Student Assistance Program Counselor

Full-Time

The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH

The White Mountain School seeks a School Counselor to advance the School’s support for our students.  An independent boarding and day school serving students in grades 9–12 and a postgraduate year, we are grounded in our mission-driven approach. Learning is anchored in topics that are relevant–to students and the world–and we create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students are seen, valued and engaged. 

 

WHO ARE YOU?

 

You have at least 1-3 years practice as a mental health provider, with experience in a high school or  college counseling center or comparable mental health setting. You have an understanding of progressive education–or are someone with a willingness to learn. You possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You have a high level of energy, creativity, flexibility, judgement and a sense of humor.  

 

You have the ability to execute multiple tasks and have a proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds. You are excited to contribute to a culture of awareness, understanding and respect for all individuals and groups, with the ability to communicate in a culturally responsive manner. You possess experience and fluency with database management, social media, websites and other software.

 

You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work.

 

WHAT WOULD I DO?

 

  • Carry a caseload of 25-30 students. 
  • Work with the admissions department in the admissions process for a portion of our applicants.
  • Plan and carry out social, emotional, and mental health-focused faculty training to benefit all students, and where appropriate, to offer strategies to faculty and staff about specific students.
  • Engage the entire campus community in building a culture of equitable and scalable health and wellness designed to support student success.

 

And most importantly, you will play a vital role in the White Mountain School community and serve as a model of White Mountain School’s culture and core values.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold a master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work from an accredited program.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of at least 1-3 years practice as a mental health provider, with experience in a high school or  college counseling center or comparable mental health setting.

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

 

The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our commitment to competency learning and emergent curricula, as well as through our Episcopal heritage, we engage with topics of social justice and environmental sustainability, developing in our students the capacity to be curious, courageous and compassionate community members. We nurture a vibrant and diverse campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in all aspects of learning and living.

 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

 

Please submit in an electronic file with subject: School Counselor including your resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to: wmshiring@whitemountain.org.

The White Mountain School

Bethlehem, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated