Packer’s Health and Wellness Department is responsible for providing health and wellness support and education programs for Pre/Lower, Middle, and Upper school students, as well as parents. We are seeking a motivated, dedicated and caring individual to lead health education in the Pre and Lower School and to provide counseling to students and families in the division. As a Pre/Lower School health educator, this individual is responsible for creating and teaching health education to students in our prek3 through 4th grade. As a school counselor, this individual is responsible for individual and group needs assessments and support.The counselor may also support students by developing behavioral and emotional interventions for use in the classroom. Both roles involve partnering with our teaching faculty and families to support students’ physical, emotional, and social wellness throughout their time in the Pre/Lower School. At the core of this programming, students are taught the decision-making skills to incorporate healthy activities into their lives and avoid harmful behaviors, as well as the coping skills to manage stressors and conflict.
Additional health educator duties include:
Staying abreast of current health education practices
Writing and implementing health education curriculum for Preschool and elementary-age children, in particular building social and emotional health education content
Regularly present to parents and colleagues on health-related issues
Advocating for improved health resources and school policies related to social, emotional and physical health
A commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work both inside and outside the classroom as well as promoting an inclusive, just, and equitable school community
Additional school counselor duties include:
Staying abreast of current best practices in school counseling
Creating and implementing small group objectives, activities, and outcomes
Making regular presentations to parents and colleagues on wellness related issues
Collecting data and other information to analyze needs and evaluate programs
Create an external network of mental health professionals and connect students and families with concrete services, as needed
Provide push in and small group support to promote social and emotional wellbeing and learning
Acts as a resource for understanding early childhood development
Provides guidance and education to Faculty and Staff on managing behavioral and social-emotional issues
Attends all appropriate school meetings and events
This individual must be able to work in a small team, evaluate information and data, build rapport with a diverse group of people and express themselves clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Education and Training for this role
A Master’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, School Counseling, Social Work or a related field.
Previous experience working in a school setting.
Must be able to develop high levels of trust and comfort with all types of students and families.
Familiar with strategies for dealing with learning differences, and social, emotional, and behavioral regulation.
Packer is deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. It is required that all candidates are committed to personal growth in their cultural competency as well as their anti-racist counseling practice.
Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Job Listing 120020 ” in the subject line. To be considered, materials submitted should be titled: “Last Name First Name - [Document Title].”
About Packer Collegiate Institute
Grounded in rich traditions while embracing the future, Packer is a diverse community that balances the value of scholarship and the intellect with the importance of meaningful and sustained relationships. Guided by dedicated adults, Packer students are challenged to develop talents, pursue aspirations, and become empathetic, responsible, globally-minded women and men.
We educate students to:
Act with Purpose and Heart