About Carrollwood Day School: Carrollwood Day School ( http://www.carrollwooddayschool.org) is a progressive International Baccalaureate (IB) independent school located in North Tampa, FL. CDS is a PreK2 - 12 school and is 1 of 30 schools in the United States to offer the full IB continuum curriculum from the PYP (Primary Years Program) to the MYP (Middle Years Program) to the IB Diploma Program (IB DP) in grades 11-12. Additionally, Carrollwood Day School is 1 of only 15 secondary schools in the United States to be both an IB and a Cum Laude Society school.
CDS is currently expanding its physical facility and is adding a 37,000 square foot Innovation Center (09/2021) to address the contemporary needs of STEAM and entrepreneurial students.
CDS values an authentic student constituency, which is multifaceted, prioritizing students who pursue their passions while encouraging their unknown, but developing interests.
The upper school is creative, innovative, collaborative, welcoming, and interested in candidates who share the philosophy of the school; namely, global thinkers who are mission centric, ambitious, and integrity focused.
Actively support and embrace the mission of the school.
Proactively address the social-emotional needs of Upper School students.
Understand and be guided by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors
Provide immediate and short term counseling to students to address academic and social emotional needs.
Provide crisis intervention and counseling.
Provide referrals and support in the referral process to community resources for long-term or critical needs.
Communicate regularly with outside agencies working with CDS students and families; act as liaison between service providers and faculty.
Provide conflict mediation between students, faculty and parents for specific issues, as appropriate.
Collaborate with the Assistant Head of Upper School and Director of Wellness to host restorative justice circles.
Facilitate group counseling sessions on pertinent issues.
Provide faculty consultation, student observations, and recommend interventions.
Collaborate with other division counselors to provide transitional services.
Meet individually and in small groups to support transfer and new students.
Collaborate with other division counselors and Director of Wellness to support student initiatives, parent education, school wide character education initiatives, and other programs in support of the CDS mission and student well being.
Collaborate with Team Leads and DEI Liaisons to offer relevant student programming.
Actively engage in and lead meaningful Advisory activities aimed at increasing connectedness and the mission of IB.
Apply innovative techniques to engage with students and parents.
Be a role model of integrity and professionalism.
Meet regular attendance requirements, including attending division and other school meetings, professional days, graduation, and other required events.
Adhere to school policies as described in the Employee Handbook and other materials.
Core Competencies, Experience, and Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in School Counseling or closely related field
Minimum three years of experience in School Counseling
Certification as School Counselor, preferred
Must possess strong knowledge of student mental health issues and adolescent development
Must possess excellent judgment with the ability to approach topical issues with a keen understanding of the varied interests of all stakeholders within an independent school community
Strong organizational skills
Proficient in innovative use of technology
Believe in a restorative approach and the mission of IB to embrace differing perspectives; willing to lean in to difficult conversations, gracefully embracing conflict and modeling resiliency
A demonstrated history of of commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Open minded, empathic, innovative, dedicated
Carrollwood Days School offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education and a comprehensive benefits package including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) Retirement Plan with 5% match, and tuition remission.
Qualified candidates should send a resume, transcripts, professional references and a statement of interest to: Krista Diamond, Director of Wellness and Counseling; [email protected]
About Carrollwood Day School
CARROLLWOOD DAY SCHOOL
Carrollwood Day School is a progressive independent IB school in Tampa, FL that serves 1000 students from age two through 12th grade. CDS is recognized nationally for its academic excellence and its innovative school-wide emphasis on character development.
The mission of Carrollwood Day School is to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. We provide strong character-based education emphasizing problem-solving skills and philanthropic understanding. Our students are prepared to be world leaders using the International Baccalaureate Programmes, cutting-edge technology, creative arts, and competitive athletics. Most importantly, CDS fosters the development of the entire student not only in academics, but also ethically, emotionally, and through social experience. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.
Carrollwood Day School is one of only 16 independent schools in the United States to offer the full curriculum/continuum of IB programmes from early childhood through college prep (PYP, MYP, and DP). CDS students flourish in a rich continuum of lea...rner-centered education that begins in preschool, continues through high school graduation, and will last a lifetime. Students at all levels are also immersed in CDS's signature STEEM program which combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurship education to prepare CDS graduates to be the leaders they have the capacity to be.
In 2019, CDS was honored to become one of only 15 U.S. schools to earn membership in the Cum Laude Society and also offer an International Baccalaureate education.
Carrollwood Day School embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, employees, and families from all backgrounds. As an International Baccalaureate continuum school, CDS strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where each person is valued. We work to intentionally develop cross-cultural competency and appreciation of differences within all constituents. We value the influence of a wide range of experiences and perspectives in our classrooms, relationships, and interactions as we prepare our students to contribute to a diverse and interconnected world.