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Lower School Guidance Counselor

Lower School Guidance Counselor

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Administrator

Reports to: Director of K-12 School Counseling

Position Summary: The Lovett School, an independent, coeducational college preparatory school serving students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in Atlanta, Ga, is seeking a Lower School Guidance Counselor. Interested applicants should be enthusiastic educators with a passion for counseling, guiding and teaching young children. A minimum of three years of counseling experience with a variety of Lower School grades will be preferred. Experience with Responsive Classroom will be preferred as well as a nuanced understanding of and passion for equity and inclusion. A Master’s degree in school counseling is required.

Lovett’s Commitment to the Whole Child

Lovett's Core Values

The Lovett School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Primary Responsibilities:

- Design and teach classroom guidance lessons with a focus on a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, and servant leadership
- Provide individual and small group counseling throughout the year and as needed with students
- Collaborate and consult with faculty to support students’ social and emotional development
- Design and co-facilitate parent education sessions in partnership with the Lower School Leadership Team and Counseling Department
- Design and co-facilitate professional development for faculty toward supporting student social-emotional learning
- Serve on the Admission Committee and various committees as needed
- Attend Student Support Team (SST) meetings
- Serve as chapel assistant
- Conduct student lunch gatherings
- Foster a positive parent-school partnership with Lovett families
- Attend weekly chapel, Open House, faculty in-service days, parent-teacher conferences, designated school events and Admission observation days
- Attend occasional after-school student events and complete other duties as assigned by the Director of K-12 School Counseling or Head of Lower School

Position Requirements:

- Master’s degree in School Counseling
- Display passion for embracing the individuality and cultural differences of each child and commitment to counseling, teaching, and nurturing the whole child
- Willingness to be self-reflective, learn, and grow as a professional and individual
- Sense of joy and a positive approach to challenging situations
- Ability to collaboratively engage with students, faculty, staff, and administration
- Excellent written and verbal skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors
- Maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity
- Familiarity with technology, including SMARTboard and Google Suite
- Commitment to developing one’s cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence
- A minimum of three years of counseling experience is preferred

Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and use hands to finger. The employee is often required to stand, walk, and reach with their hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the following:
- Resume
- Cover letter detailing their professional strengths and their interest in Lovett
- List of three professional references (we will not contact references without the candidate’s perm

Contact name: Sara Friedman
Contact email address:

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