Campbell Hall (Episcopal)
Elementary School Counselor
Temporary full-time position
Coverage dates: early October 2023 through January 2024
The range is: $1,850 - $2,100 per week
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.
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.
Temporary Elementary School Counselor Job Description
Responsibilities include the following:
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
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
Consults with teachers regarding students’ social and emotional needs
Consults and meets with elementary school principal, director of counseling 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 student’s needs
Meets weekly with director of counseling, and collaborates with counseling team as needed
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
Ed.D, Ph.D, or Psy.D in clinical or school psychology preferred, or Master’s 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 Andrew Shaw (email@example.com) or Rebecca Rowland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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