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Director of Counseling
When passion and impact come together, an institution becomes more than a place to work. As many of our teachers and staff will tell you, Flint Hill is a place where they are challenged and inspired, and yet it still feels like home. At Flint Hill, we believe in redefining what educational excellence looks like. Always curious, every day, we ask questions like, “Imagine if?” and, “What’s possible?” And we encourage our students to do the same.
The Director of Counseling supports the experience of Flint Hill students and faculty and embraces the mission, vision, and core values of the school, the Flint Hill Statement of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Portrait of the Flint Hill Student. The Director of Counseling is responsible for leading the school’s JK-12 clinical counseling department, supervising all student social, emotional, and mental health-related services, and creating developmentally sound programs to foster an environment in which students can experience successful academic, social, and emotional growth. The Director of Counseling reports to the Head of School, is a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and supervises a five-person counseling department. This position is a full-time, exempt benefits-eligible, 12-month staff position.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Lead, supervise, and manage a five-person clinical counseling department, including coordinating weekly departmental meetings, supervising counselors seeking state licensure, and managing and directing the counseling budget.
Provide ongoing evaluation and clinical assessment of students that are referred by faculty, staff, parents, and students (including self-referrals).
Establish and maintain departmental case management and record keeping policies and procedures in accordance with clinically accepted standards and practices.
Maintain appropriate and accurate student mental health records in keeping with record-keeping policies and procedures.
Provide crisis intervention, as needed.
Make referrals for outside psychological treatment or evaluation.
Act as case manager for students receiving psychological treatment.
Carry a cross-divisional caseload of students
Serve as team member of the Student Support Team (SST), assuming a case manager role for SST students, when appropriate.
Collaborate with the admission team to develop messaging about Flint Hill support services.
Review admission files for new students and attend admission committee meetings to provide insight about social-emotional preparedness for admission to Flint Hill.
Collaborate with the admissions teams to o plan for a supportive onboarding for all newly admitted students, particularly those who have identified needs for extra support.
Assume a supervisory role in monitoring student medical leaves that occur due to mental health needs as approved by the assigned school counselor.
Provide consultation to parents around psychological issues.
Conduct and facilitate family meetings when appropriate.
Provide consultation to faculty around classroom-based behavioral/developmental issues.
Assess overall morale of the student body to determine timely and relevant programmatic needs.
Meet and collaborate with Division Directors.
Attend quarterly meetings of the Headmaster’s Council to advise and make recommendations regarding the contract renewal of struggling students.
Serve as a member of the Crisis Team.
Manage and support all administrative duties relevant to the Counseling Department.
Work as a group member in a team-oriented community.
- Master’s degree in Counseling, School Counseling or related field in addition to supervisory, management and budget administration experience.
- Current License in Professional Counseling or Clinical Social Work and at least five years of experience working as a school counselor at a lower, middle, or upper school level with increased levels of responsibility preferred.
- Experience using leading technologies such as Google Suite and Apple applications and products.