The Director of Wellbeing and Counseling oversees the strategic direction of the Well-Being and Counseling office. Working closely with the Assistant Head of School, the Director and their team will work to build and implement a framework focused on a forward-looking approach to holistic student well-being. Out of this framework will come high-quality programs and services that will focus on enhancing the student experience and supporting student success. The Director will oversee two part-time counselors, be a member of the Student Life Team and the School Resource Team, and will report to the Assistant Head of School.
Provide crisis intervention, ongoing monitoring, and assessment of students.
Provide individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis counseling to students.
Provide psychosocial evaluations on students as needed.
Conduct ongoing evaluation of well-being and counseling services to assess the efficacy of individual services, community outreach, and broader efforts to promote a culture of well-being
Work with students, faculty, and staff to create customized training, workshops, and presentations that individual and community mental health and well-being.
Conduct alcohol and substance abuse evaluations as needed.
Support and participate in the social and emotional learning program.
Serves as a supportive adult to students who are going through the disciplinary process.
Oversight of the day-to-day operational needs of the counseling center.
Serves as a member of the School Resource Team, Student Life Team, and attends and actively participates in Team Meetings.
Collaborate with the Director of Health Services on retention and treatment plans for students.
Collaborate with the Director of Admission, their team, and prospective families on the appropriate fit of applicants, seeing the process through to successful matriculation and transition.
Minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, school psychology, social work, or related human services field.
Demonstrated experience leading a student support services and/or student counseling services department; previous counseling experience in a school.
Effective leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
Experience with personnel supervision and training.
Ability and desire to connect joyfully, appropriately, and respectfully with students, faculty, and parents as needed.
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Strong coordination, evaluation, and assessment skills to promote best practices in the ever-changing landscape of student support services.
Deep and broad knowledge of counseling, public health approaches to promoting wellbeing, and health and wellness education across the developmental stages.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a positive attitude, energy, and an inspiring and entrepreneurial leadership style.
Commitment to lifetime learning and professional and personal integrity.
Will need to be, or become, licensed in New Hampshire.
This is a full-time (10-Month) faculty position that follows the School’s schedule. As we are a boarding school, the Director of Wellbeing and Counseling or a designee will be available to attend to emergencies and crisis situations as they arise.
Internal Number: 202163
About Brewster Academy
Brewster Academy, founded in 1820, is a coeducational boarding/day school for grades 9-12 and PG. It sets the standard for secondary education with a team-based, student-centered approach to teaching and an emphasis on its mission to prepare diverse thinkers for lives of purpose. Brewster has received national accolades for its Interim Studies and Social and Emotional Learning programs and has a robust immersive global travel program. Teaching candidates must be interested in working in an exciting, collaborative environment that implements research-based teaching practices using a defined curriculum model differentiated to meet a range of student abilities. Set on a stunning 80-acre lakeside campus on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in idyllic Wolfeboro, N.H., Brewster is two hours north of Boston. Opportunities for boating, skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, and other outdoor enjoyments are all literally minutes away. Brewster enrolls about 360 students and 60 faculty from around the world. Visit brewsteracademy.org to learn more about us. EOE