School Counselor

Staff / Full-Time

The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA

School Counselor

Date Posted: June 2022                                                                                        Start Date: August 2022

Description: 11 month, full-time exempt position

The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a School Counselor with an interest in working in a collaborative school community. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their families, preferably in a school setting.

Clinical Role:

  • Provide school-based counseling inclusive of social/emotional support for individual students as well as small groups.
  • Provide triage care for emerging and ongoing emotional health issues and make referrals to outside clinicians for assessment and treatment planning.
  • Provide consultation and education regarding adolescent mental health, learning, and development issues for students, faculty, and parents/guardians.
  • In partnership with the director of counseling services, serve as a health-based resource to affinity and alliance groups as needed.
  • Provide programmatic incident/crisis management consultation to Head of School/Crisis Response Team as requested/needed.

 Administrative/Programmatic Role:

  • Serve as a resource for advisors in matters of partnering with families, individual student issues, and general school procedures.
  • Faculty/Staff advisor for the Mental Health Awareness group
  • Develop, in conjunction with the Health Team, Assistant Head of School for Student Life, and Director of Residential Life personal, social, and health education lessons/discussions to be delivered through the advising and residential programs.

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters level mental health clinician (license strongly preferred)
    ● Minimum of 2-5 years in related field
    ● Demonstrated interest and experience working with adolescents
    ● Experience at an Independent School preferred
    ● Must have the ability to drive school vehicles and possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license prior to the start date

    The School Counselor is a Member of:

  • The Health Team: (convenor) Meets regularly to discuss health issues and health programming.
  • The Core Team: Meets weekly to discuss students in need.
  • Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Empowerment (SHARE): Assists in the coordination of education/prevention efforts regarding issues of sexual harassment and assault.

 To Apply for This Position:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: counselorsearch@csw.org – No phone calls, please.

 Deadline for Application:

The position will remain open until filled.

School Description:

A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW’s mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.

The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply

The Cambridge School of Weston

Weston, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender