The Hun School of Princeton seeks an experienced counselor to serve as its Middle School Counselor. Reporting to the Director of Personal Counseling and Head of Middle School. The Middle School Counselor is responsible for the Middle School Advisory Program and counseling all Middle School students (grades 6 to 8). This position is part of a collaborate team of Hun School counselors who are responsible for designing and implementing an effective support system for students at all grade levels as well as helping design and implement school-wide wellness and character education programs.
Providing individual counseling services to all Middle School students including partnership and communication with parents and mental health professionals in supporting student health;
Providing consultation to parents, faculty, and administration on student social/emotional/educational concerns and offering professional development opportunities for faculty in adolescent development and support;
Working with the ESL program, Academic Learning Center, and the school nurse when appropriate;
Managing the weekly advisory program, curriculum, and scheduling;
Leading weekly success meetings of Middle School faculty;
Coordinating and implementing Middle School parent programs in student wellness and character education;
Representing counseling services at admission and parent programs as well as with professional organizations;
Providing assistance with Grade 8 Transition Program;
Participating fully in the life of the School. Ability to coach one season is required.
The successful candidate will present the following qualities and experiences:
A master’s degree, preferably in school counseling or a related field;
Background in counseling students at the middle school or secondary school levels. National or state certifications preferred;
Familiarity with current trends in learning;
A genuine love of students and an interest in their growing and well-being;
Effective skills of leadership, administration, communication, and organization;
Self-motivation, wisdom, perspective, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills;
Ability to handle and protect confidential and sensitive information and records;
Ability to understand and deal effectively with students, faculty, parents, and staff from diverse backgrounds, hometowns, and countries.