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Elementary School Counselor (Full-time 10 month position)

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Campbell Hall (Episcopal)
Elementary School Counselor
(Full-time 10 month position)

Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on a 15-acre campus in Studio City, California, is an independent, gender inclusive, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings. As an Episcopal school, Campbell Hall thrives as an interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by faculty, students, and families.

The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience. Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning. Campbell Hall 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Campbell Hall Faculty Description

Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor, and dignity within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.

In addition to academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life. Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning experiential education trips, participating in community service activities, helping students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community.

Campbell Hall faculty embrace the school’s mission and are dedicated to their implementation of a rigorous college preparatory program. They are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student and they strive to relate to students, parents, and colleagues in ways that promote open and supportive communication. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.

 

Elementary School Counselor Job Description

Responsibilities include the following:
Counseling

  • Supports individual students on a short-term basis and advise families as needed about psychotherapy outside of school
  • Provides direct service, including crisis counseling, time-limited interventions, and assessment for triage and referral purposes
  • Ability to lead small council groups to help students in understanding self and others, conflict resolution, coping skills, peer relationships and effective social skills as needed per class
  • Fosters an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Embraces cultural diversity to promote all students’ academic, social and emotional development
  • Remains current with laws governing confidentiality as they pertain to children and mental health services in independent schools
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date confidential records of conversations, meetings and observations
  • Conduct classroom observations of students and monitor students in need during unstructured social times
  • Counsels elementary students, parents, and faculty, as needed, regarding emotional and psychological issues related to/impacting school life and academic performance

Parent Connections

  • Attends and participates in meetings with parents, administrators, teachers, and outside student support such as therapists, learning specialists, doctors, etc.
  • Provides direct support services, including crisis counseling, parent education, and providing outside referrals as needed
  • Provide mental health education to parents of Campbell Hall elementary students as needed
  • In collaboration with director of human development, provide presentations on milestones of development and emotional issues impacting their child(ren) to parents at each grade level K-6

Faculty Connections

  • Consults with teachers regarding students social and emotional needs
  • Consults and meets with elementary school principal and director of educational support services regarding student issues and clinical and legal matters pertaining to the mental health of students
  • Meets with elementary student support team to discuss and strategize about students of concern
  • Develops programs designed to heighten faculty understanding and expertise regarding student emotional needs and issues
  • Identifies and implements topical programs designed to help students improve their capacity to deal with emotional needs and challenges (in coordination with director of human development)
  • Supports faculty with best practices in regards to students needs
  • Meets bi-weekly with director of counseling

Required Qualifications

  • Understands and has experience working within a school community and with its various constituencies students, parents, faculty, and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with student support team
  • Understands the context of Campbell Hall as an ecumenical community
  • Understands the developmental needs of 5-13 year old children and the ability to converse with parents and faculty about supporting the needs of individual children
  • Experience collaborating and consulting with individual therapists outside of school when appropriate
  • Experience with parent consultation and collaboration (face to face or by phone)
  • Experience collaborating with teachers, administrators and parents to develop appropriate and effective plans to meet the individual needs of each student


Desired Credentials

Ed.D, Ph.D, or Psy.D in clinical or school psychology preferred, or Masters Degree in Counseling, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC with minimum 2 years of working in schools, strongly preferred.

 

If interested, please complete our online application at:

  • www.campbellhall.org/employment

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Robin Frank ([email protected]) or Rebecca Rowland ([email protected]).

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Campbell Hall believes in and operates on the premise that it is the right of all persons to seek work and to advance on the basis of their individual merits, ability, and potential. Campbell Hall has been, is, and will continue to be, strongly committed to the principle that equal employment opportunity must be afforded to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, and disability.

To apply for this job please visit www.campbellhall.org.

Elementary School Counselor (Full-time 10 month position)
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