School Counselor and SEL Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Learning Project Elementary School, Boston, MA

School Counselor and SEL Teacher

The Learning Project is a small elementary school centrally located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. We believe in nurturing students’ academic and personal growth, encouraging the joy and creativity within each child, and taking advantage of all that our city setting has to offer.

For over fifty years, the core of the school’s Mission has remained: to enroll a diverse group of students, provide them with exciting and age-appropriate learning opportunities, to help children develop strength of character, and to build a sense of connection through yearly traditions, cross-age opportunities, and meaningful whole school activities. As a uniquely small school, The Learning Project’s community remains its biggest strength, and core to that community is its dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the school’s mission, its families, to supporting one another, and to their own personal and professional development.

The Learning Project seeks a School Counselor to join its talented and passionate staff. This School Counselor works collaboratively with families, teachers and administrators to identify students in need of support and recommends and implements interventions to support their well-being. The Counselor provides students with individual and small-group counseling to promote mental health, behavior, and social skills, and supports the school’s character education program and social-emotional learning curriculum through the teaching of whole class lessons. The Counselor also leads the school’s Advisory program.

As a small school staff, we all ‘wear many hats,’ and the Counselor may also be asked to help support the supervision of classes on an ‘as needed’ basis, or to provide some academic support to students. The Learning Project seeks a Counselor who would enjoy this flexible role in a welcoming community. The school offers competitive salary, in addition to a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to:

  1. Generous 403(b) program
  2. Medical Benefits
  3. Dental Benefits
  4. MBTA Link Pass for commuting
  5. Annual wellness stipend
  6. Dedicated professional development funds for each employee
  7. Paid personal days, in addition to all school holidays and vacations

Position Start Date – August, 2024

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, with Master’s preferred
  • Degree in School Counseling, Counseling licensure, or other related licensure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience as a school counselor in an elementary school environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented

To apply, please email the following to

  1. Application Cover Page
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Learning Project is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, employment decisions at the school are based on merit, qualifications, and skills. The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to age, military or veteran status, race (which shall include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture, type, length, coverings and protective hairstyles), color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This commitment is evident in all aspects of The Learning Project’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits, and training.

The Learning Project Elementary School

Boston, MA
All Gender