High School Counselor, Long Term Substitute (part time)
Brownell Talbot School
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Type: Part Time
High School Counselor, Long Term Substitute (Part Time)
To start August, 2023
Long Term Substitute Position Notes: This position is to cover for a maternity leave; it is anticipated to last 6-8 weeks, starting in mid-late August.
Every student. Every mind. Every heart. Known. Inspired. Challenged.
A compassionate community of diverse learners empowered and determined to reach their unique potential and positively impact the world.
Brownell Talbot, founded in 1863, is a Nebraska state-accredited preschool through grade 12 school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and are accredited by Cognia. Brownell Talbot is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a supportive team of dedicated individuals who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community.
The school counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and Guidance and collaborates with the Assistant Head of Academics and Dean of Students; together, they support Brownell Talbot’s mission and the Counseling Department’s mission, philosophy, and goals.
Counseling Department Mission
The Counseling Department fosters a community of inclusivity and supports students throughout the process of self-discovery.
Counseling Department Philosophy
We believe in each student’s unique and intrinsic self-worth and in the importance of educating the whole child. We value positive relationships, mutual trust, respect, and advocacy for the best interest of each student.
Counseling Department Goals
Provide tools to nurture emotional intelligence.
Create opportunities for students to define what success means to them, form their future goals, and identify steps to achieve those goals.
Foster an environment where it is safe to succeed as well as fail.
Build collaborative relationships with students, families, teachers, and administration.
Educate all constituents about the interconnectedness of each student’s academic, social/emotional, and extracurricular life.
The Counseling Department and the Role of the School Counselor
The Counseling Department seeks a compassionate, student-centered counselor to join a well-established and cohesive team. The counselor should be confident and comfortable working individually as well as collaboratively to support student needs. The ideal candidate should be warm, approachable, independent, a great listener, and eager to build positive relationships with students, families, and faculty. The Counseling Department is integral in providing support for the school’s social emotional learning and mindfulness initiatives and our approach to these initiatives is appreciated and supported by our parent community.
The school counselor helps create a safe and caring environment and provides short-term, solution-focused counseling services for middle school students, leads classroom counseling lessons, and facilitates parent programming. The school counselor must be willing to be an active member of the life of the school, which will periodically include evening and weekend commitments. The candidate should also possess a positive attitude, be skilled in classroom management, and demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills. The school counselor is detail-oriented, flexible, creative, responsible, organized and professional; counselors adhere to the American School Counseling Code of Ethics, especially in respect to maintaining confidentiality.
Holds (or is eligible to obtain) a Nebraska Department of Education School Counselor Endorsement (provisional status is acceptable).
Master’s degree in counseling.
Experience working in a collaborative environment with a range of constituent groups, such as students, families, faculty, staff, and administration from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred qualifications and experience:
Classroom teaching experience.
Curriculum writing and facilitation of social emotional learning.
A basic knowledge of mindfulness practice.
Experience with the American School Counselor Association National Model.
Technological proficiencies including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and student management systems.
Grade-level counseling lessons:
Facilitate classroom lessons for grades 9-12, based on the social emotional learning program RULER and college counseling curriculum developed by the BT Counseling Department.
Provide short-term, solution-focused counseling based on academic concerns or social emotional support for students.
Collaborate with Upper School faculty to provide support and resources based on student needs and to identify and resolve student issues.
Collaborate with our therapy partners at Arbor Family Counseling.
Provide community resources and referrals to students and families.
Plan and facilitate small groups to provide additional support.
Facilitate parent programming on relevant topics related to counseling department goals and student needs.
Serve as a consultant and resource for the Brownell Talbot community.
Serve as House Dean (advisor) for a small group of upper school students.
Perform other duties as assigned by administration.
Support the school and its leadership.
Application process: Interested candidates are invited to visit brownell.edu/careers to obtain an application. Please submit the completed application, resume, and cover letter to email@example.com.
**Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under local, state, and federal law in admission or access to or treatment of employment or educational programs and activities.**
Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School is Nebraska's only private independent, college preparatory day school enrolling 450 students in grades preschool through 12. Visit brownell.edu for more information.