The Covenant School, an independent Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences school for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking to fill a part-time position for a Hickory Campus School Counselor.
The Hickory Campus School Counselor works with the Director of Counseling to plan and implement social-emotional support initiatives. The counselor provides social-emotional support (one-on-one and small group settings) to students in grades 6 through 12; collaborates with faculty, staff, and parents to address student social-emotional concerns; conducts/organizes student and parent education related to social-emotional health; and provides training to faculty and staff to better support students in and out of the classroom. In addition, the counselor works with the director in situations involving abuse, self-harm, and suicide reports/concerns.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE:
A mature and thoughtful commitment to Christ;
Thorough understanding of professional ethics and confidentiality;
Master’s degree in counseling or a related field (social work, marriage and family therapy, etc.) from an accredited college/university;
Prior experience in school counseling or private counseling with adolescents;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Excellent organizational skills and time management;
Strong information technology skills and an aptitude for problem-solving;
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently;
A track record of follow-through and of consistently meeting deadlines;
Attention to details and accuracy; and
Experience with office-based computer software including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive/Mail/Scheduling (Experience with Blackbaud is a plus).
DESIRED BEHAVIORS INCLUDE:
Approaches work with initiative and within acceptable parameters;
Makes thoughtful and prayerful decisions without undue reliance on emotional responses;
Prioritizes building relationships and positively impacting students, parents, and colleagues;
Exhibits appropriate behavior and professionalism in all situations;
Communicates clearly, sensitively, and persuasively when interacting with stakeholders;
Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;
Assumes responsibility and ownership of work; and
Thoroughly supports the mission of The Covenant School.
Interested qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Cindy DeNome, Assistant to the Head of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Covenant School
Located in Charlottesville, The Covenant School is a non-denominational Christian day school serving approximately 600 Pk-12 students from across Central Virginia. The Covenant School is committed to helping students develop morally, intellectually, and physically through the pursuit of academic excellence and the recognition of God's sovereignty over His creation.