Full Time Early Childhood and Primary School Counselor
July 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Lowell School, a progressive school of 340 students in NW Washington, DC, is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Early Childhood and Primary School Counselor. This role consults and collaborates with teachers, families, and administrators to meet the social/emotional needs of individuals and groups of students from Pre-Primary through 5th grade. Responsibilities include:
Promote efforts that support social and emotional growth of students and a healthy school environment.
Work closely with the Division Directors, the Director of Learning Services, and the Student Support Team to observe students, meet with teachers, identify student social and emotional needs and provide follow-up communication and planning.
Meet with families, teachers, and other professionals as needed to discuss children’s social and emotional needs, strategies, and supports.
Meet regularly with key personnel to coordinate work with students requiring social/emotional support.
Provide appropriate and timely communication and follow through, including appropriate documentation, on issues regarding students’ needs and parent concerns.
Develop and implement developmental, proactive classroom guidance curriculum and activities on a regular basis (including peer relationships, communication skills, small group coaching work, coping skills, problem-solving and decision-making, conflict resolution, etc.).
Collaborate on health and wellness curriculum and delivery, PP-5th, and Middle School counselor
Lead the Great Kindness Challenge Week, and other gathering assemblies when appropriate.
Conduct individual (and group if needed) assessments as needed to determine appropriate course of action.
Respond as necessary and appropriate to specific student group issues.
Provide short-term individual counseling as needed.
Provide crisis intervention and short-term support for students, families, faculty.
Help students prepare for transitions (e.g. Pre-Primary to Primary School, Primary to Middle School; moving; other life changes).
Collaborate on health and wellness curriculum and delivery, PP-5th, and MS counselor
Provide information for families and teachers about the stages of child and early adolescent development, including leading presentations and/or workshops. Plan, coordinate and present professional development and parent education workshops as needed.
Maintain and update a comprehensive list of outside consultants and service providers; make referrals to teachers, administrators, and/or families.
Maintain accurate records and ensure confidentiality of all student data according to the law and school protocols.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and 2-3 letters of reference to the attention of Jason Novak, Director of Primary School and Stefania Rubino, Director of Pre-Primary School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About Lowell School
Lowell is a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming school of 300 students from age three through 8th grade. Our philosophy emanates from the work of renowned educators John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Haim Ginott and current educational research. Our curriculum evolves from an understanding of the stages of cognitive, social/emotional, artistic, and physical development. It promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding, promoting creative, critical and analytical thinking, and encouraging problem-solving. It facilitates not only the acquisition of strong basic skills, but also deep, conceptual understandings and is, thus, rigorous in the best sense of the word. Lowell's mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each child is valued and respected. When provided with a stimulating environment, the guidance of teachers, and parental support, each child can become a motivated learner and a responsible citizen. Children arrive at Lowell as curious three-year-olds and leave as confident community members ready to thrive in our rapidly changing 21st century world. The campus is an eight-acre urban oasis tucked between 16th ...Street and Rock Creek Park in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. It provides a rich, natural environment for active, hands-on learning, including terraced gardens, tree-filled playgrounds, and a stream.