School Counselor

Faculty / Full-Time

The Park School, Brookline, MA

School Counselor 


About the Park School


The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Support individual student planning and goal-setting
  • Provide short-term counseling to students
  • Refer students for long-term support as needed
  • Collaborate with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success
  • Advocate  for students at individual student support planning meetings and other student-focused meetings
  • Utilize data analysis to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
  • Deliver school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
  • Act  as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement, and opportunities for all students
  • Meet expectations as defined by the Park School Employee Essential Expectations




  • Master’s degree in school counseling
  • 2+ years of experience as a school counselor
  • Familiarity and/or expertise with the American School Counselor’s Association program standards are preferred
  • Working knowledge of school counseling models, methods, and resources
  • Ability to identify and respond to students’ needs
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
  • Must be patient and compassionate
  • Knowledge of various methods to prevent or treat mental-health problems and other difficulties
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in teaching and learning & experience in working in a culturally diverse community 
  • Motivation for and interest in professional development
  • Ability to think independently and along with  collaborate  in a team environment
  • ​​High integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Maintain focus and adaptability  in an energetic and, at times, loud environment
  • The ability to effectively interpret, navigate, mediate, and resolve conflict with students and families in a timely manner
  • The ability to hold meetings in person and via supported video conference tools (i.e. Zoom or Google Meet)
  • Proficient or the ability to learn Google tools and other applications as adopted by the school, such as Veracross, SchoolPass, Atlas etc. 


Physical Requirements


  • The ability to sit and stand uninterrupted for 30 minute periods of time.
  • The ability to traverse on and across variable surfaces (e.g. level flooring, stairs, turf, gravel, asphalt, etc.).
  • The ability to lead, supervise and accompany students to all areas of the school campus (including all indoor and outdoor areas),  including during day-to-day responsibilities and in case of emergency. 
  • The ability to position oneself  (e.g.,  stand, sit, crouch, and kneel down) in order to support students. 
  • The ability to work outdoors, year-round, in variable weather conditions.
  • The ability to lift and hold 15  lbs overhead. 
  • The ability to occasionally  transport (e.g., move or drag)  25 lbs 
  • The ability to maintain focus and composure in an energetic and, at times, loud environment
Application Information


  • Please visit Park’s career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership/philosophy statement. 
  • Competitive salaries and benefits are offered, including a strong professional development program.
  • An equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 
  • Job applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.

The Park School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender