School Counselor


Oak Hill School is a small independent academically focused school located in Eugene, OR. The school has a K-12 enrollment of 200 students and is located on a 72-acre campus. Started in 1995, Oak Hill is the only non-religious independent school in Lane County, Oregon. Our curriculum includes 3 foreign languages K-12, robust Art, Music and Drama programs as well unique Outdoor Pursuits and Natural World programs. Our mission is to provide the best K-12 education, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers.

Position Description: School Counselor


Location: Oak Hill School, Eugene, OR

Schedule: Part-Time, .25 FTE – academic year appointment

Reports to: Head of School

Salary Range:$35,000 salaried; position is scheduled at .25 FTE or $8,750.FTE may vary.

Benefits: Employee-only medical, dental and vision insurance with family options. Holiday and PTO time. TIAA-Cref retirement available.

Oak Hill School seeks a collaborative, experienced school counselor committed to youth to deliver a program for student development within academic, personal/social and community involvement.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Individualized Planning

  • ·Coordinate ongoing systemic activities to assist students in establishing developmentally appropriate personal and academic goals.

Responsive Services

  • ·Collaborate with and intervene on behalf of each student whose immediate needs, concerns and problems are impeding their educational progress or well-being. This may include counseling in individual, small group or family settings and must be culturally aligned and affirming. This may also include referral for additional assistance and consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators, and community organizations. This may also involve crisis, tragedy or trauma response on a school or community level.
  • ·Counseling Individuals and small groups of students with problems related to academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans.
  • ·Consulting with teachers, staff, and parents regarding the developmental needs of students
  • ·Referring students with problems to appropriate program specialists or community agencies.
  • ·Implementing developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
  • ·Providing individual and group counseling to students with identified needs and concerns.
  • ·Consulting and collaborating effectively with parents/ guardians, teachers and administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
  • ·Implementing an effective referral and follow up process as needed.
  • ·Measuring the comprehensive school counseling program activities and sharing results with relevant stakeholders.
  • ·Monitoring student academic performance, behavior and attendance and facilitates appropriate interventions.

System Support and Integration.

  • ·Contribute knowledge, skills, and leadership to promote the integration of the counseling program framework, content, and resources into the overall Oak Hill Strategic Plan. Provide professional development to staff who deliver the program, pursue, and develop referral resources for student support and manage the counseling program through collaboration, effective communication, systemic planning, and continuous improvement.
  • ·This position may also support and/or roll out Oak Hill’s Sexual Education Curriculum.

Education and Experience

  • ·Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
  • ·Proven knowledge and expertise to effectively perform counseling in a school environment.
  • ·Demonstrate sensitivity/understanding of interpersonal relations with students and persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds required.
  • ·Leadership and Management skills highly desirable.
  • ·Three years teaching experience in a high school or college setting.
  • ·A positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality.
  • ·A willingness to collaborate and engage in dialogue about instructional practices with peers, and an interest in participating at a schoolwide level in activities is essential.
  • ·Skill in using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgement within established guidelines.
  • ·Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family or college while having the best interest of all individuals involved at hand.

Application Process

To apply, please email the following to with “School Counselor” in the subject line.

  • ·Letter of interest
  • ·Resume
  • ·Three references

Oak Hill School is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. Oak Hill encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

  • Oak Hill prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies

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