Middle School Counselor

Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD seeks a Middle School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year. The Middle School Counselor is the division’s leader in providing social-emotional support for students and plays an essential role on the division’s Student Support Team. The Counselor works closely with the Academic Support teacher and the Dean of Students to ensure ongoing support for all students, partners with the Dean of Students and Middle School Head to support students in crisis and helps manage mental health emergencies. In addition, the Middle School Counselor collaborates with counselors in the Lower and Upper divisions and serves as the division’s point person for referrals to local mental health resources. The successful candidate will possess a love of students in this age group and the ability to nurture student health through counseling, teamwork, and programming. Outstanding emotional intelligence and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults are essential.

 

Responsibilities

· Implement health and wellness curriculum and activities on a regular basis (including peer relationships, communication skills, small group coaching work, coping skills, problem-solving and decision-making, conflict resolution, etc.).

· Work closely with the Middle School Head and the Student Support Team to observe students, meet with teachers, identify student social, emotional, and behavioral needs, and provide follow-up communication and planning.

· Create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration between faculty and parents in order to enhance student learning and metacognitive growth by serving as an initial point of contact for teachers, parents, and their students who require social-emotional support.

· Create and monitor supportive plans in collaboration with families, teachers, and outside professionals when needed.

· Facilitate conversations of a social and/or emotional nature with students, both individually and in small groups

· Provide crisis intervention and short-term support for students, families, and faculty.

· Maintain accurate yearly records and ensure confidentiality of all student data according to the law and school protocols.

Job Category: Counselor
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: On-site

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