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Middle School Counselor 2024-2025

Middle School Counselor 2024-2025

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Non-teaching Staff
Description:

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Middle School Counselor to begin August 2024. The MS Counselor works under the direction of the Director of K - 12 School Counseling to provide a comprehensive guidance program, which meets the needs of the students in grades 6-8. The counselors promote and enhance all students' academic, personal, social, and emotional development.

Reports to:  Middle School Division Head and Director of K - 12 School Counseling

Primary Responsibilities:
Implement the Middle School Guidance Program.
Teach guidance classes in grades 6-8
Assist with guidance curriculum development
Serve as a member of the student support team in grades 6-8
Assist with the transition of new students to The Lovett School
Assist with orientation activities for 6th-grade students
Implement character education programs and activities. 
Serve as a member of the Middle School Culture and Community Team
Counsels with students regarding personal, social, and emotional needs
Counsel students in response to identified needs of individuals and groups of students
Assess the psychological and educational needs of referred students and make appropriate referrals to community professionals, if needed
Respond to crises in tandem with other school personnel
Implement and Support Advisory Program
Assist with developing Advisory activities related to character-building
Serve as a resource and support to Advisors and their advisees
Provide training and oversight to new faculty advisors
Serve as an advisor when needed
Consult with and serve as a resource for teachers, staff, and parents regarding the social, emotional, and academic needs of students 
Conduct and facilitate conferences with teachers, students, and parents
Consult with parent support groups, help educate and build skills with parents around topics pertinent to adolescence
Maintain records to document interactions, interventions, and decisions
Maintain and respect the confidentiality of student and school personnel, while maintaining the safety and welfare of all students and staff
Perform responsibilities in an organized, accurate, timely, and dependable manner
Keep informed of current professional trends and pursue professional growth

    5. Administrator
Serve as a member of the Middle School Administrative Team and assist with administrative duties

Position Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will have a Master's degree in counseling, significant experience in school counseling at the middle school level, a thorough knowledge of developments in the field, an enjoyment of young people, good interpersonal skills, and effectiveness in writing and speaking.  This person is a model of healthy behaviors for colleagues, will work in partnership with several departments in the middle school and across campus, will seek out opportunities to align the program with the other division's counseling departments, and will utilize internal data and national trends to inform programming decisions and other student support activities.

Physical Demands:
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact name: Sara Friedman
Contact email address: sara.friedman@lovett.org


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