School Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Santa Cruz
  • Applications have closed

Website Kirby Prep School

Kirby Prep School

Overview of Position

The primary responsibility of the School Counselor is to monitor and support the health and wellbeing of Kirby’s student population. They work closely with the Dean of Students to address student conduct, behavioral concerns, and discipline. As School Counselor, they create a safe space for students, providing therapy sessions and respond to students in crisis. The School Counselor follows guidelines to ensure student confidentiality and maintains clinical records in accordance with the law. Reports to the Academic Dean.

Key Responsibilities:

●      Provide therapy sessions for students in crisis, as referred by teachers, students, parents,               administrators, or self-referred

●      Provide short-term ongoing therapy when needed (less than twelve weeks)

●      Provide referrals to parents when external therapy is recommended

●      Periodically check in with outside therapists that are seeing Kirby students to monitor                     wellbeing

●      Meet with parents and teachers to provide support around student and school issues

●      Meet occasionally with outside licensed supervisors for consultation and continuing                       education

●      Follow standard practices of confidentiality guidelines for Licensed Clinical Social Workers           working with minors

●      Maintain confidential student files and records for seven years

Qualifications:

 

●        LCSW Licensing as regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

●      At least 5 years of relevant experience

●      Desired: Bilingual competency (Spanish preferred)

●      Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in an academic atmosphere

●      A passion for working with youth and guiding them to lead

●      Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks by volume, urgency, etc

●      Detail oriented, resourceful, strong work ethic, high level of integrity, tactful

●      Technologically capable

Qualifications:

●        LCSW Licensing as regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

●      At least 5 years of relevant experience

●      Desired: Bilingual competency (Spanish preferred)

●      Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in an academic atmosphere

●      A passion for working with youth and guiding them to lead

●      Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks by volume, urgency, etc

●      Detail oriented, resourceful, strong work ethic, high level of integrity, tactful

●      Technologically capable

Please send a cover letter and resume to:  counselinghire@kirby.org