School counselors support the education of the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, and physical development. College counselors at private/independent schools assist parents and students in the complicated college application process, including standardized testing, financial aid, and more. College counselors need to support students both with the technical aspects as well as managing the stress of this time.
We work with counseling candidates from the elementary level through high school including Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, College Counselors, Assistant and Associate Directors of counseling services and college advising.
In a private/independent school, counselors find a school community that is committed to high standards and students' long-term success. The small class sizes allow for personal interaction and relational learning. Counselors can truly get to know all of their students as well as others throughout the school community. The community is what private schools are all about.
Independent school counselors typically deliver individual and group counseling as well as classroom guidance lessons. Counselors work with staff, students, parents, teachers, and outside professionals to provide educational, social, behavioral and personal counseling to students.
School counselors typically require a certification in counseling.
• Degree(s) in School Counseling, Clinical Social Work, or related field with emphasis in counseling and/or education
• Enthusiasm for working with students in an independent, private, boarding or college preparatory setting
• Experience working as a counselor or college counselor in a secondary school or in admissions at selective liberal arts colleges and universities.
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Are you interested in helping teachers find great jobs? Southern Teachers is currently accepting applications for a Placement Counselor, and three part-time College Recruiter positions in Charlotte, Nashville, and Philadelphia.
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