Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 25-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 280 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more information, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
The part-time counselor position is to support the unique social-emotional needs of Middle School students. It includes both proactive work, such as meeting with advisory groups to connect and provide ideas for healthy social and emotional habits, and also responsive work, such as meeting with students who are experiencing more acute challenges. Although the counselor does not serve long-term counseling needs or work typically with more chronic issues, the counselor will maintain a small caseload and can make referrals for more intensive, ongoing outside-of-school care. The counselor will serve as a resource to teachers, parents, and students alike. This position reports directly to the Middle School Head.
The qualified candidate will have:
Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children
A degree/licensure in education, school counseling, social work, or related field
Collaborative spirit; interest in team-teaching and planning
Good oral and written communication skills
Strong follow-up capabilities to ensure all constituents are well-informed and connected
Ability to connect with various types of personalities
Demonstrated commitment to supporting diverse learning styles, differentiated instruction, diversity, equity, and inclusivity
Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
Experience working in a diverse school setting is highly preferred
This position is part-time at approximately 20 hours per week. Depending on the needs of the successful candidate, specific hours of the day or days of the week are negotiable if consistent and supportive of the community.
There are a few before- and after-school responsibilities and weekend events, announced well in advance.
The School is closed for most national holidays, as well as Winter and Spring Break.
How to apply: Please submit a letter of interest, specific to this position, and resume to Jared Givarz, Middle School Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.