Villa Academy is an inclusive independent school community dedicated to developing the whole child in the Cabrinian tradition of “education of the heart.” Through dynamic, inquiry-based learning, Villa students become active agents of their own intellectual growth in preparation for lives of service and purpose.
Social emotional learning and holistic student well-being are key priorities at Villa Academy. Villa seeks a School Counselor for the 2023-24 school year who is passionate about helping all children develop the social and emotional competencies to persevere through life’s challenges while savoring the good in life. The School Counselor will join the Villa Counseling Team, consisting of one additional full-time school counselor and the Director of the Reinemund Center for Counseling and Wellness. The Villa Counseling Team works with students, parents, and school staff to support the social and emotional development of students in Preschool through 8th Grade.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, inspired individual, committed to the mission, vision, and core values of Villa Academy. They are eager to apply their strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills to support Villa Academy in key areas, including addressing student and family issues, behavior challenges, and social and emotional needs. They have a strong knowledge of child and adolescent development, social emotional development, counseling models, and strategies. They thrive in a collaborative, team-centered environment and cultivate positive relationships with all community members. The candidate is an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with strong attention to detail. Additionally, the candidate will also have a willingness and ability to support students during off campus school activities, recess, and additional non-classroom settings. They will serve with great creativity, positive energy, and cultural humility.
Build positive relationships with students, caregivers, faculty and staff
Serve on the schoolwide Social Emotional Learning Team
Partner with teachers in planning, supporting, and delivering social-emotional curriculum
Counsel individuals and groups to address the needs of students
Participate as a member of student support teams to address student needs and develop appropriate accommodation plans
Collaborate with Villa Counseling Team and consult with divisional teams around student needs
Collaboratively plan and execute parent education, serving as a resource for Villa caregivers
Communicate closely with teachers and administrators regarding student and family issues
Partner with community-based child and family services as needed
Maintain appropriate mental health resources for the Villa community
Masters degree in School Counseling, Social Work, or a related field from an accredited college or university
School counseling license is preferred
Experience in a school setting is preferred
Experience in independent schools is preferred
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:
Anticipated salary range between $59,000 - $117,000/year, dependent upon qualification and experience. Villa Academy offers a robust benefits package for majority-time employees, including: health, dental, vision, health reimbursement account, flexible spending account, employer-paid life insurance, employer-paid AD&D, employer-paid long term disability, 401(K) retirement savings plan with employer contributions, employee assistance plan, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.
Please provide, via email, the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document):
A cover letter detailing interest in and readiness for the role, addressed to John Everett, Director of the Reinemund Center for Counseling and Wellness
A current resume including relevant educational experience and three supervisory references
Teaching or School Counseling certificate (if applicable)
Villa Academy is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal rules and regulations. Villa Academy does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, national origin, marital status or ability.
Villa Academy is a Catholic independent school serving children in Preschool through Grade 8, dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child.
Guided by the Cabrinian tradition of educating hearts and minds, Villa Academy is a learning community that challenges the unique potential of each child and educates for a diverse society. The school seeks to develop within each student self esteem, an inquiring mind, a joy for learning, and a compassionate and ethical spirit