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School Counselor


Position Type Staff
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 02/14/2020

SEATTLE ACADEMY is a dynamic community that challenges students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world. This mission comes alive in our urban school setting where we serve grades 6 – 12 in a vibrant, independent school environment. Our teaching philosophy is geared toward our mission and guiding principles of Culture of Performance, College and Life, Know the Kid, and Inclusive Community.

We invite you to join us at SAAS as part of a four-person counseling team, responsible for helping to oversee mental health services at Seattle Academy. Successful candidates should possess a Master’s level mental health clinician experience level with experience working with children and/or adolescent populations. We look forward to you joining our team for the 2020/21 school year.

As a Counselor at SAAS, you will:

  • Meet the emotional and physical needs of a diverse student and parent body;
  • Maximize the quantity and quality of student school time by reducing the incident of health problems which impair or prevent learning;
  • Facilitate the highest degree of independent functioning possible for students we serve;
  • Have a student caseload;
  • Work with faculty, staff, and families around student mental health concerns;
  • Respond to acute mental health crises during the school day;
  • Be an integral part of a team responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating school suicide prevention training;
  • Collaborate with mental health clinicians working with our students; and
  • Work closely with Division Leadership and Learning Support in a holistic approach to student care.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle and upper school-aged students;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, good judgment;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups - teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams;
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solver; and
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.

Seattle Academy provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws. SAAS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume via email only with the subject line School Counselor to resume@seattleacademy.org.

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