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Middle & Upper School Counselor

Middle & Upper School Counselor

School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Administrator

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.

Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders call us to lean in to inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.

Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.


The Mount Vernon School seeks a dynamic and collaborative Upper Campus Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year reporting directly to the Chief IDEA Officer. Candidates should have attained a degree in counseling; relevant experience is preferred. Versatility, collaboration, and strong communication skills are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic clubs is a plus.

Role & Responsibilities

Embodying the School’s mission and advancing the School’s vision
Planning and facilitating social-emotional learning experiences for students in Grades 6-12 before, during, and after school
Supporting students, teachers, and families of students who may have a variety of learning, behavior, and family profiles with observations, resources, interventions, strategies, and guidance
Communicating regularly and intentionally with students, families, outside specialists, and the academic team
Maintaining accurate and detailed confidential clinical records and documentation
Designing and facilitating learning experiences for parents and teachers that reflect the most relevant research in human development and the changing needs of our world
Contributing to School life beyond the classroom including Family Nights, arts and athletic events, graduation and overnight trips
Collaborating with school-wide Research, Design, and Iteration Teams, actively participating in school-wide collaborative care teams, and participating in regular, ongoing professional learning
Adhering to responsibilities such as carpool duty, lunch and recess supervisions, trip chaperoning, and other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
Master’s Degree in Counseling preferred
Licensure in the field of study
School counseling experience preferred

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact name: Human Resources
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