The Counselor has the primary responsibility of directing and overseeing the social growth of students in grades 9-12 and to sustain a school culture that fosters students developing personal integrity, mutual respect, social responsibility, and a commitment to community. The Upper School Counselor is the liaison between the school, students, and parents regarding social-emotional concerns regarding Upper School students.
The Upper School Counselor is a 10-month position that aligns with the school year. The Counselor serves as a resource during the summer and other major breaks in the school year if student mental health issues arise.
Prospective candidates will have earned a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in psychology, education, counseling, or a related field, and have a demonstrated record of personal learning.
Five or more years of significant work in school counseling in a setting similar to LCDS (an independent, co-ed, PS-12, college preparatory school).
Experience working with upper school students.
Training and experience in a recognized method of culturally responsive facilitation for a diverse community of learners.
Work with the Upper School administrative team to coordinate student support services
Promote and support initiatives that further the integration of social and emotional learning in the Upper School
Serve as the coordinator of US Student Support including the Early Assistance Support Team (EAST)
Serve as a member of the Safe2Say Team
Represent Upper School in Middle School EAST
About Lancaster Country Day School
Country Day School seeks to provide a rigorous, college preparatory academic program within a supportive environment, creating a community of outward-looking, lifelong learners. Challenging students to look at the world in new ways, LCDS has high academic and behavioral expectations of its students while providing extensive support to achieve those standards. Through especially close relationships between students and adults, the School encourages personal growth and trust, fostering confident, articulate, and thoughtful individuals who can deal with the complexities of the world and the rapid rate of technological and societal change.
As a preschool - 12 school with 600+ students under one roof, LCDS encourages a close interaction between people of diverse backgrounds, striving to reflect the world as it truly exists, respect for self and for others, and a commitment to one’s contribution to society, are the hallmarks of a Country Day education. In addition to setting high expectations, the School urges both students and adults to find a proper balance, fulfilling their many obligations while maintaining a strong commitment to their own physical and emotional health.
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