Website French American School of Puget Sound

POSITION: School Counselor (Part time 2022-2023)

Supervisor: Division Heads

Dates: August 25 – June 14

GENERAL SUMMARY

The School Counselor will work with students, parents, and school staff to support the social and emotional development and other character development needs of students in Young Pre-K through 8th grade.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide individual and small-group coaching and counseling to grade YPK-8 students

Maintain current caseload.

Support the FASPS philosophy of positive discipline, restorative practices, and the implementation of relevant programs and best practices

Help students develop life skills, social and cultural competencies, and support faculty with SEL.

Serve on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and assist FASPS students, staff & Faculty with school culture issues and challenges

Provide peer relationships, coping strategies, and effective social skills

Provide communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution

In partnership with the Dean of Students, assist faculty and parents in developing behavior modification plans, wellbeing plans and the Behavior Task Force.

Participate in regular meetings with the Dean of Students and Student Success Team.

Facilitate collaboration between home and school

Refer students, when appropriate, to relevant programs, specialists, and outside agencies

Facilitate faculty and parental understanding of social and emotional development by providing resources and conducting in-service training and parent workshops, classes, and groups

Nurture the development of mindfulness and empathy; facilitate Wellbeing Team

Lead initiatives that support students to thrive in a diverse community and foster understanding, acceptance, and inclusion

Help facilitate student transition between grades and divisions

Communicate closely with teachers and administrators regarding student and family issues

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology, preferably focused on school counseling

School counseling certification preferred

EXPERIENCE

3+ years’ experience counseling preschool to middle school-aged children preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Demonstrated expertise facilitating small group counseling

Ability to connect well with students and partner with faculty/staff, and families

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Commitment to the development of intercultural competencies

Willingness to work beyond the school day and week to meet student needs

Strong knowledge of current trends, research, and best practices in child development and life skills/advisory programs, and ability to identify at-risk children

Strong knowledge of relevant current state and federal laws

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to maintain confidential information

Skill in addressing key issues, including learning needs, behavior challenges, anxiety, divorce, grief, and family life as it relates to school environment

Familiarity with available child and family services

Fluency in French a plus but not required.

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

Salary dependent on experience.

SCHEDULE

Occasional need to work varied hours including some evenings and weekends as necessary.

APPLICATION:

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and five professional references to Libby Molamphy, Executive Assistant and Registrar at LibbyM@fasps.org. Applications that do not include these requested items may not be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

 

Our Mission: What We Do

We challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American, and international cultures.

Our Vision: Why We Do It

To inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world.

Our Core Values

The core values that guide our work and reflect what we strive to nurture in our students include: Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Agility, and Community

 

The French American School of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to libbym@fasps.org