Middle School Counselor

Faculty / Full-Time

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

The full-time Middle School Counselor position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for supporting the academic and social life of students on campus. This is a ten-month position, starting in mid-August and ending in mid-June.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Meet with individual students and groups of students from the MS supporting student mental health needs, including short-term crisis counseling

  • Communicate with teachers about specific students, and advocate for students experiencing emotional or academic difficulty

  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student needs

  • Participate in advisory planning committee

  • Assist with Intersession planning and execution

  • Organize lunch bunch and special interest groups related to mental health

  • Collaborate with the HLC (learning center) and grade deans to design student support plans and follow up as necessary with students and parents/guardians

  • Participate in transition meetings regarding the 8th to 9th transition

  • Consult with outside providers regarding student well-being and support

  • Member of Middle School student support team

  • Serve as a member of the Middle School Administrative Team



  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, school psychology, or a related field.

  • LMHC, LCSW, or school psychologist licensure preferred

  • Experience in a counseling setting

  • Passion for working with adolescents, and desire to build relationships

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community

  • High level of comfort and experience with technology in an educational setting

  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families

Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.

  • Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training, and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Thayer Academy

Braintree, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender