Upper School Counselor @ The SF School

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The San Francisco School

Job Announcement – Join our team!



Start date: August 2019,  Part-time – 60% FTE


Overview of Position

  • Provide short-term individual + group counseling in support of emotional development + growth
  • Collaborate with teachers to support student social + emotional health and wellness
  • Partner with parents/guardians to support student social + emotional health + wellness
  • Work closely with the Head of Upper School + US Learning Specialist in support of student well-being
  • Collaborate to design + implement a health + wellness scope and sequence
  • Co-lead a 6th Grade student Skills class with US Learning Specialist
  • Coordinate Sex Education Program with outside contractor as well as other guest-speaker opportunities
  • Organize a parent/guardian education programming centered on social + emotional health + wellness of adolescence
  • Maintain a diverse network of outside resources through which external referrals can be made    


We seek a team member who is a(n):

  • Talented, student-centered + inspiring counselor or therapist
  • Compassionate listener who is skilled + experienced in guiding students through issues of adolescence (Grades 4-8)
  • Experienced with teaching or youth-group facilitation
  • Culturally competent, engaged community member
  • Excellent communicator + collaborator
  • Stand-up comedian…or at least has a good sense of humor
  • MA in educational counseling, MFT, or MSW preferred


Overview of School

The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community.  Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a sense of social justice. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.


If you are ready to join us, send a single document by 4/15/19 with your resume, 3 references and letter of interest (including how you learned of this job) directly to jobs@sfschool.org


See us today:  www.sfschool.org + how we will grow Strategic Plan.


The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity,

both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding,

and for the direct benefit of each student.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@sfschool.org

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