School Counselor/Health Educator

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The School Counselor/Health Educator will work as a member of a cohesive team to support the social and emotional well being of the student community at Redwood Day. This individual will collaborate with Division Directors, Learning Specialists, Dean of Students, and/or the Assistant Head of School to provide individual and group counseling to Redwood Day students as well as consult with and support Redwood Day parents as a networker of care on an as-needed basis. Essential to the counseling role is the ability to participate in case management, assess the therapeutic needs of individual students and to help coordinate or refer any necessary counseling with off-campus health providers. As the Health Educator, this individual will provide a developmentally sensitive, comprehensive, and holistic health education curriculum to 4-8th grade students, pushing into each grade level at defined points in the school year. This counselor/teacher will have a strong commitment to getting to know each student, the ability to build genuine relationships, to lead lessons on sensitive topics, including gender, sexuality, relationships, consent, and drugs and alcohol, and to differentiate instruction for a diverse group of students. Additionally, the School Counselor/Health Educator will lead professional development programs for the faculty on student mental and physical health issues with an emphasis on equity, inclusion, and wellness and participate in Middle School overnight trips as needed.

Schedule and Hours:

This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), exempt position and begins in August  2019

Essential Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in School Counseling or a related field
  • Licensed LCSW or MFT is preferred
  • Experience as a school counselor in an elementary/middle school setting
  • Excellent record keeping/documentation skills and written and oral communication
  • Strong collaboration experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Experience in working with upper elementary and middle school aged students and leading/facilitating discussions around human development
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills.

Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by June 12, 2019, to, Attn: Cheryl Ting. No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.


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