Mayacamas Charter Middle School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate founding Counselor for our Fall 2023 opening. The Counselor will work directly with students and staff to ensure that students’ social and emotional needs are met, providing one-on-one and group sessions and collaborating closely with teachers and other staff.
The Counselor will have the following minimum qualifications:
Pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization in Counseling
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
Two or more years of prior counseling experience strongly preferred
Experience with trauma-sensitive practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, strongly preferred
Bilingual Spanish preferred
The primary roles and responsibilities of the Counselor shall include/but are not limited to:
Identify and provide intervention strategies for students and their families, including counseling, case management, and crisis intervention
Providing individual and small group counseling to students in need (prevention, intervention, as well as DIS counseling, if designated on student IEP)
Work collaboratively with SSPT, teachers/advisors and other support personnel regarding social and emotional needs of students
Collaborate with outside agencies and organizations to provide referrals for students and families to needed services (counseling but also health, housing/food assistance and other supports), and coordinating with foster/homeless youths’ social workers and other supports
Create and implement curriculum for Advisory regarding Social-Emotional Learning and collaborate with teachers to implement and differentiate as needed
Be available for contact with parents, students and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class, at night or on weekends (via cell phone or in person)
Counsel students to help them better understand themselves and others and to affect changes in behavior, attitudes, motivations, self-concepts, and other important areas of human behavior; assist students to plan realistic goals; help them discover their aptitudes and abilities, discuss goals and interests
Help interpret test results for students and parents
Provide individual and group counseling regarding issues of social emotional and personal adjustment
Maintain professional standards and school environment that is productive, safe and focused
Participate in Professional Development, including outside conferences
Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing MCMS (i.e., student recruitment, partnerships with outside community service organizations, etc.)
Other duties as may be assigned by the Head of School
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
We are a non-profit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation
Principals only. No recruiters please.
Thank you for your interest in this position.
Mayacamas Charter Middle School (“MCMS”) is a 6-8th grade public charter middle school that will build on the strength of the proven NTN Project-Based Learning Model while utilizing best-in-class curricular elements to meet the growing needs of Napa’s diverse community of families.