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School Counselor (Grades Pre-K 12)

Company: Sewickley Academy
Location: Limestone
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY Distinguished by its rigorous academics, outstanding faculty, and highly motivated students, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh's longest-standing coeducational independent PreK-12 day school. Our mission is to inspire and educate students to engage their hearts, minds, and hands to cultivate their full individual and collective potential in the service of a greater good. At the Academy, every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability and encouraged to arrive each day with their authentic selves. With the recent completion of state-of-the-art computer science and robotics classrooms and new athletic facilities, the Academy is poised for the continued expansion of our STEM and athletic programs. We believe strongly in the importance and value of a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Our faculty and staff from all departments and divisions work together to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this today! 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. Essential Duties and 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 and communicate 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
  • Lead students and faculty to assess and proactively address social, emotional and behavioral issues that may arise within the school community
  • Support and initiate efforts to sponsor community-wide professional learning opportunities concerning student and faculty mental health and wellness
  • Demonstrate a desire for constant professional and personal growth by regularly participating in and seeking out professional learning opportunities
  • Promote school life by sponsoring student clubs and activities and serving on academic committees Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, School Counseling or related field. Master's Degree preferred
    • Professional certification in an accredited field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling, etc.)
    • 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.). ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. 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. PI229489456

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

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