School Counselor/Psychologist

The Montessori School of Raleigh is a competitive, Independent School in the Triangle area, offering an authentic Montessori and IB program to students 18 months to 18 years. MSR is accredited by AMS and SACS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org.

The School Counselor/ Psychologist will work with students, faculty, staff, and parents to promote the social, academic, and emotional success of students. The ideal candidate will promote a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home, school, and community.

Responsibilities
Lead the development of advisory programming and lessons that promotes the health and wellness of each individual student and the community as a whole
Identify students in crisis or those at-risk to guide emergent problem-solving by faculty, staff and parents
Provide responsive services—such as individual and small-group counseling—to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns
Serve as a resource and consultant for faculty, staff, and families on mental health, adolescent psychology, social-emotional growth, and learning differences
Conduct in-service and parent programs as requested
Provide referrals to outside services and collaborate with school staff, parents, and outside professionals/agencies in planning to meet the needs of individual students
An enthusiastic commitment to school life and to the unique mission of the Montessori School of Raleigh
Possess a sophisticated and current understanding of selective college admissions and financial aid.
Along with the other school personnel, educate families about various colleges and universities, the college admissions process, admissions trends, financial aid applications, St. John’s Prep college application procedures, and standardized testing options
Work closely with college representatives and visit college campuses to establish and maintain strong relationships with college admission staffs.
Create and maintain thorough and timely reports, data, and other related records
Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Administration

Qualifications
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work; must possess or have the ability to obtain North Carolina State Certification
Prior experience in school guidance, counseling adolescents, and/or college counseling
Working knowledge of the Common Application and standardized testing programs including ERB, ACT, SAT, PSAT, and IB.
Deep knowledge of young adult development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in the field
Knowledge of differentiated instruction based on student learning needs
Ability to interpret educational and psychological testing results and help others utilize such data
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to excel in a team environment
Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
Child-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative
WORK HOURS: Teacher work day plus evenings and other times needed to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, testing and other responsibilities.