Brentwood School inspires every student to: Think critically and creatively. Act ethically. Shape a future with meaning.
BRENTWOOD SCHOOL Upper School Counselor
Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a full time Upper School Counselor to begin in August of 2021. We are looking for individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with experience in counseling upper school age students, a masters degree or doctoral degree in psychology or social work, and appropriate licensure.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Foster a culture of community and growth in the Upper School
Support programming that strengthens student commitment to the core values
Nurture the growth of emotional intelligence and character development of students
Demonstrate and promote a collaborative approach when working with faculty and staff
Support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs in meeting various school expectations
Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
In addition, a candidate should possess the following qualities and attributes:
Deep understanding of and experience with school communities and school-based programs
Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations of counseling practices in a school environment
Experience and knowledge in specific fields that present themselves with this age group (e.g. sexual assault education/prevention, eating disorders, depression and anxiety)
An interest in and openness to professional development
Commitment to equity and inclusion
Excellent clinical, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills
Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency
Spanish proficiency or other multilingual ability is preferred
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
Supporting student mental health through assessment, counseling, and appropriate referrals
Working with the counseling team to create proactive programming to improve student mental health and increase awareness
Be accessible to faculty and parents/guardians for consultations
Collaborate with the 9th Grade Foundations team and teach two sections of the course which includes units on human development, multiculturalism, and ethics
Potential involvement in 12th Grade Peer Leadership program
Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school
Serve as an advisor and sponsor a club or activity
Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ms. Corisa Moreno Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director Brentwood School 100 S. Barrington Place Los Angeles, CA 90049 Email: [email protected]
About Brentwood School
Mission & Values
Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth.
We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement.
Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902.
Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.