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Start Date: March 1, 2021
Village School Counselor
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school whose Mission is to "develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead.” A highly educated faculty and staff bring out the best in the talented student body through active learning, challenging academics, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, nationally distinguished outdoor education and community service programs, outstanding athletic opportunities, and award-winning visual and performing arts.
The core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion are widely shared and fostered daily in classrooms, during co-curricular activities, and through the camaraderie of this close-knit community.
Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls over 860 students drawn from more than 45 Southern California communities.
Founded in 1935 by visionary educator Margaret Lee Chadwick, Chadwick is one of two schools operated by the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. In 2010, Chadwick International (CI) was formed in Songdo, South Korea, which expanded opportunities for students around the globe to benefit from a world-class Chadwick education.
Job Title: Village School Counselor Division/Department: Village School
Reports To: Village School Director
Direct Reports: None
Location: Palos Verdes, CA
Type of position/FLSA: Long Term Sub Salary
● Provide short-term individual or group counseling (grades K-6).
● Advise and consult with parents and faculty as needed.
● Participate in programs for parents and school community.
● Integrate and lead social emotional learning and health curriculum including additional teaching duties as assigned.
● Participate in weekly Village Leadership meetings and bi-weekly Student Support meetings
● Work with outside therapists, medical doctors, educational therapists, and other treatment providers to provide emotional, social, and educational support to Village School students and their families as needed.
● Participate meaningfully in the Center for Community Wellness meetings, Village School faculty meetings, grade-level student support meetings, and counseling team meetings.
● Create and conduct workshops and discussion groups with Village faculty and parents
● Collaborate with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team
● Write content for Village School newsletter as needed.
● Support students, families, and additional parties during crisis situations as needed.
● Provide support with admission process, as needed.
● Attend and document during end of year meetings and roll calls
● Keep up with documentation regarding student support meetings and information
● Read and follow employment policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.
● Read and follow academic policies outlined in the relevant division Handbook.
● Keep necessary documentation and engage in ethical and legal practices and decision making.
● Familiarity with state, county and local services, including state laws regarding child abuse.
● Communicate promptly and professionally with students, families, and colleagues.
● Keep information systems up to date, including class calendars, grading software, and class websites.
● Be available from 7:45 am until 3:45 pm on days when school is in session.
● Attend all relevant faculty and school events (August Week, back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, parent education events, assemblies, graduation, etc.).
● Coverage for absent colleagues as requested.
● Supervise students as assigned, such as chaperoning, lunchtime supervision, student trips, and study hall.
● Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCES, AND SKILLS
● A graduate degree in counseling or related field from accredited college or university required.
● Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with minimum three years experience working with minors.
● Licensed counselor or credentialed school counselor.
● 2-5 years of experience as an elementary school counselor preferred.
● Experience with assessment and support of students in grades K-6.
● Excellent communication skills and record keeping skills.
● Strong counseling experience with diverse age levels and abilities is preferred.
● Knowledge of child development, social-emotional issues of young children, parenting models, counseling models, and effective intervention strategies,
● Strong knowledge of pedagogy and educational tools, including relevant technology, is preferred.
● Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
● A student-centered, global, and innovative approach to counseling and teaching is preferred.
TRAITS OF GREAT CHADWICK TEACHERS
Chadwick seeks the following personal and professional qualities in its faculty and staff
1. Student-centered: Dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical well being of Chadwick students as our first priority; able to engage them collectively and individually as whole people possessed not only of intellect but of passions, feelings, thoughts, and lives outside of school; and committed to teaching in ways that inspire a joy in learning and engagement in every student.
2. Collaborative: Eager to work with colleagues and students and to contribute creatively to effective working teams.
3. Professionally grounded: Passionate about and well-educated in the field of education; up-to-date on current research on teaching and learning, with the goal of growing continuously as a teacher in order to support the school’s mission
4. Innovative: Committed to pushing the boundaries of education by experimenting with and developing new techniques to provide the very best student experience.
5. Globally minded: Oriented toward preparing students to have a positive impact on an increasingly interconnected world, with a commitment to diverse perspectives and multicultural inclusion.
6. Technologically competent: Able to integrate technology meaningfully as an essential element in the teaching “toolbox.”
Required Assessment: TB
Clearances: Livescan background check
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the position
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