Oakwood School in Northern Virginia is now accepting applications for a school counselor with appropriate experience working with students, faculty, and parents to support the social affective program for students at Oakwood School.
About Oakwood School Oakwood School is a private 1st-8th grade, co-ed day school for bright students with learning differences. Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment.
Candidate Responsibilities The Oakwood School Counselor has a variety of responsibilities to include teaching weekly social emotional lessons; conducting short term interventions with students with the goal of returning them to class, ready to learn; collaborating with teachers, parents, and outside therapeutic service providers; consulting with teachers and parents about students’ behavioral, emotional, and social concerns; and integrating in the work of the Academic Leadership Team.
An appropriate candidate will be capable of leading presentations for staff, students, and parents on topics related to social/affective development. Candidates will be comfortable working and communicating with the entire “team” that serves Oakwood students (including parents, teachers, supervisors, professionals, OT and Speech therapists, etc). This position does not involve long-term group or individual therapy.
Oakwood School Covid-19 Mitigation Plan Oakwood School has spent the 2020-2021 school year successfully operating an in-person program. Our facility has had multiple upgrades designed to increase air filtration and circulation, students and faculty wear masks at all times, and practice social distancing. These adaptations, along with a community dedicated to each other’s health and wellness, have allowed us to continue offering in-person instruction. In addition, for 2021-2022, Oakwood School will not offer a hybrid or concurrent learning model. All students and faculty will be on campus.
Serious, qualified candidates should forward cover letters and resumes to [email protected]
Applicant must have graduate degree in counseling, social work, or related field
Minimum of 3 years experience working in a school as a counselor, specifically including Middle School
Experience working with students that have learning disabilities
Strong written and oral communication skills
Counseling certification or license preferred, but not required.
About Oakwood School
Oakwood School is a private K-8 co-ed day school for bright students with learning differences. Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment.