Position Description: School Counselor
Location: Oak Hill School, Eugene, Oregon
Reports to: School Directors
Salary Range: $35,000 salaried with 10 or 12 month pay option. 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:
- ∑Coordinate ongoing systemic activities to assist students in establishing developmentally appropriate personal and academic goals.
- 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 Hillís Sexual Education Curriculum.
Education and Experience
- Bachelorís 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.
- Letter of interest
- Three references
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.