Joining Barrie during an exciting time, the Director of Student & Family Services should have a passion, interest, and knowledge of all developmental needs of children and youth and a keen desire to lead programs that allow students to foster meaningful relationships while managing risk. This full-time position will report to the Head of Montessori and the Head of Barrie Prep.
Qualified applicants will be licensed in psychology, social work, or school counseling. The position has the following requirements:
Master’s degree in Social Work, school counseling, or other related field.
Experience and/or interest in students across the elementary through high school spectrum.
Must demonstrate cross-cultural competency and experience with multicultural education.
Be available for in-house professional development.
Must be able to work after hours and on weekends if a crisis occurs.
Whole School Responsibilities
Proactively identify and address any social emotional concerns among toddler, elementary, middle, and high school students.
Facilitate difficult conversations and engage in conflict resolution with students and adults.
One-on-one counseling with students.
Ongoing parent communication and engagement regarding student needs.
Provide leadership in crisis management.
Translate psychoeducational evaluations for teachers.
Mentor a counseling intern.
Understand testing and accommodation plans to support students around social-emotional concerns.
Liaise with the Admissions Office about social and emotional concerns of applicants.
Play an active role on the Student Support Services Team, managing the student services review process, creating action plans, and following up with teachers and families as required.
Barrie Montessori (students in grades 18 months-grade 5)
Lead planning for two parent education events.
Perform and document regular classroom observations, offer feedback/strategies, meeting individually with staff members and/or parents as needed.
Meet bi-weekly with Barrie Montessori Learning Specialist to review social emotional concerns and plan student support.
Attend monthly Montessori Support Team Meetings Specialists and Program Level meetings as requested.
Present detailed SEL Curriculum for LE, UE, and Montessori staff.
Create and manage communications related to social-emotional and diversity issues with parents, staff and the greater community.
Provide group counseling support based upon student needs.
Meet bi-weekly with Barrie Prep Dean of Students to review social emotional concerns and plan student support.
Plan two parent education events, one for middle school and one for upper school, called “Conversations that Count.”
Work collaboratively with Prep Learning Specialist.
Consult with teachers and provide interventions for students based on social emotional needs.
Consult with outside providers as needed to support student success at school.
Provide families with resources and referrals for appropriate outside support.
ABOUT THE SEARCH PROCESS
To apply for this position visit the employment section of the Barrie website or apply directly through IntelHire. Candidates must clearly articulate their years of counseling experience on their resume, submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, and complete a statement of counseling philosophy.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, and will include a generous vacation package.
Barrie School fosters and supports a diverse and inclusive culture and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
About Barrie School
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.