This is a full-time, 10 month, exempt position beginning mid-August for the school year or sooner if possible. Benefits include a generous retirement plan match, cost sharing for health and dental insurance, free $50,000 life and LTD insurances, health savings contribution, discounted season pass to Sunday River, summers off in addition to paid time off during school breaks and holidays, a wellness culture with an annual contribution to employee wellness preferences. Use of the fitness center, including indoor tennis and skate park. We will provide up to $1,000 in relocation expenses. Gould provides meals at our campus dining facility for you and your family. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates apply for this position by creating an applicant profile online and apply for this role. You will be asked to answer a few questions, upload your resume and a cover letter. Please share with us, Why Gould?
To learn more about Gould Academy visit us at: www.gouldacademy.org/careers. If you prefer to apply by mail please contact Deborah Menezes, Director of Human Resources, at 207-824-7797.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.
Internal Number: 2023
Gould Academy is seeking a qualified School Counselor to join our caring community in Bethel, Maine ! The School Counselor plays an essential role as a member of the Health Services team. They offer crucial supportive counseling, referrals, and education regarding mental health to the school community. This individual is a passionate advocate for the emotional and behavioral well-being of both students and the community.
All Gould employees and affiliates.
Essential Qualities of Employment
Team Building and Culture Shaping Mindset
Ethical and Responsible Decision Making
Effective and Culturally Responsive Communication
Collaborative Framework for Innovation and Results
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Counseling and Direct Student Support
Provide culturally appropriate consultative, clinical and evidence based services for student crisis intervention
Provide direct clinical work, including crisis, short term, and case management
Maintain up-to-date clinical communication and documentation ensuring student privacy and confidentiality
Provide acute crisis management as part of on-call rotations
Provide individual and small group support for students as needed, and maintains appropriate communication and support for families, and relevant staff
Refer students to outside providers for appropriate care
Assist in the development and implementation of programs, preventative activities, and group counseling that include a variety of approaches from therapeutic to holistic wellness techniques
Conduct faculty, staff, and student leader in-service training and educational opportunities on mental health and wellness related topics
Support the Admission Office by reviewing student files and conducting conversations with outside mental health professionals as needed during the admission process
Assist student support teams in creating and implementing student support plans
Maintain excellent communication between students and their families, their Gould support team, and outside providers and agencies related to student care
Maintain documentation as required by State Law and Health Services policies and procedures
Community Life and Professionalism
Participate with student intake days
Attend staff meetings and trainings
Participate in Community Life duties, as assigned by manager
Adhere to policies in the Employee Handbook and Community Guide
Meet daily professional expectations regarding attendance, timeliness, deadlines, communication, and professional development
MA in School Counseling, MSW, or related field; relevant licensure and experience working as a school counselor
Active license in the state of Maine to provide mental health counseling (provisional license will be considered, supervision is available)
Understand legal standards regarding compliance with state and federal laws, and the ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
Current NAMI gatekeeper, or similar suicide prevention training program
Basic software literacy in Google Suite
Valid passport and US driver’s license
Pass a criminal and sexual offender background check
Obtain CHRC clear status from the Maine Department of Education
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. They will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager and/or the Head of School.
Physical Work Environment
These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job-related physical requirements may be added to these by individuals on an as-needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.
It is essential to be able to meet the physical demands of sitting for prolonged periods of time at a desk or computer workstation, using repetitive arm, hand and finger movements
Continuous use of fine motor skills such as push/pull and to grasp objects/paper
Must be able to occasionally lift 10 lbs
Ability to frequently bend, stand, stoop, walk, and sit
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a semi-open office setting with frequent in-person interaction and numerous interruptions
Ability to visit and move around on and off-campus must be able to travel to all campus locations and to appropriate training and/or meetings as required
Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 220 students and an average class size of ten, the Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. Excellent snow programs: alpine skiing, freeski, nordic, ski patrol, and more.At Gould Academy we make a commitment to each individual student. We’re dedicated to helping each discover who they are so they can decide on their own destination and chart their own journey. The 90 adults who connect with our students every day follow through on that commitment in the classroom, in labs, on the playing fields and ski trails, in the dining hall, on trips abroad, on treks in the mountains, and during service in our local community.We not only prepare students for college, but also help them develop the academic and social confidence to take on challenges and tackle the unknown. Our curriculum, our faculty, our sports and activities, and our residential program all focus on recognizing each student as ...a unique human being at an important developmental time in their life. We meet students where they are and help them become the best version of themselves.Gould students examine global issues in the classroom, travel abroad, and live in a diverse school community. It’s solid preparation for the lifelong journey.