St. John’s Episcopal School, an independent Episcopal school in Rancho Santa Margarita for students 8 weeks old through 8th Grade, seeks a qualified and dynamic School Counselor to join its community for the 2021-22 School Year.
Position Type: Full-time; 10-Month; August 23, 2021 – June 17, 2021
Reports to: Head of School
Compensation: Based upon education and experience
Provide one-on-one and/or group social-emotional support to students in a relaxed, confidential atmosphere, on both a regular basis and/or as individual crises arise
Case-management, referral, and follow-up support for students or families requiring ongoing mental health supports, including facilitating advocacy and communication among students, families, teachers, and administrators for the support of each student’s unique needs
Create and implement educationally-sound, relevant health- and wellness-related interventions, programming, and co-curricular activities to foster better mental health and positive learning environments for students and families
Provide faculty support for identification, referral, curricular, and family conversations surrounding mental health wellness and needs for students within a school setting
Lead the Middle Division Advisory Program, including programming, advisor training, and student advisory activities seeking to support a positive, healthy, student-centered learning environment within the 6th-8th grades
Serve on Middle Division Leadership Team, and collaborate with advisors, grade-level teams, nurses, and administrators to provide comprehensive support to the whole child.
Compelling Candidates Will Demonstrate Most or All of the Following Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree in School Counseling, MFT, MSW or related degree
Previous experience providing counseling or mental health support in a school-based, student-centered learning environment and/or a community-based, mission-driven institution
A genuine love for working with all types of students and families, a positive sense of humor and optimistic outlook, and a highly collaborative nature for working with other dedicated, team-oriented educators
Impeccable integrity, confidentiality, and communication skills, as well as understanding of and support of the St. John’s Episcopal School mission
How to Apply:
All candidates must apply directly through the St. John’s Career Opportunities website (www.stjohns-es.org/about/career-opportunities). Candidates must complete an Online Application and include a resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter.
Candidates are encouraged to provide other supporting documentation such as copies of degrees, teaching credentials, special certifications, etc.
Additional Salary Information: St. John’s Episcopal School offers a compelling benefits package to all benefit-qualified employees which includes:
oHealth benefits; employer-paid pension plan with full immediate vesting and limited-match
oemployer-paid life insurance
oemployer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
otuition remission for children of faculty/staff