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Career Center
December 18, 2019

School Counselor

St. John's Episcopal School
Rancho Santa Margarita CA United States
Early Childhood - 8th Grade
Position Starts: August 31, 2020
Application Deadline: March 3, 2020

St. John’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified and dynamic School Counselor to join its community for the 2020-21 School Year. As a newly created position within the forward-thinking, student-centered PS-8 environment, the School Counselor would report directly to the Head of School and perform the following duties to the best of his or her ability:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one and/or group social-emotional support to students in a relaxed, confidential atmosphere, on both a regular basis and/or as individual crises arise
  • Case-management, referral, and follow-up support for students or families requiring ongoing mental health supports, including facilitating advocacy and communication among students, families, teachers, and administrators for the support of each student’s unique needs
  • Create and implement educationally-sound, relevant health- and wellness-related interventions, programming, and co-curricular activities to foster better mental health and positive learning environments for students and families
  • Provide faculty support for identification, referral, curricular, and family conversations surrounding mental health wellness and needs for students within a school setting
  • Coordinating the Middle Division Advisory Program, including programming, advisor training, and student advisory activities seeking to support a positive, healthy, student-centered learning environment within the 6th-8th grades
  • Collaborate with advisors, grade-level teams, nurses, and administrators to provide comprehensive support to the whole child

Compelling Candidates Will Demonstrate Most or All of the Following Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in School Counseling, MFT, MSW or related degree
  • Previous experience providing counseling or mental health support in a school-based, student-centered learning environment and/or a community-based, mission-driven institution
  • A genuine love for working with all types of students and families, a positive sense of humor and optimistic outlook, and a highly collaborative nature for working with other dedicated, team-oriented educators
  • Impeccable integrity, confidentiality, and communication skills, as well as understanding of and support of the St. John’s Episcopal School mission

Contact Information

Patrick McHonett
Head of School