deans regarding pertinent academic issues.
As requested by the school psychologist, participate in the neuropsychological evaluation meetings to help provide appropriate recommendations.
Collaborate effectively and communicate clearly with administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
Provides quarterly education sessions and outreach to parents at each grade level on adolescent development and emotional issues impacting their children.
Leads faculty discussions connected to the general physical, emotional and mental wellness of middle and upper school students.
Maintains and updates protocols for the faculty on responding to students in crisis.
Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in School Counseling, or Clinical/Counseling Psychology and/or Pupil Personnel Services Credential
Experience as a school counselor in an Independent school
Classroom experience developing and teaching SEL lessons
Knowledge of relevant technology
About Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
TVT Community Day School is an independent, TK-12 college preparatory school established in 1991. Located in Irvine, California, TVT provides enriched programs in Innovation and Jewish Studies, along with immersion and service learning projects, to prepare students to become inquisitive learners, compassionate citizens and courageous leaders.
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