Allendale Columbia School is a diverse, co-educational, independent school serving over 385 students in grades nursery through 12. We are seeking a full-time, experienced, and dynamic school counselor to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered learning. This full-time appointment to our Little and Lower School begins in August 2021.
Provide individual counseling to students, management of referrals, and outreach to families
Coordinate with student success team to develop plans of support for students in need
Collaborate with homeroom teachers, specialists, and other administrators on student support services
Collaborate in design and delivery of SEL education and prevention programs around mental health concerns
Provide professional development workshops and support for teachers in both the Responsive Classroom and Restorative Circles framework.
Act as the BOCES liaison for all CSE meetings and referrals and serve as the point of contact for Allendale Columbia’s teachers, parents, and students alongside BOCES
Develop parent programming on relevant Lower School issues
Provide support and education for faculty on student psychological concerns
Participation in community activities
Management of our MAP benchmark testing in K-5
Provide crisis response as needed
Additional responsibilities as required
Masters or doctoral degree required as well as three years post-graduate school counselor or other clinical and diagnostic experience.
Experience in an educational setting; independent school preferred
3 to 5 years experience with elementary age students preferred
Experience working with students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Comfortable with technology
Candidates must be New York State licensed or license-eligible.
About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent, diverse coed school for students in Nursery through Grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.