We are seeking a full-time school counselor (grades 2-year-old through 12th) for immediate hire. The school counselor will work closely with the Division Heads and report directly to the Head of School. This position is an exempt position.
Provide short-term, solution-focused support through individual and group counseling to students in grades 2-year-old through 12th grade.
Consult and collaborate effectively with external professionals, parents, faculty, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified needs in order to create a comprehensive student support plan.
Foster and sustain an atmosphere of emotional wellness among employees and students.
Develop school-based programs to support the psychological well-being of students within the context of the school community.
Implement a school-wide approach to social and emotional learning/education.
Maintain knowledge of current state laws in order to advise the administration regarding appropriate policies for reporting child abuse and neglect. Provides or coordinates mandatory reporting training annually for faculty and administrators.
Teach lessons to students in all divisions that support the social and emotional educational goals of Davidson Day.
Attend divisional faculty meetings or grade-level team meetings to provide support for faculty and students.
Coordinate parent education and parent meetings to help our community learn about important issues related to adolescent development and parenting.
Educate the parents, faculty, and administrators on components of the school counseling program, roles and responsibilities of the school counselor, ways in which the faculty and administrators can utilize the counseling program on behalf of students, and expectations parents, faculty, and administrators should have of the counseling program.
Maintain a high regard for the privacy and confidentiality of information collected about individuals with whom they work. Explain the limits of confidentiality, as determined by the School, to individual students and parents.
Maintain student files and records in compliance with federal and local laws and professional guidelines.
Remain current in clinical knowledge and best practices of a school counselor through individualized professional development and a continuing education plan.
Comply with all rules and regulations established as school policy.
Master’s Degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or related field required.
Licensure commensurate with degree required (i.e. LPC, LP, LMFT, LMSW).
Experience working in a counseling setting and implementing a variety of treatment modalities.
Experience developing and implementing mental health programs.
Experience working in a school setting preferred.
About Davidson Day School
Davidson Day School is a diverse independent school that cultivates academic excellence through collaboration, creativity, and character development. Each student is offered an active, challenging learning environment through our broad array of programs. We have approximately 450 students from 2-year-old through 12th grade and are located in Davidson, North Carolina. Please click on the link below to learn more about Davidson Day School.