The Putney School is a secondary boarding school in souther Vermont and a leader in progressive education. Our community is collaborative and dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We regard decision making in the community to be part of the curriculum of the school. It is our expectation that each employee will have the well-being of the school as a whole and of each individual in mind at all times.
The Director of Counseling is responsible for creating and sustaining the vision, direction and implementation of counseling services at the school, and works collaboratively with the Health Office and many other teams across campus. Successful candidates will have a strong clinical background including proven experience providing comprehensive mental health services and psychoeducational outreach to adolescents with a diverse range of identities in a school setting. The Director of Counseling reports to the Dean of Students.
Administering culturally competent and developmentally appropriate clinical services, clinical supervision, and program oversight
Building strong collaborative relationships with students, families, campus educators and deans to support student health, wellness, and positive community engagement
Strategic clinical case management, community referral, and consultation with support resources and health care providers
Experience with adolescents, preferably in an educational setting
Appropriate education and degree: Licensed clinical social worker; licensed mental health counselor; or school psychologist
About The Putney School
The Putney School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in southeastern Vermont, has been a model of progressive education since it was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton, a prominent leader in implementing John Dewey’s progressive learning ideals. The school, situated on a 500-acre working dairy farm, integrates highly academic classes with a practical work program, outdoor activities, and a strong program in the performing and visual arts. With 235 students from the U.S. and abroad, The Putney School encourages stewardship of the environment, social responsibility, and global awareness. The school provides a full benefits package.