School Counselor Part-Time – Grades PK-8 (Long-Term Substitute, beginning April, 2024 through the end of the school year)


Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

About Bancroft School
Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.

Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Our 400 students from 63 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of different backgrounds that contribute to a unique and diverse learning environment.

In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan, BluePrint125 — a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus upgrades to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety. Other major campus enhancements have included the creation of flexible, multi-functional learning spaces in the areas of performing arts, athletics, and technology.

Position Summary
Bancroft is seeking a part-time long-term Substitute School Counselor from April, 2024 through the end of the school year. The School Counselor serves students in grades PreK through 8 and collaborates with faculty, school families, and outside providers to support an emotionally safe and healthy experience for each student. The School Counselor works together with other school personnel to ensure that the social-emotional goals of the school are implemented across all areas of school life. The School Counselor serves a key role in creating an atmosphere of emotional wellness for students and needs to have strong collaboration skills, a high degree of discretion and confidentiality, an expert understanding of progressive child development, and extensive knowledge of resources and services for students and families.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling support for students, as needed. Provide direct support to students and advocate for their social-emotional needs.
  • Provide a safe environment for students to voice concerns and seek counseling while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty in their roles as advisors and teachers.
  • Meet with families and participate in conferences, as needed.
  • Provide crisis management support.
  • Ability to support the implementation of restorative justice practices in a school setting.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Champion moral and ethical citizenship in our racially and ethnically diverse community.
  • Provide parental support and guidance related to child development as needed
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with parents, administrators, and teachers as necessary with regards to social, emotional, and mental health awareness and needs.
  • Collaborate with the adult community regarding academic and social emotional health of students.
  • Collaborate with mental health providers on the needs of individual students.


  • M. Ed., M.A., , Ph.D., or Psy.D. in social work or clinical mental health counseling, or school adjustment counseling.
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students and faculty, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and parents.
  • Strong clinical skills with PreK-8th-grade students.
  • Diversity and Inclusion experience and training preferred.
  • High levels of comfort and experience with communication platforms and technologies.

Essential Attitudes; Aptitudes:

  • A collaborative spirit,
  • A willingness to participate and partner with colleagues on various initiatives, and
  • An understanding of and love for lower and middle school students.

Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.

Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to

Bancroft School

Worcester, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender