The Pembroke Hill School seeks a full-time school counselor to serve students' social and emotional needs in grades 9 through 12. The successful candidate will be bright, compassionate, energetic, approachable, and passionate about working with high school students in an academically accelerated environment. The School Counselor is responsible for individual counseling and referral of students, as appropriate, and the coordination of support with teachers, administrators, parents and outside professionals. The school counselor will collaborate on the development of social emotional learning in the upper school and plan and implement parent education opportunities as necessary. There may be opportunities for the counselor to teach as well. The counselor reports directly to the upper school principal.
Duties include, but not limited to:
Collaborate with administrators, teachers, parents and outside professionals to holistically support the needs of individual students through intentional prevention and intervention strategies;
Coordinate with families, school administrators, and the Middle and Upper School Learning Specialists to develop plans of support for students in need; coordinating meetings, accommodations and necessary external referrals
Team with administration and middle school counselor to develop student and parent programming on relevant social/emotional health issues
Participate in school related conferences, training, and committee work
Present Health and Wellness topics to parents at upper school parent gatherings
Direct Upper School Advisory and Health & Wellness Programs
Assist students with resolving peer conflicts
Assist students in dealing with a family crisis
Serve as a resource and consultant on adolescent student mental health for all students in grades 9 through 12
In times of crisis, the Counselor coordinates with the school and community to bring together resources. As the foundation of his/her work, the Counselor adheres to professional and ethical standards within the field. The ideal candidate will be experienced and expert at providing psychological support in a diverse and inclusive school community. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary.
Job requirements: Licensed School Counselor, or MSW, LPC, LCPC with school counseling experience required. High school counseling experience strongly preferred.
Pembroke Hill School is an independent school with a 100+ year history located near the historic Country Club plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. We have newer and updated facilities, excellent classroom resources, small class sizes, and a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package including a free lunch while school is in session. If you would like to join a highly qualified team who enjoys teaching talented and dedicated students and would like to be considered for this opportunity, complete the online application.
About Pembroke Hill School
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school with 100+ years of history located in a beautiful and historical area in Kansas City. We currently have approximately1,200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses within a mile of each other.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org/about-us/employment and complete an online application.