The Webb Schools is accepting applications for a full-time counselor position for the 2021-2022 school year. Ideal candidates will share Webb’s commitment to cultivating unbounded thinkers, be excited to share their lives with teenagers in a residential boarding school setting and support the health of the community. Counselors at The Webb Schools are involved in shaping a healthy and vibrant community by providing and coordinating counseling services, developing and teaching proactive health programming, developing student leaders who share a commitment to community health, guiding adults to support the learning and emotional needs of students, participating in the afternoon program, serving as an advisor, and supporting the residential program. Counselors are a key element in supporting an inclusive campus community that promotes the development of honor, leadership, and character and which strives to cultivate a sense of belonging for all.
Working with the director of counseling, members of the administrative team, students and faculty, the counselor is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships that foster the emotional health of the community. The counselor also interacts with parents and mental health providers outside of the community so that appropriate referrals can be made for support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The institutional character of the boarding school environment requires that many job responsibilities are scheduled after formal class time. Work hours vary and may include days, nights, and weekends to serve the institutional needs of a boarding environment. Specific responsibilities include:
Provide social-emotional counseling and learning/education support to individual students.
Serve as a first point of contact and manage documentation for child protection concerns.
Work with health staff to ensure the health and safety of all students.
Serve as the school liaison to community mental health providers.
Support the work of Webb’s learning support team to develop and teach learning and thinking skills associated with executive functions – organization, planning, time management, active reading, writing and problem-solving skills.
Collaborate in the ongoing development and implementation of a holistic advisory program, health education and related psycho-social programming.
Support student leaders, serving as peer advisors, in the development and implementation of student-led health programming.
Serve as advisor for a group of 6-9 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
Coordinate faculty training on topics determined by the administrative team and support the work of faculty and staff in guiding student development.
Work with parents to support the efforts of the faculty and staff of the Webb Schools on behalf of their students.
Lead or assist with an afternoon activity or sport.
Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
Attend all school functions: chapels, assemblies, class meetings, as well as special events.
Complete academic reports, advisor letters, charting and other forms of professional communication in a timely, professional manner.
Participate in professional associations and continually develop professional knowledge.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES OF WEBB FACULTY & STAFF
Contributes to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
Demonstrates inclusive and equitable practices to ensure that all members of the community feel a sense of belonging.
Follows community policies and procedures and models positive behavior.
Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
Understands boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students in loco parentis.
Promotes a trust-based community by keeping appropriate confidences.
Manages time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments.
Communicates and responds to all school communications in a timely manner.
Exhibits flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.
No supervisory duties.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, preferably in school counseling, mental health counseling, school psychology or social work. Experience in a school setting with an adolescent population.
The counselor is required to have a valid California driver license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record. A criminal background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.
Given the responsibilities of leadership, specific duties, and authority vested in this position, the counselor must communicate well, verbally and in writing, and possess strong analytical skills to make informed decisions. Effective interpersonal skills are required to manage personnel and students, solve problems, and represent The Webb Schools in the external community.
The physical requirements of this position are those needed to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities articulated above. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
This position is for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and résumé to: