McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Upper School (grades 9-12) Counselor to begin August 2019. An earlier start date may be possible. McLean School has for sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.
The Upper School Counselor will have an appreciation for students with mild to moderate learning challenges, and ADHD, and seek to build self-confidence in our students as they learn to advocate and to prepare for success in college and beyond. This position requires a dynamic counselor with vision and patience to establish rapport with Upper School students, families, and staff. Additional responsibilities include liaising with health care professionals, conferencing with parents, supporting teachers, helping to further social-emotional programming, and teaching. Most important, he or she will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy, and will seek passionately to uphold and promote them.
An advanced degree in school counseling, social work, or psychology, and a deep commitment to student social-emotional growth, are required. Experience working with students with learning differences, ADHD, and/or anxiety is preferred. Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy to Head of Upper School, Dr. Josephine Diemond at email@example.com.
About McLean School of Maryland
McLean School of Maryland (www.mcleanschool.org) is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1954. Our mission has always been to serve a broad range of students including those with learning issues.