The High School Mental Health Counselor is responsible for supplementing counseling support for students whom the counselors identify as needing more regular contact than the school normally provides. The High School Mental Health Counselor collaborates with the Director of Counseling (DoC) to schedule those students for 30-40 minute sessions approximately every two or three weeks. The position is part time, 5-6 hours, one day per week.
The High School Mental Health Counselor reports to and is accountable to the Director of Counseling and is appointed, supervised, evaluated and dismissed by the Principal in consultation with the Assistant Principal of Academics and the Director of Counseling.
Member of: Counseling Department and other committees as assigned by the Principal.
● Meet regularly with all students as assigned by the DoC.
● Keep confidential written records files and Powerschool logs on all students seen.
● Confer with the DoC and the students’ assigned counselor for smooth transitions of care and support.
● Make all required reports as a mandated reporter working with minors, in collaboration with the DoC.
● Uphold any and all professional and ethical standards, e. g., American School Counselor Association
● Collaborate with parents and guardians whenever appropriate.
● Collaborate with teachers whenever appropriate.
● Provide the family with referrals for long term therapeutic support whenever appropriate.
● Attend weekly Counseling Department meetings once per month if possible within the schedule.
● Have at least a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology or a related field, and a clinical practice license (e.g., MFT or LCSW). Special knowledge and experience in treating adolescent anxiety and depression are preferred.
● Exhibit professionalism, honesty, integrity and respect for everyone on campus.
● Possess professional skills including punctuality, appropriate dress, attention, and a positive attitude.
● Be self-motivated with a problem solving curiosity and a growth mindset.
● Have the ability to lift 50lbs.
● Have the ability to walk up and down stairs.
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