The Middle School Counselor works with the school’s 6th through 8th graders and with the rest of the middle school leadership team, as well as supports a faculty and staff of 30. Reporting to the Director of Middle School, the counselor serves on the Student Support Team.
Specific responsibilities of the middle and upper school counselor include, but are not limited to:
Utilizing clinical knowledge and constructs to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside professionals to establish developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting students academically, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally
Intervening when a student or students require responsive services, including counseling, consultation, referral, and/or information
Providing parent education that deepens parents’ understanding of Wildwood’s programs as they relate to advisory, decision-making, health and wellness, and parenting
Teaching middle and upper school components of the health curriculum; educating students about healthy decision-making, especially with regard to choices surrounding tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and sex
Interfacing as necessary with outside mental health resources as well as local and state agencies responsible for providing services to children in need
Core responsibilities of all Wildwood School administrators include:
Actively participating in and contributing to the daily operation of the school
Supporting the work of recruitment, retention, evaluation, and support of faculty
Designing and implementing professional development opportunities
Designing and implementing parent education programs; and participating in the admission process (namely interviewing and serving on the admission committee)
Wildwood School seeks an ambitious, confident, friendly, and highly organized independent school thought leader with:
Experience as a school counselor
Degree(s) in psychology, social work, counseling, or related relevant discipline
Exceptionally strong organizational, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work
Wisdom, judgment, and patience
Superior skills in project management and systems implementation.
A strong work ethic
Genuine care for and inclination toward middle and upper school students
Proven success working with parents and an excellent sense of humor
Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 725 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood School is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.
To learn more about Wildwood School, visit our website at www.wildwood.org.
Wildwood School is an equal-opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available people in every job.
Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other cons...ideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.