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School Counselor

School Counselor (Approximately 15 hours per week, 10 month employee)
The School Counselor is a part time, 10-month position which is responsible for providing short-term counseling services to students in grades 6-12 at Castilleja School.  This person will collaborate and consult with parents, faculty and administrators regarding student academic and emotional needs. This person will provide outside referral services to students in need of long-term treatment. This position will report to the Director of Counseling and Wellness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling services to students grades 6-12.
    • Crisis intervention.
    • Individual assessment and treatment planning.
    • Short term individual and group counseling services.  
    • Occasional long-term individual counseling (generally due to special circumstances).
    • Referrals to outside treatment providers.
    • Collaborate and consult with student’s individual therapists in the community.
    • Parent consultation and collaboration (face to face or by phone).
  • Collaborate with teachers, advisors, deans, heads and parents to develop appropriate and effective plans to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Meet regularly with Deans, The Upper School Head and the Middle School Head to collaborate and consult around student issues.
  • Meet intermittently (as needed) with the Head of School, College Counselors and other individual faculty and staff to collaborate and consult around student issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal mandates regarding abuse reporting.
  • Provide mental health education to parents of Castilleja students.
  • Provide presentations on adolescent development and emotional issues impacting their child(ren) to parents at each grade level (6-12).
  • Consult with the Wellness Department and help facilitate classroom based activities or discussions on an as needed basis.
  • As needed, support faculty and staff or lead discussions and learning on topics related to social and emotional well being. 

Key Qualifications:
Minimum of a Masters degree from an accredited school or social work or marriage and family therapy or a doctoral degree from an accredited school of psychology.  California clinical license is highly preferred however, those gaining hours towards licensure will be considered.

For Consideration:
Please send a cover letter and resume along with a completed and signed employment application to hr@castilleja.org.  Please use SCHCONS in the subject of your email. Please do not forward to individuals at Castilleja as we cannot guarantee proper response or distribution that way.