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Memphis University School, a school for boys in grades 7-12, is seeking a full-time Director of Counseling.
Mission Statement: Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition. For more than 100 years, MUS has provided Mid-South boys with unparalleled opportunities to develop intellectually, morally, socially, artistically, and athletically, becoming leaders equipped to turn ideas into action. Here students in grades 7-12 find a top-tier academic program, small classes with individual attention, a school community focused on an Honor Code, extracurricular activities with opportunities for leadership, and a sense of belonging within a fellowship of common purpose. We strive to uphold the principles that define and unite the MUS community: Truth and Honor, Scholarship, Service, Respect, Humility, Involvement, and Accountability. We aspire to be a community of mutual respect and concern regardless of individual differences and are committed to creating an environment in which every member is seen, heard, and valued. MUS encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences.
- Counsel full time (Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.).
- Manage the Counseling Department’s personnel and budget.
- Maintain a presence with students to support their overall well-being.
- Support new students in their transition to MUS.
- Provide individual and group counseling to students.
- Implement a social-emotional learning curriculum.
- Collaborate with the principal, academic dean, and coordinator of academic support.
- Offer parents guidance in support of students, including parent-education programs and referral to outside resources.
- Support faculty and communicate professional development opportunities.
- Support students outside the classroom by attending extracurricular activities.
- Collaborate with families, teachers, and administrators to facilitate student success.
QUALIFICATIONS - The ideal applicant should possess the following:
- A master’s degree in school counseling or related field.
- A minimum of three to five years of experience counseling adolescents (specific experience with boys preferred).
- Experience implementing social and emotional learning curricula.
- Experience working with students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
- Additionally, the candidate should possess the following characteristics:
Be approachable by students.
Be empathetic and understanding.
Commit to best practices in school counseling.
Be able to relate to and interact well with teenagers.
Be collaborative with colleagues.
Be able to interact and communicate well with parents.
Understand the importance of keeping information confidential.