Solebury School seeks to hire a qualified School Counselor as a 10-month, school year employee. This position will be responsible for providing short-term counseling services to students in grades 9-12 at Solebury School, collaborating and consulting with the Director of Counseling, parents/guardians, and faculty regarding student academic and emotional needs as well as providing external referral services to students in need of long-term treatment.
Offer counseling to all students, including, but not limited to:
Individual assessment and treatment planning
Short-term counseling services at an individual and group level
Referrals to external services and resources
Child abuse reporting
Provide counseling services to parents/guardians of Solebury students (face-to-face and by phone) and offer referrals to external therapists and resources as needed
Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians to develop appropriate and effective plans to meet the individual needs of each student
Meet with Associate Head of School and Head of School, as well as other individual faculty, on an as-needed basis, to collaborate and consult around student issues both for particular students and the student body as a whole
Serve on the Child Safety team
Collaborate and consult with school counselors, therapists and other therapeutic supports outside of Solebury School who are or have worked with the student, as needed
Lead faculty and community discussions
Provide opportunities to enhance awareness around topics related to social and emotional well being
Graduate degree in school counseling, social work, or a related field
Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in a school setting
A deep commitment to all students’ social and emotional growth
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies
Ability to maintain composure, confidentiality, tact, sensitivity, and flexibility during peak stress periods and crisis intervention situations
Experience working with students with learning differences (ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.)
Multicultural counseling experience with historically marginalized individuals
Drug/alcohol counseling expertise and experience preferred
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
At times work in a highly stressful environment, dealing with a variety of challenges with a diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk for extended periods of time
Works primarily in a traditional, climate-controlled office setting
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.