Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a mental health professional with a master’s level degree or higher in a mental health discipline, experience working in a high school setting, as well as experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and professionals in the mental health field, to serve as a high school counselor in support of the health and wellness of the Lick-Wilmerding student and family community. This role requires an ongoing partnership and collaboration with families, deans, advisors, teachers, and other student support personnel to meet student needs. The counselor is a growth-minded individual who continually seeks out and engages in professional development opportunities. Will customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in performing one’s duties.
• Meets with students for crisis intervention, counseling, and support services • Maintains office hours to meet with students and their families or faculty/advisors • Consults with outside mental health providers to coordinate student support • Provides appropriate referrals for students in need of long-term mental health resources • Participates in planning and delivery of mental health and wellness related programming to students, parenting adults and faculty and staff • May attend the Student Support Services Team meetings • Collaborates with faculty, staff and administration to coordinate support of individual students (Learning Strategies Center, College Counseling, The Center for Civic Engagement, Advisors, etc.) • Maintains privacy of student records • In coordination with the counseling department, is available for emergency consultation during school breaks
The counselor, as directed by the Dean of Students, will be available the week after graduation for necessary year end wrap up procedures, and available in early August for planning for the new school year, dependent on the needs of the school each academic year.
The ideal candidate will • Possess a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience working in a school setting or similar setting • Hold a credentialed (PPSC), license (MFT, LCSW, PSY, etc.) • Display a deep commitment to equity and working with a diverse student population in a dynamic high school setting • Be passionate about working in schools • Have strong organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills • Demonstrate professionalism and integrity • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others • Show initiative, optimism, and flexibility
HOW TO APPLY
Apply through the LWHS Employment page - https://www.lwhs.org/about/employment
Please include, all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled.
No calls or emails, please.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.