Director of Counseling (high school)

Website urbanschool Urban School of San Francisco

Urban School of San Francisco, an independent high school with 420 students located in the heart of the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, seeks a full-time Director of Counseling for the 2021-22 school year or sooner.

Urban is known for its innovative and progressive curriculum; deep commitment to equity and inclusion; service learning; the joyous engagement of its students and faculty; and an enviable reputation as one of the city’s strongest schools. For more information see Urban’s website. 

Ideal candidates for the School Counsellor position will have been licensed for more than 3 years; have significant experience working with teenagers; and exhibit a passion for young people and a curiosity for all aspects of their experience.

Urban’s two-person Counseling Services team works together and separately to provide creative, inclusive and equitable counseling practice, a mental health curriculum for students, and relevant training to student peer counselors, faculty, and staff. Urban counselors are committed to empowering and inclusive methods of therapeutic practice in a school setting. Current influences include: Narrative Therapy, Somatic and Emotional Literacy, and Mindfulness practices. In addition to staffing Counseling offices and spaces on campus. School Counselors participate in a wide range of programming and group projects within the Urban community.

The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as a generous benefits package.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references, noting the position title in the subject heading of your email.

The Urban School is an equal opportunity employer; the school actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We actively encourage applications from candidates of color and others historically underrepresented at independent schools.

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