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School Counselor (Grades Pre-K - 12)

Company: Sewickley Academy
Location: Sewickley
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire a School Counselor (Grades Pre-K - 12). The School Counselor works with the students of Sewickley Academy to offer social and emotional support as it relates to learning and the school environment. The School Counselor will address minor issues, which impact learning and social/emotional needs while at school and refer to outside resources as necessary.

This position offers a competitive salary, plus excellent benefits, including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs.

ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY

As Pittsburgh's oldest co-educational, college preparatory, independent Pre-K through Grade 12 day school, Sewickley Academy prepares students for a lifetime of success by respecting them for who they are and helping them discover who they will become.

Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. We value and encourage different voices and opinions.

We work collaboratively, and interdepartmental teamwork is what keeps us engaged in the success of our school as a whole.

RESPONSIBILITIES

--- Meet with students on an as needed, individual or small group basis.

--- Consult with parents/guardians at any time, concerning the needs of their child.

--- Collaborate with the school administration to develop policies that help identify and support students' behavioral, emotional and social needs.

--- Maintain a high regard for the privacy and confidentiality of information collected or recorded about individuals with whom they work.

--- Develop school-based programs to support the psychological well-being (emotional, social, etc.) of students within the context of the school community.

--- Collaborate with administrators, teachers and learning specialists to develop plans that adequately and appropriately accommodate a child's documented needs.

--- Educate the faculty and administration on components of the school counseling program, roles and responsibilities of the school counselor, and ways in which faculty and administration can utilize the counseling program on behalf of students.

--- Establish expectations faculty, staff, and families should have for the program.

--- Evaluate the counseling program in conjunction with administration to measure the program's support of and effect on the school's mission, student well-being, family, student, faculty and administration satisfaction, student retention and institutional sustainability.

--- Participate in school initiatives or professional development in which the entire school participates, including bringing in outside experts to educate the student, parent, and faculty communities regarding wellness issues.

--- Lead students and faculty to assess and proactively address social, emotional and behavioral issues that may arise within the school community.

--- The behavioral health professional maintains a professional certification in an accredited field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling, etc.).

--- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, School Counseling or related field. Master's Degree preferred

--- Current state licensure in the field of certification (e.g. PA certification in K-12 School Counseling, LCSW, LPC, etc.)

--- Licensed School counselor

--- Knowledge of and/or experience with Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Indiana Gold Star, RSC, ASCA RAMP, etc.).

--- A desire to work collaboratively as a member of the Sewickley community and Student Support Team to help students and colleagues.

TO APPLY

All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements here: https://tinyurl.com/roj7q3k

Sewickley Academy is committed to having an inclusive community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

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Keywords: Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh , School Counselor (Grades Pre-K - 12), Education / Teaching , Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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