Lower School Counselor

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:06 AM | Danae Hamlet

Roland Park Country School is seeking a full-time Lower School Counselor.  The Lower School Counselor responds to personal, social and emotional needs of students in grades K-5, manages crisis situations, and establishes and develops a program to teach girls K-5 life skills related to TOOL BOX and Responsive Classroom.  This is a 10 month, 40 hour a week position.  The LS Counselor performs under the general direction of the Head of Lower School and the Director of Counseling. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a trusted confidential counselor and resource for students dealing with social, emotional, and mental health issues 
  • Attend all grade level team meetings, faculty meetings, and cycle meetings with LS Head 
  • Provide crisis assessment and management for students in grades K-5 and collaborate with community mental health providers 
  • Develop, facilitate, and collaborate with Director of Counseling on social/emotional prevention education 
  • Work with Science Teacher to develop lessons related to puberty 
  • Work with Director of Counseling to develop comprehensive school-wide sex education curriculum 
  • Stay current on issues related to social emotional learning 
  • Work with Director of Counseling and/ or LS Head to develop parent readings/ workshops 
  • Facilitate peer education program in the Lower School 
  • Engage in professional development through continuing education  
  • Perform other duties as needed 

  

Core Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in counseling or a related field 
  • Licensure/certification in Social Work, School Counseling, or Counseling  
  • At least 3 years’ prior experience in school counseling  
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a dedication to a high level of confidentiality 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively 
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity 

How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter addressed to Danae Hamlet, hamletd@rpcs.org

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