Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. The school serves approximately 200 students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Sacred Heart Academy seeks a maternity leave substitute school counselor for the Upper Schoolfor the Fall 2023 semester.
The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.
Providing social and emotional support for students in 1-1 and in group settings
Supporting teachers in helping students to develop classroom skills and self-advocacy
Serving as a liaison between the school community and students’ outside therapeutic supportteams in order to advocate for students’ needs
Collaborating with faculty and parents regarding student psychosocial concerns
Working closely with the Director of Academics, Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach, and Director of Upper School to developand implement academic support plans for students with documented social/emotionalaccommodation needs
Co-teaching Wellness class to grade 9, on topics related to high school transition andstudent skills
Master’s degree in school counseling or equivalent
Relevant experience as a high school counselor or a similar position
An appreciation for working in an all-girls, Catholic school
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience navigating teenage anxiety, social pressures, and academic high achievement
Completion of background clearances
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Eileen Day, Director of Upper School, at Eileen.Day@SHABrynMawr.org. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.shabrynmawr.org.
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is part of a national network of 25 Sacred Heart schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 150+ Sacred Heart schools around the world, providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, and service opportunities. Sacred Heart Academy is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, please visit https://www.shabrynmawr.org/
Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate to the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education which unify us with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.