Sisters Academy of Baltimore is seeking candidates for a full time position as School Counselor beginning in August 2024. The School Counselor is responsible for all aspects of the comprehensive school counseling program.  The School Counselor reports to the Principal and relates to teachers, staff, students, and parents/guardians. The position could include teaching life skills.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications
The areas of responsibility for the school counselor include the following:
• Identify students’ academic and social/emotional needs.

• Identify students in need, assess their level of need, refer to appropriate services, and follow up to monitor student’s response to interventions.

• Create a restorative space for students to nurture relationships that will foster trust and respect.

• Provide individual counseling as needed and make recommendations for outside mental health and support when necessary.

• Implement the institutional goals for supporting student wellness, social/emotional learning, and mental health.

• Provide crisis assessment and management for students.

• Consult and collaborate with parents and guardians.

• Meet regularly with the Administrative Team to address student concerns and implement a plan of action for students, parents, teachers, and outside professionals.

• Work with teachers, and administrators to address concerns about the academic, social/emotional welfare of students.

• Meet regularly Principal and Assistant Principal to provide student updates.

• Develop, facilitate, and collaborate with teachers on social/emotional learning.

• Facilitate age appropriate group sessions.

• Understand child mandated reporting laws and report to child protective services concerns of child abuse and neglect.

• Promote acceptance and respect for cultural diversity.

• Demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences.

• Participate in school wide events throughout the year.

• Convene the school’s Care Team, a collaborative group of faculty and health professionals.

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications:

• A master’s degree in education, counseling, or a field related to the position
• At least two years of successful experience at the middle school level
• Experience with urban youth
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to relate to students, parents and colleagues

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Application Process

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following materials:

• A cover letter presenting interest in and qualifications for the position
• A current resume
• The names and contact information of three references

Submit application materials electronically to:

Kaliq Simms, President
Sisters Academy of Baltimore

Send application materials to [email protected] For priority consideration, apply by April  19, 2024

Or use the application form to your right.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Sisters Academy will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.