Full-Time, 10-month employee, benefits-eligible
Start Date: August 2022

Paideia is a progressive pre K-12 college preparatory school in the Emory University area of Atlanta. The high school enrolls approximately 465 students. The high school curriculum consists of extensive offerings in English, social sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, natural and physical sciences, art, and music. Class size averages fifteen students.

The role of the faculty is to help students acquire the skills, information, and attitudes that will enable them to have productive and satisfying lives. We cultivate social and personal skills and emphasize student responsibility. While academic achievement varies, the pool of talent is deep and most students are highly motivated. The personal and engaging culture of the school creates a strong community and a good place to learn. The relationships between students and teachers are strong.

Duties and responsibilities
High school students are making a transition into adulthood and often need guidance making complex decisions. Students are navigating academic, peer,parental, and societal pressures as they face the school day and beyond. Our job as teachers and counselors is to help them make this transition.

We have 2 full-time High School counselors who are integral to the high school administrative support team. They work closely with students, families, teachers, and the high school administration. They provide a proactive program that includes direct student services such as: group activities or instruction, and individual student planning. Our high school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist families and students in seeking outside resources. They can offer short term counseling for students and can work with families on outside long term counseling solutions for students.

Minimum Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who is trained in child and adolescent development. Minimum requirements would be a Master’s Degree in counseling or related area and licensure, as well as at least 5 years of relevant experience. Applicants should also have experience working with outside mental health providers.

The focus for this position will be in the high school (grades 9-12)  as well as some support for the junior high program. School experience is preferred, but not required for this position. The High School counselors will also have the opportunity to teach a class either during the Long Term or  Short Term semesters. Collaboration with teachers, students, families and the HS administrative team is a fundamental part of this position.

Application Notes:
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 19, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.

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