The Middle School Counselor is responsible for collaborating with the Lower School and Upper School Counselors to provide a comprehensive school counseling program. The Middle School Counselor is committed to promote student success, provide preventative services, and build relationships with students, faculty, parents and the greater community, in order to support the overall social and emotional health and well-being of students. Skillful communication skills are essential in this position and involve timely contact of students, parents, faculty, and administration, as situations dictate, as well as a keen capacity to handle difficult conversations and maintain a high standard of confidentiality. This is a full-time (10 month) exempt position which reports to the Middle School Principal.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide short term counseling services.
Provide responsive services: prevention/education and crisis intervention.
Assess and identify MS students in need of referrals for educational and/or psychological testing.
Review, interpret, and summarize educational and psychological testing of students with learning disabilities and implement accommodation plans for those students’ specified learning needs in the Middle School.
Manage MS student caseload and provide students and/or families with referrals to outside professional support services when needed and maintain an appropriate exchange of communication between the school, the student’s parents and the outside professional working with the student (exchange and release of information).
Provide consultation and collaborate with families, teachers, counselors, division principal and the head of school to ensure the safety of students who are at risk or in need of counseling services.
Provide support for division policies, coordinate and manage educational programming and human development relative to student life and overall health and wellness in the MS.
Respond to crisis situations on an as-needed basis for the CA community.
Attend weekly meetings scheduled with the Counseling Department for consultation and report any students of concern.
Attend weekly meetings scheduled with the MS Principal for consultation and report any students of concern.
Attend monthly meetings scheduled with the Counseling Department and Head of School.
Remain current in clinical knowledge and practice through individualized professional development and a continuing education.
Master’s degree or higher in the field of Mental Health or School Counseling
Certification and/or License preferred
Prior experience working with children, preferably Middle School aged students
Experience with curriculum development
Additional Salary Information: CA offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators.
Applicants are also invited to visit the CA website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the school and its program.
Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.
About Colorado Academy
Colorado Academy is a coed, independent, Pre-K -12, country day school located on 95 acres in SW Denver. Founded in 1906, we offer a college prep, liberal arts and sciences curriculum for our 965 students. The school emphasizes 21st century skills. Visit www.coloradoacademy.org to learn more.