Marin Country Day School seeks a school counselor who is passionate about meeting the needs of preadolescents and adolescents. The school counselor should embody the ideal of the life-long learner and have strong communication and collaboration skills in addition to a background or interest in cultural competency and experience with parent education. Our approach and philosophy centers on collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives.
About Marin Country Day School
MCDS is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 595 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin.
Our mission at MCDS is to create an inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.
We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”
At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.
Participate in grade level team meetings, Division, Full Faculty, Deans, and Student Support Services meetings.
Collaborate with the Lower School Counselor on a consistent basis.
Provide consultation and input to staff and participate in formulating student action plans.
Consult with teachers and staff about any student of concern. This includes availability by phone and e-mail on days counselor is not on campus.
Consult with parents.
Provide, when appropriate, advice, psycho-education and referrals in the community to parents.
Provide crisis intervention and brief counseling to students (open door policy and students are welcome to drop in as needed)
Participate in weekly Student Support Services meetings with Division Head.
Participate in, lead and co-lead meetings with groups of students as needed.
Collaborate and maintain contact with student outside service providers as needed (e.g., therapists).
Observe students in classrooms as needed.
Participate in planning meetings with parents and staff regarding specific students.
Lead parent education discussions at Roundtables and help to organize parent education discussions around topics of concern.
Work closely with class Deans, Upper School Division Head, and SEL Coordinator on developing social and emotional learning program and curriculum.
Complete recess duties and other duties as assigned.
Participate in Admission Day and other admission events
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
Ample opportunities for professional growth and development
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of
diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.
a minimum of three years experience as a school counselor
Masters Degree required and California licensure preferred (e.g., LMFT, LCSW, LPCC)
About Marin Country Day School
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 590 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.