Leading Independent School in Miami Beach seeks a highly-qualified School Counselor for grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The school counselor is a member of the Fisher Island Day School administrative team, whose primary responsibility is assisting learners in developing their potential to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The School Counselor caseload falls within the ASCA recommended national average of 250:1. Excellent compensation, benefits, and counseling program autonomy.
Must hold a minimum of a Bachelors and Masters Degree in School Counseling and a state certification/licensure.
Previous experience as an elementary or middle school counselor or combined experience as a teacher/counselor at the elementary or middle school level.
Successful completion of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Background Screening.
Ability to build relationships with students, parents, community members, and faculty.
Willing to work in a team environment, share ideas and remain flexible/willing to compromise.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Competence with basic instructional technology functions, including but not limited to: M.S. Outlook email & calendar; M.S. Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; web- browsing and large-screen interactive devices, such as Smart or Aquos Boards.
Implement, manage, and assess a comprehensive data driven school counseling program.
Deliver direct instruction classroom lessons to Grades Pre-K through Grade 8.
Deliver structured sessions, using group and/or individual techniques, that meet the needs of the student and are appropriate to the identified academic and/or social emotional goals.
Support teachers with classroom management techniques and social emotional learning skills development in students.
Coordinate school wide programs such as morning meeting, graduation, and start with hello week, etc.
Support and guide middle school students and families with the high school admissions process.
Facilitate articulation activities, including but not limited to advising middle school families on high school options, completion of middle school recommendation documents, and transmittal of official school records.
Support the testing coordinator when necessary.
Conduct workshops for teachers, parents, administrators and others as appropriate to meet learner needs.
Performs program related work as required or as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee.
Identify appropriate community resources, in consultation with parents, to address the unique needs of individual learners and serve as a liaison between the school and such resources.
Facilitate conferences with teachers, students, and parents to address student academic, behavioral, and/or individual accommodation needs.
Perform program related work as required or as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee.