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23-24 School Counselor

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Marlborough School

Position Opening

Marlborough School

School Counselor

2023−2024 School Year

To Apply: If you would like to apply for this position, please access the link to our online application management system at https://www.marlborough.org/about/careers

Marlborough School, an independent, college preparatory school in Los Angeles for 530 young women in grades 7-12, seeks a dynamic School Counselor to join our Educational and Counseling Services team for the 2023 – 2024 school year.

Marlborough’s Vision Statement: Equity leads Education Marlborough’s Mission Statement: Where Learning Sparks Purpose

We believe a diverse team of educators is essential to the Vision and Mission of the School, for the following reasons:

●          We instill confidence and cultivate leadership potential within each student, and serve as role models in inspiring them to pursue their personal best.

●          We arm each graduate with the skills and motivation to create meaningful connections with people throughout the nation and across the world.

●          We demonstrate the importance of community to our students, with mentorship responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom and the curriculum.

●          We commit to transforming our community so that equity is at the heart of a Marlborough education.

It is our responsibility to employ a diverse group of mentors and educators who exemplify excellence in teaching and leadership, and teach by example as well as by pedagogy.

The Educational and Counseling Services (ECS) Department serves to support students’ individual needs and collaborate with other members of the Marlborough community to create conditions that elevate individual wellbeing and a healthy, caring community. Members of the ECS Department are committed to advancing the social and emotional skills of students as a lever for equity by encouraging students to develop positive identities and act in ways that are aligned with personal and School values.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Educational and Counseling Services, the full-time School Counselor supports students in grades 7-12 in their social, emotional, and academic development. With empathy and understanding, this individual will have a strong presence in the School through direct work with students, collaboration with teachers and deans, provision of social and emotional learning support, and partnership with families.

Marlborough’s next School Counselor will be:

An individual who demonstrates a commitment to comprehensive and integrated social and emotional programming who

●     Uses evidence-based practices and research to inform decisions and programming that support the social-emotional wellbeing of all students

●     Partners with the Health Education Department Head to support the Health Curriculum, as needed

●     Recognizes the importance of integrating social and emotional learning in all aspects of students’ lives at school and supports students via participation in class meetings, small groups, and one-on-one meetings

●     Acts as a resource to Advisors and a collaborator in the ongoing development of the Advisory Program

A student-centered practitioner who values each student’s voice, experience, and history who

●     Possesses a deep understanding of adolescent development and approaches work with young people joyfully

●     Models an appreciation for student wellbeing and the connection between emotional health and intellectual wellbeing

●     Is skilled in determining appropriate next steps for a variety of situations, whether working proactively or responsively, and approaches with a restorative lens

●     Identifies the individual, classroom, and grade-wide social-emotional trends and needs of students, so as to design appropriate interventions and supports

An individual who actively cultivates a community of belonging by

●     Building strong, intentional relationships with students, families, and professional community members through individual interactions, participation in divisional activities, and community events

●     Engaging regularly in work to deepen cultural competence and proficiency to better understand and serve a diverse community

●     Prioritizing continuous examination of own biases with respect to student diversity, equity, and inclusion

A partner to students, their families, and colleagues in the social-emotional needs of students who

●     Works with the community in an understanding, confidential, and supportive manner

●     Provides guidance and support to parents around adolescent development and issues related to mental health and executive functioning

●     Establishes and maintains connections with outside providers and manages individual crisis intervention



●     Master’s or Doctoral Degree in School Counseling, School Psychology, Clinical Counseling, or related field

●     Two or more years of experience with 12-18 year-olds

●     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

●     Excellent organizational and digital technology skills, including experience with Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides), Canva, and Excel.

●     Commitment to the development of young women and individuals female-assigned at birth, including experience and enthusiasm for positive identity development and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work.

●     Possess a high degree of interest in supporting the developmental needs of adolescents with the ability to combine high expectations with a high level of support


●     Experience in a middle or high school setting

●     Experience delivering social-emotional learning curriculum

●     Experience with restorative practices

●     Experience with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

For information about Marlborough School, its rigorous academic curriculum, fine arts and athletics programs, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.marlboroughschool.org .

Marlborough School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation.

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

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