Roland Park Country School is seeking a full-time Upper School Counselor. The Upper School Counselor provides short-term, individual and/or group counseling to students in grades 9-12. Roland Park’s school-counseling program provides emotional, social, and behavioral support for all students. The program is designed to help students develop skills in such areas as values clarification, character education, emotional resiliency, stress management, building healthy relationships, decision-making, self-awareness, and communication.
The Upper School Counselor is responsible for supporting the social and emotional needs of students in grades 9-12, managing crisis situations, and establishing and developing a curriculum to teach wellness and life skills to students in grades 9-12. The Upper School Counselor will work in collaboration and partnership with the current Director of Counseling. This individual must be able to work independently and as part of a highly motivated team.
This is a 10-month position beginning in August 2023. The Upper School Counselor reports directly to the Director of Counseling and performs under the general direction of the Upper School Head.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides individual and group counseling services on an as-needed, short-term basis and makes recommendations for outside mental health and therapeutic support if needed.
Identifies students in need, assesses their level of need, refers students to appropriate services, and monitors students' responses to interventions.
Provides crisis assessment and management for Upper School students and collaborates with community mental health providers.
Maintains high visibility within the school community and participates in the school community with other reasonable duties as assigned from time to time by the Director of Counseling or Upper School Head.
Conducts small and large group presentations and other educational programs.
Creates curriculum and teaches six to eight wellness classes that are developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades 9-12.
Understands child-mandated reporting laws and follows school policies for reporting concerns of child abuse and neglect to child protective services.
Consults and collaborates with parents, guardians, and outside treatment providers.
Meets regularly with the Upper School leadership team to carry out the institutional goals for supporting wellness, socio-emotional learning, and mental health.
Consults with teachers and administrators to address concerns about Upper School students' social and emotional welfare.
Participates and attends Upper School team meetings and grade-level meetings.
Demonstrated ability to be proactive, lead initiatives and meet deadlines.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with colleagues, administrators, students, and parents professionally and with tact.
Ability to handle a high level of confidentiality.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in School Counseling, Counseling, or Social Work; certification or state licensure preferred.
Minimum of three years of experience working with Upper School students.
The Upper School Counselor is a 10-month, full-time, exempt position.
This position begins in August 2023.
It is expected that the Upper School Counselor will perform their job duties on campus and be available to work during all hours as may be assigned by the School, as well as during other hours for events and activities.
A background check (including criminal records and employment history review) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with RPCS. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status or start of employment.
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and assignments may change at any time with or without notice.
Interested candidates should apply by completing the employment application and submitting a resume and cover letter to Danae Hamlet, Director of Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Shahad Alkubaisi in HR at AlkubaisiS@rpcs.org. References may be requested after the application has been submitted.
Roland Park Country School, a traditionally all-girls college preparatory school, is dedicated to the intellectual and moral development of its students. We cultivate creativity, independence of thought, tenacity of purpose, self-discipline, and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We maintain high academic standards, uphold tradition, and promote innovation. We nurture a cooperative, resilient spirit within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. In a diverse, inclusive, and joyful community, Roland Park Country School strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning, as well as the responsibility to look within and beyond themselves to contribute to and serve as stewards and leaders of their communities.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
RPCS is an equal opportunity employer. The School is committed to equal employment opportunities in all employment practices and decisions including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and disciplinary action. RPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition resulting fr...om pregnancy or childbirth, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law (“Protected Categories”).