School Counselor

Staff / Part-Time

Brooks School, North Andover, MA

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in counseling, with a strong preference for experience in a school environment. An advanced degree and licensure are required either in adjustment counseling, social work, or school psychology. This candidate will report to the Director of Psychological Counseling Services.  This is an academic year position (9/1 – 5/31).

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES: 

  • Crisis counseling and assessment: assess for suicidality, self-injurious behavior, depression,

anxiety, and/or any other potentially dangerous/high risk states;

  • Psycho-social assessments and treatment planning: assess current mental health status of

students, their needs, and appropriate treatment plan;

  • Meet with students for short-term counseling around specific issues such as school adjustment,

stress, self-esteem, or issues resulting from disciplinary measures;

  • Facilitate life skills groups addressing mood management skills/emotion regulation, body image, self care, etc;
  • Provide case management of individual caseload of students receiving mental health support;
  • Serve on a rotating on-call system for mental health emergencies for weeknights/weekends.
  • Explore and facilitate group support or counseling for students as appropriate

 COMPETENCIES: 

  • Developing and maintaining trusting relationships with students, families, as well as faculty, and administration
  • Understanding of child development
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information with discretion and keep high standards ofconfidentiality;
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to problem solve;
  • Exhibit capacity to routinely assess, assist, and escalate student issues as needed; ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations;
  • Predisposition to reflect warmth and a positive spirit
  • Ability to facilitate effective crisis intervention
  • Maintaining confidentiality; using discretion
  • Support of institution’s mission
  • Exemplifying high standards of professional conduct

EDUCATION: 

  • An advanced degree and licensure are required either in adjustment counseling, social work, or

school psychology.

  • 5+ years’ experience working with adolescents

 WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment in usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Occasional lifting, bending and climbing stairs
  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting and standing
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and functions in a fast-paced working environment

TRAVEL: This role does not require travel but travel for professional development is encouraged.

APPLICATION AND POSITION INFORMATION:

Brooks School believes that realizing a mission aimed at providing the most meaningful educational experience its students will have in their lives requires intentional work to build and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our predominantly residential school. As such, we seek a diverse candidate pool that includes those who are traditionally underrepresented and less familiar with boarding school life.

All interested candidates should submit the following materials by email with attachments to: Director of Psychological Counseling Services – Kimberly Cratty at kcratty@brooksschool.org

  • Cover letter expressing why you are interested in Brooks and this opportunity
  • A current resume
  • Three professional references and their contact information

 

EEO STATEMENT:

The school will make any offer of employment contingent upon a candidate being authorized to work in the United States, and successfully completing criminal offender record (CORI) and sexual offender record (SORI) background checks.

Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic programs and other school administered programs and activities.

 COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: Brooks School is a COVID-19 vaccinated community. Unvaccinated visitors to campus are asked to refrain from entering any school buildings unless the school has granted an exemption. In all cases, unvaccinated people who have been granted an exemption must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times when in a school building.

Brooks School

North Andover, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated