Exempt, 0.6 Part-Time Temporary Employee FTE.
$5400-$9000 (for 7 weeks of 0.60 FTE employment)
Head of Upper School
April 17 - June 2, 2023 (7 weeks)
Interim Upper School Counselor
FLSA Classification: Exempt, 0.6 Part-Time Temporary Employee FTE. Salary Band: $5400-$9000 (for 7 weeks of 0.60 FTE employment) Reports to: Head of Upper School Job Term: April 17 - June 2, 2023 (7 weeks) Date: January 2023
MISSION STATEMENT Through transformative teaching and meaningful connections, we empower kind, curious learners to thrive together.
CORE VALUES We Celebrate Scholarship The foundation of Crystal is academic excellence. We Seek Growth Challenges Our culture says try it. We Foster Kindness & Inclusion Crystal is a caring and diverse community. We Strive for Balance A holistic approach to well-being is integral to our mission.
We Engage with Enthusiasm With unbounded spirit, we give our best effort every day and pay it forward to our community. We Lead with Humility Being grateful and open-minded, we pursue lifelong learning.
JOB DESCRIPTION Summary The Interim Upper School Counselor will help students to navigate developmental challenges and difficulties. They will assess when students need ongoing psychotherapy or mental health services outside of school. This role will support the growth of and support of students who are not facing an imminent crisis. The USC will identify potential crises before they arise and implement programs to address problems before they occur (strengthening individuals and the community to be more resilient to challenges) and will respond to psychological crises as they arise. This role also assists faculty, staff and parents/guardians in their understanding of adolescent development, as a way of providing support for teaching in a school setting. Key Job Competencies ? Developing Others: Ability to effectively support the growth and development of students. ? Communication: Exceptional ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as deep listening skills to gain understanding. ? Cultural Competence: Possesses and applies the skills, values, and principles that acknowledge, respect, contribute, and work effectively across cultural differences. Recognizes the unique value, perspectives, strengths, and challenges of every person who comes to the Crystal community. ? Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates high levels of self/social awareness, self-management, empathy, and curiosity. ? Relationship Management: Positively collaborates and builds/maintains authentic and trusting relationships. Demonstrates high levels of discretion and confidentiality. ? Collaboration: the interpersonal and intrapersonal qualities one will leverage to collectively solve a problem or make progress toward a common goal. The ability to work with others to complete a project or task or develop ideas or processes.
Essential Functions ? Help students to navigate social/emotional challenges and difficulties. ? Assess when students need ongoing psychotherapy or mental health services outside of school.
? Identify potential crises before they arise and implement programs to address problems before they occur (strengthening individuals and the community to be more resilient to challenges). ? Respond to psychological crises as they arise. ? Assist faculty, staff and parents in their understanding of adolescent development, as a way of providing support for teaching in a school setting. Responsibilities: ? Provide limited counseling services to students seeking (voluntary) support. Provide follow-up support (case management) to students and their families. ? Provide outside counseling and mental health referrals to students and families as determined by the family’s need or through counselor evaluation. ? Crisis Intervention – Assessment and clinical support for students (and their families) in crisis. This includes, but is not limited to, 5150 (involuntary placement due to suicidal/homicidal intention) and Child Protective Service (mandated reporting status) situations. ? Serve as a consultant to faculty and administrators, as related to individual students and issues ? Consult with outside clinical and medical support personnel when approved by the family and student to provide on-campus support for students. ? Meet regularly with the Head of Upper School to keep the Head apprised of individual students of concern and to respond to needs/concerns of the school. ? Meet regularly with the Student Support Team (SST) to streamline student support efforts, to recognize and address concerns, and to review and respond to students of concern identified on SST referral forms ? Significant collaboration with the Director of Academic Support for students who receive academic accommodations for a qualifying mental health condition to coordinate case management and build the partnership between home, school, and outside treatment providers ? Uphold legal and ethical obligations associated with the role of counselor in a school setting (most especially those upholding confidentiality and reporting). ? Sponsor student clubs/groups related to mental health and wellness (Student Mental Health Network/Bring Change To Mind (BC2M)) ? Maintain contact with other school counselors in the region, as needed Required Qualifications: ? Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology or substantially related field ? Licensed as Psy.D., Ph.D., MFT, LCSW, or LPCC to practice in the State of California ? Knowledge of laws, regulations and ethical guidelines relating to delivery of mental health services in the school setting (by training, study or experience) Physical Requirements and Work Environment ? Able to work in a dynamic environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts ? Able to lift up to 20 pounds ? Able to climb stairs
? May work at a desk and computer for extended periods Travel Required ? Light travel between the Middle School and Upper School campuses, as needed
Affirmative Action/EEO Statement Crystal Springs Uplands School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Other Professional Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Effects on End Result The effectiveness of this position will be measured by: ? Quick response rate ? Effective response to needs ? Effective de-escalation of conflicts/issues/interactions ? Increased levels of student engagement ? Increased levels of student well-being ? Quality of programming offered ? Reduction in student escalations ? Reduction in punitive action ? Increased sense of inclusion and belonging
Salary and Benefits This is a part-time temporary position (24 hours/week for 7 weeks) eligible for 10-month employee benefits. This position is an exempt position. The salary for this position is within the range of $5400-$9000 (for 7 weeks of 0.60 FTE employment) and will be based on work experience and education.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the institution, please reach out to Human Resources.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the Crystal community given the job description, 2) your resume, and 3) a list of three references to Alex Lockett, Head of Upper School, by email: HR@csus.org or by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010. Qualifications of top candidates will be presented to the hiring committee during the week of February 13, 2023 (or sooner). The recruitment period will remain open until sufficient resumes have been received and may close at any time a sufficient pool of highly qualified candidates has been established.
About Crystal Springs Uplands School - Upper School
Crystal Springs Uplands School is a coeducational independent day school with an Upper School campus in Hillsborough, California and a Middle School campus in Belmont, California. Located on the Bay Area Peninsula and serving 566 students in grades 6-12 CSUS is an institution committed to diversity that encourages minority candidates to apply.