Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 520 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 107-acre campus, seeks an exceptional part-time Upper School Counselor (approx. 20-30 hours per week) starting August 1, 2021. Previous school counseling experience and a graduate degree is preferred. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.
Dawson School Mission Statement
Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.
A master’s degree in counseling preferred
3+ years counseling experience with teens, or equivalent
Knowledge of child welfare mandates, including reporting and follow up procedures
Demonstrated classroom management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Personal warmth and friendliness
An attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility
Ability to include technology elements into all aspects of instruction
Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters
Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies
Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity
Communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with all school constituencies
Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team
Report to Director of Upper School
Teach two sections of 9th grade Human Development course
Provide individual and group counseling sessions to Upper School students
Participate in class trips, clubs, or Winterim expeditions
Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School
The salary range for this position is $25,000-40,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience, relevant skills, and hours worked. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off. Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the US Counselor posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. This position is available for the 2021-2022 school year.