Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located one mile south of downtown Boston.
Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.
In our ongoing work to create the anti-racist environment at Milton—free from bias, injustice, and bigotry—that our values demand, we encourage each other to explore our own histories and identities, be open to learning from others, seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens, and strive to practice ways of interacting with one another that ensure all students and adults feel safe, supported, and able to express all aspects of their identities without judgment or hate.
In our dynamic community we honor that Milton students challenge each other to build a foundation upon which to leave Milton and partner with their future communities to help create a more just world and in those spaces that are dissonant to our values, to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”
Summary of Position:
Milton Academy is seeking a part-time Lower School Counselor. The Counselor works closely with faculty, parents, and school leadership to support Lower School (K-5) students and families. This position is an on-campus role.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with and serve as a resource for Lower School students, faculty, staff, and families
Be a visible presence in classrooms and school buildings
Work with teachers to address the social-emotional, psychological, and behavioral needs of Lower School students
Collaborate with members of the Learning Resources team in interpreting psychoeducational evaluations and formulating learning plans
Support faculty in creating responsive social-emotional learning opportunities
Support Lower School leadership with crisis intervention
Offer short term therapeutic support for Lower School students, and recommend/coordinate long-term support with outside service providers
Contribute to preventive mental health and wellness education initiatives in the Lower School
Support divisional diversity and equity efforts
3-5 years of counseling experience
Deep understanding of child development and experience with elementary aged children
Experience supporting a diverse student body
Committed to fostering an inclusive community
An advanced degree and licensure is required either in counseling, social work, psychology, or school psychology
Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender balance of the School community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Milton Academy, established in 1798, is an independent coeducational national and international boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12, on a 125-acre campus eight miles south of Boston.