School Counselor

Staff / Full-Time

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

St. Mark’s School seeks an experienced, collaborative, and enthusiastic School Counselor,  beginning in October 2022 and continuing through March 2023 to cover a FMLA position. The School Counselor responds to individual students’ health needs and contributes to the creation of a healthy, productive, and safe community environment in which students can realize their intellectual, emotional, and physical potential for wellness

 

The School Counselor is responsible for the following: evaluating students in crisis; making recommendations to the Director of Counseling Services regarding acute and long-term care for individual students; providing supportive counseling for individual students on a “drop-in” or scheduled basis; referring students to outside mental health professionals when appropriate and coordinating comprehensive treatment plans; educating students about issues related to healthy adolescent development; on call responsibilities; and supporting faculty’s work with students through child and adolescent development education and through recommendations for effective intervention strategies for individual students. 

 

The successful candidate will possess strong clinical skills and communication abilities.  A qualified candidate will have worked in a high school setting. Familiarity with a boarding setting/community is highly desirable. Requirements include a Master’s degree in the mental health/school counseling field and a minimum of three to five years of experience.  

 

St. Mark’s School seeks to reflect the increasingly diverse world in which we live. This commitment is exemplified in numerous ways, such as our Chapel program, our Pathways programs for all new students, school representation at the numerous conferences and professional development opportunities, student-led affinity groups, an active Community and Equity Committee, and a strong commitment to issues of inclusion from the Board of Trustees.

 

We provide our students with a superior education in a caring community of students, parents, faculty, and staff that represents a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We strive to ensure opportunities for all students regardless of gender, race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender identity or economic background. In support of our objective, St. Mark’s School will:

 

  • continue to give special importance to the inclusion within our student body, our faculty, and our staff of persons from all groups within our society, including those who have experienced prejudice and disadvantage.

 

  • provide all members of the School with a range of appropriate opportunities to develop skills for living in a diverse community and integrate diversity initiatives throughout the School program.

 

  • empower all members of the St. Mark’s community to share their differences as well as their common experiences to enhance their education.

 

St. Mark’s School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. The small size of the community, its ideal location, and its rigorous intellectual atmosphere make St. Mark’s a great place to live and work. The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance.

 

No phone calls please. Interested candidates should direct a letter of introduction and resume to Samantha Brennan, Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty, via deanoffaculty@stmarksschool.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St. Mark’s School

Southborough, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated