Hackley School seeks a full-time Upper School Counselor for the 2020-2021 school year. The Upper School Counselor will be a member of the Support Services Department and be supervised jointly by the Upper School Director and Director of Support Services.
The Upper School Counselor’s primary responsibility will be providing direct counseling support to Upper School students in individual and small group settings. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with teachers and administrators to advise them regarding student wellbeing, developing support strategies for specific students with teachers, advisors, deans and families, communicating regularly with families and outside professionals who may be providing additional support to students, and serving as a resource to the school community about mental health and other issues related to wellness.
The preferred candidate will have experience working in a school setting with high school students, a relevant graduate degree, in social work, counseling or psychology, and have a strong understanding of adolescent development. The candidate should have the interest and background in areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and be able to support students around these issues and address the ways in which they affect students’ social-emotional wellbeing in school and in their lives generally.
Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and experience, and may include tuition remission.
Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Andy King, Director of Upper School at [email protected].
About Hackley School
About Hackley School:
Hackley is an Equal Opportunity Employer, intentionally committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We welcome candidates representing a full spectrum of race, ability, gender, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation. A Hackley education embraces both the open exchange of ideas and learning from varying perspectives, inclusive of the beliefs and identities reflected within the community. Qualifications for employment include a demonstrated commitment to these principles.
Hackley is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, 20 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. Founded as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls around 840 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, including 30 five-day boarding students in Grades 9 -12. With over 40% of our faculty residing in school housing Hackley combines the community cohesion of a boarding school with the stimulation of a day school in close proximity to one of the great cities of the world.