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Napa, CA, USA

Job Type

Part Time

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

  • 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.

About Us

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.

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