Aidan Montessori School seeks a full time (approximately 40 hours/wk) School Counselor. This position will deliver counseling programs, parent education, and services that promote the social and emotional well-being of students according to their developmental needs from Preschool through 6th Grade.
Provide educational and preventive counseling services and programs in the areas of social and emotional competency
Provide counseling services and screenings of students with particular needs with sound judgement, including making appropriate community referrals for specialized support services and managing crises in accordance to State mandated child protection reporting laws
Work with other school staff to develop and implement relevant programs that address current needs and trends among students and families
Maintain intervention documentation and actively communicate to appropriate faculty and administration
Serve as a resource for parents, faculty and administration in addressing concerns pertaining to individuals or groups of students. Including design and delivery of parent education programs
Maximize accessibility and outreach to students and parents through regular communication about ongoing programs/services/resources
Work closely with the Head of School and Heads of the Lower and Upper School to address student conduct, behavioral concerns, and discipline as needed
Establish collaborative working relationships with the school team, including students, parents, school faculty and administration, and with external organizations
Aidan Montessori School does not discriminate against applicants based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should address a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com. Please include “Counselor” in the email subject line.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/School Counseling (or advanced degree in similar)
Professional license in the District of Columbia (or the equivalent; willing to consider candidate working towards professional license)
Experience working with a variety of age groups from early childhood through middle school
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
About Aidan Montessori School
Aidan Montessori School is a premier independent Montessori school, and one of the oldest in the country. It serves 200 children in historic Woodley Park in Washington, DC.