Urban School of San Francisco, an independent high school with 420 students located in the heart of the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, seeks a full-time Director of Counseling for the 2021-22 school year or sooner.
Urban is known for its innovative and progressive curriculum; deep commitment to equity and inclusion; service learning; the joyous engagement of its students and faculty; and an enviable reputation as one of the city’s strongest schools. For more information see www.urbanschool.org.
The ideal candidate for the Director of Counseling position will be a licensed clinician, psychotherapist, psychologist or social worker; licensed for more than three years; have significant experience working with teenagers; and exhibit a passion for young people and a curiosity for all aspects of their experience.
Urban’s two-person Counseling Services team works together and separately to provide creative, inclusive and equitable counseling practice, a mental health curriculum for students, and relevant training to student peer counselors, faculty and staff. Urban counselors are committed to empowering and inclusive methods of therapeutic practice in a school setting. Current influences include: Narrative Therapy, Somatic and Emotional Literacy, and Mindfulness practices. In addition to staffing Counseling offices and spaces on campus. School Counselors participate in a wide range of programming and group projects within the Urban community.
Salary for this position will be competitive and based on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and the TIAA retirement program.
To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected], noting “Director of Counseling” in the subject heading of your email.
Urban School is an equal opportunity employer; the school actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We actively encourage applications from candidates of color and others historically underrepresented at independent schools.