Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time School Counselor to start in January, 2021. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.
The School Counselor works with students, faculty, and families throughout Little, Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. The School Counselor provides short-term individual and group counseling, evaluation, and intervention to students. She or he will assist students in understanding of self and others, peer relationships, coping strategies, effective social skills, conflict resolutions, behavior management and/or symptoms associated with a mental health diagnosis.
Other duties include:
Providing guidance to administrators, faculty, and parents on developmental, cognitive, and psycho-social issues of children and adolescents
Collaborating closely with the division directors, the dean of students, the learning specialists, the school’s consulting psychologist, and the school nurse, on matters pertaining to the emotional health, safety, and overall well-being of students
When appropriate, referring families and collaborating with outside mental health providers in order to support students’ mental health and academic success
When needed, providing emergency and sustained counseling support to students, including after-hours crisis communications and/or management in partnership with school administration
Working with the division directors, dean of students, and learning support specialists, to develop a health and wellness curriculum, and providing programming and education to students, parents and faculty on topics related to emotional health and wellness within the school community
Participating in Student Health Team meetings
Qualified candidates will have a Master degree or Ph.D. and license in the mental health/school-counseling field. They will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with young children and adolescents in a mental health setting, and ideal candidates will have experience working in a school setting. They will embrace and uphold Lincoln’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and engage in the school’s ongoing anti-racist work.
Applicants should be effective communicators with demonstrated expertise and interest in child development and counseling. They should have the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and collaborate with outside mental health providers when necessary. They should have demonstrated crisis intervention skills. Candidates should have an understanding of multicultural issues as they relate to counseling and student life.
How to Apply:
If interested, please send a resume, statement of interest and a list of 3-5 references with contact information to Candice De Los Reyes, Assistant to the Head of School at [email protected].
Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools arestrongly encouraged to apply.
About Lincoln School
Lincoln is an independent school in Providence, Rhode Island offering a rigorous and exciting learning experience that blends tradition with innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls rooted in Quaker values, we provide a unique educational community for grades 1 through 12. We also offer a coed program from six weeks through kindergarten. Our students come from the greater Providence area and beyond, and represent diverse backgrounds and religious traditions.