St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time School Counselor to join an exceptionally capable and caring student support services team. This role works collaboratively to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventative in design, developmental in implementation, and supports our students in the areas of academic, personal and social-emotional development. The Counselor also serves as a consultant and liaison to educators, families, care providers, social service agencies, and other community partners.
The School Counselor reports to the Director of Counseling Services, works closely with the Middle and Upper School Division Heads, and also with colleagues such as deans, learning specialists, and Admissions officers. We are seeking an energetic, empathetic team player and a skilled communicator. Candidates must be committed to fostering late childhood and adolescent development in the context of the St. Luke's mission.
This is a full-time, school-year position requiring an advanced degree and/or certification in School Counseling.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Use school counseling research-based standards and competencies to inform the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling framework.
Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals for furthering students’ academic, personal, and social-emotional growth.
Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs, in partnership with appropriate parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, clinical care providers, social agencies, and other community partners.
Meet as a regular member of the Community Support Services Team in both Middle & Upper School divisions to consult on and strategize appropriate support for students with identified concerns and needs, and participate in an effective referral and follow-up process.
Provide leadership for and collaborate with other educators in the school-wide integration of our counseling and student support programming, including maintaining current and appropriate resources for stakeholders to access and utilize.
Assist teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student psychological evaluations and other forms of reporting data.
Ensure school adherence to and compliance with relevant laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion - passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Innovative Problem-Solving - approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Teamwork - increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others.
Adaptability - excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Dependability - does whatever it takes to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, and planning, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Communication and Customer Service Skills - communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to needs in a conscientious manner.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in pdf format addressed to Kari Olsen, Director of Counseling Services, and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.
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About St. Luke's School
St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.