F/T Middle School Counselor (1.0 FTE)
Starts Academic Year 2021-2022
Who we are
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.
San Domenico School is dedicated to educating the “whole student.” The school’s vigorous Counseling Department is in place to offer on-campus support and programs that enhance the overall health and wellness of our students and families through a focus on social and emotional learning. Each of the counselors in the Counseling Department provides mental health services (including one-on-one guidance, problem-solving, and access to outside resources; they do not provide formal psychotherapy), student and parent education programs and a wide range of wellness resources.
The Middle School Counselor works closely with the Middle School’s Administration, and Lower School counselor, to support the social and emotional well-being of our students from 6th – 8th grade.
The Middle School Counselor will report to the Director of Lower & Middle School, and works closely with faculty in the Middle School. They will also work closely with other external committees as assigned.
San Domenico seeks candidates eager to support a multi-faceted educational program designed to develop the capacities of the “whole child.” Successful candidates promise to make a significant contribution to the school community and to exemplify the virtues the School hopes to instill in its students.
Communicate regularly with parents, students and faculty about students’ well-being via email, phone and virtual/in-person meetings.
Assess and evaluate student and family needs.
Provide referrals as needed to outside resources and collaborate with outside resources.
Facilitate short-term one-on-one and small group discussions with students grades 6th – 8th.
Teach a weekly 8th grade class called “Guidance,” in collaboration with the LS Counselor.
Oversee the MS SEL program including our Advisory program. Work alongside MS Admin team and faculty to provide weekly Advisory SEL lessons and community-building activities for Advisory groups.
Support and participate in the existing SEL program (with direct instruction of Second Step lessons). This includes helping to develop curriculum and lesson plans on SEL topics including Effective Effort, Growth Mindset and anti-bullying.
Participate in faculty and administrative discussions about students and school planning and curriculum.
Collaborate closely with the MS Learning Specialist to support students’ needs.
Work collaboratively with the Middle School Director and Associate Director to support program development and families.
Support the classroom teachers with finding ways to help students succeed.
Assist other departments as needed (in committees, task forces, training, etc).
The successful candidate will, first and foremost, enjoy working with middle school-aged students.
Masters or Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Social Work, and current licensure in the corresponding field.
School counseling experience (3+ years).
Classroom teaching experience preferred.
Excellent communication skills with both children and adults.
Experience with short-term one on one and/or small group counseling with students grades 6th – 8th.
History of collegiality and collaboration with teachers, student support professionals and administrators.
Ability to interpret psychological testing, in collaboration with the Learning Specialist.
Ability to advise and assist teachers, in collaboration with the Learning Specialist, in implementing classroom accommodations and/or modifications to support students.
Experience leading and directing guidance activities, assemblies, and student leadership groups.
Actively support the San Domenico Mission.
More information about our Counseling Program can be found on this website under “Support Support and Wellness” and clicking on the link for ” Counseling Support.”
Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.
How to apply:
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San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Middle School Counselor
San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
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