Atrium School, Watertown, MA
School Counselor, PreK-8th Grade, Part-Time
Atrium School’s PreK-8th grade progressive education encourages academic curiosity, creativity, and exploration while fostering each child’s intellectual growth. Our students develop confidence in themselves and respect for others within a joyful, vibrant community of nurturing teachers, engaged parents, and enriching partnerships.
Atrium School is committed to building and sustaining a richly diverse community which includes a wide range of family structures, racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and students with various learning styles. Atrium School’s curriculum and school culture are inclusive of, and responsive to, the diversity within and beyond our community. Our motto, Excellence with Joy, embodies the balance we strive for each day.
Atrium School seeks a part-time school counselor (15-20 hours a week), a central figure in the well-being and success of children at Atrium. The position begins in late November 2021. The Counselor reports to the Head of School and works closely and collaboratively with the Director of Learning and Instruction, the Director of Equity and Curriculum, the faculty, and families. Atrium’s School Counselor is a highly skilled social & emotional health practitioner with experience working with children, teachers and parents. Furthermore, the School Counselor:
- provides short-term individual direct support to students facing challenges and helps connect them to additional resources when needed
- works with teachers to develop students’ social skills and peer relationships, and supports planning for individual students
- works with faculty and school leaders to guide response plans for consultation, conflict resolution, and support
- works collaboratively with parents to help develop strategies to increase students’ school success and well-being and to refer, when needed, to outside mental health services
- serves as a resource to members of the Atrium Community on issues related to mental health
- collaborates with outside therapists in order to provide coordinated support to students
- guides periodic adult sessions to discuss various parenting topics and effective home-to-school relationships
- participates in the admissions process to provide insight and feedback about applicants.
- Minimum of a masters degree in social work (LICSW) or comparable license
- Experience working in diverse and culturally responsive elementary and middle schools
- Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively and build trust with parents, teachers, administrators, and students.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter specific to this role at Atrium, and the
names of three references to Marshall Carter, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org