Job Duration: Reminder of the 21-22 school year

Minimum Education: Master's Degree

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Website: www.tcsatl.org

School Counselor (Middle Grades)

The Children’s School (TCS) seeks an experienced part-time School Counselor to start immediately.  The position is approximately 15 hours per week for the remainder of the 21-22 school year.

The Children’s School’s community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them,  and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

The School Counselor at The Children’s School (TCS) works collaboratively with faculty and parents to support students primarily in the middle grades. A team-approach is used to support student social and emotional development and a healthy classroom community. The School Counselor maintains a visible and active presence in the classroom, in addition to 1:1 and small group counseling, parent consultation, and follow-up with other professionals. Serves as a resource and consultant on adolescent mental health for students and faculty. Collaborates with other system of care partners and demonstrates effective liaison relationships with parents, schools, and agencies.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in school counseling, social work or educational psychology, or a related field, is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience as counselor in a school setting. Independent school experience is a plus. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, colleagues and families. Preference for working in a collaborative team model. Flexible, energetic, and positive approach to work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong listening skills. 

Candidate should also: 

  • Possess a knowledge of psychology of children and adolescents, human growth and development, and the relationship of counseling to a continuum of experiences in the lives of students and whom they interact.
  • Be well-versed in the development of identity, including race and gender, and be able to recognize, appreciate and serve students with cultural differences and recognize culturally-based family needs.
  • Demonstrate an ability to assist students in developing a sense of awareness and self-worth, and with goal-setting and decision making skills.
  • Have experience in building and documenting character curriculum for students aligned with the mission and philosophy of the school.
  • Possess exemplary counseling skills, using a broad and diverse set of resources and approaches to assist students and parents.
  • Demonstrate advocacy for  the educational and social-emotional concerns of students to a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrate appropriate ethical behavior and professional conduct in fulfillment of roles and responsibilities.
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