The Browning School seeks a school counselor for an independent K-12 school for boys in Manhattan. This 10-month position reports to the Assistant Head of School.
QUALIFICATIONS—The position requires successful performance of the following duties:
- Counsel individuals and small groups of boys toward social and emotional growth within the context of educating the whole child.
- Guide individuals and groups of boys through the development of life skills.
- Correspond with outside specialists and agencies.
- Aid in the understanding of the consequences of actions for self and others.
- Assist boys in dealing with family crisis (e.g., separation, divorce, death, neglect and abuse, unemployment, alcoholism).
- Assist with development of students’ self-efficacy.
- Assist with organization and delivery of health curriculum.
- Coordinate and develop curriculum for homeroom and advisory systems.
- Teach Life Skills and Health classes in Middle and Upper Schools.
- Consult with teachers about useful classroom interventions for overstressed or struggling students.
- Assist parents/guardians in helping boys set and achieve goals.
- Refer boys with difficulties and their parents to special programs, specialists and outside agencies.
- Provide individual parent conferences for boys when necessary.
- Conduct parent workshops when necessary or requested.
- Complete assessments, referrals and counseling with boys and families.
- Participate in parent-teacher conferences as needed.
- Attend grade level meetings.
- Assist in appropriate referrals for boys.
- Support division directors.
- Support advisors.
- Advise Middle School Conduct Committee.
- Collaborate with Dean of Students.
- Collaborate with Director of Diversity.
- Collaborate with consulting psychologist.
- Collaborate with learning specialists.
- Inform administration of needs or issues of overstressed or struggling boys.
- Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school.
- Keep accurate records of all counseling and guidance activities.
- Protect the confidentiality of student records and release personal data in accordance with New York state laws and Board policies.
- Complete assessments, referrals, and counseling with boys and families.
- Participate in and facilitate the intervention team and disciplinary process
- Establish and maintain a cooperative relationship with faculty, staff and administration to facilitate the provision of optimum guidance and counseling services.
- Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.
- Plan and evaluate the counseling program.
- Pursue continuous professional growth.
- Attend workshops and other professional growth activities.
- Work with the administration on additional activities as necessary.
- Represent Browning in the broader counseling community, particularly with the NYC Interschool organization.
- Maintain an active presence within APCIS.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, CAPACITIES and EXPERIENCE—The successful candidate will possess the following:
- Doctoral degree in Psychology preferred; Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field considered
- Five years minimum of successful relevant experience
- Enthusiasm for working with boys
- Ability to relate well to all constituencies in a school setting
- Highly effective crisis management skills
- Solution-focused, problem-solving approach to counseling
- Familiarity working with learning specialists
- Capacity to team-build
- Passion for the mission of The Browning School
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school
- Healthy sense of humor
- Serve as consultant to parents/guardians, staff and administration.
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