• Pine Crest School
  • Fort Lauderdale and/or Boca Raton
  • Mar 07, 2023
Full time Counseling

Job Description


The Counselor provides information, support, and guidance to students, parents, and teachers in an effort to promote emotional health and well-being as well as academic success for our students. Our approach is student-centered, focusing on the development of coping skills, responsible behavior, and proactive interactions. The Counselor works in continuous collaboration with the Division Head and Assistant Division Head. 

Essential Job Functions 

  • Supports the School’s mission statement and the philosophy of the department and adheres to School policies and procedures, including but not limited to what is outlined in the Faculty and Staff Employee Handbook

  • Collaborates with the Head and Assistant Head of Division to address divisional and individual student issues 

  • Has a thorough understanding of childhood development with strong clinical skills as well as an understanding of the needs of students 

  • Offers support and guidance to both teachers and parents through conferencing, student observations, individual behavior modification plans, and recommendations 

  • Counsels both individuals and student groups on a variety of topics including but not limited to maintaining friendships, recognizing positive and negative behaviors and how to react appropriately, coping with stress 

  • Monitors student overall wellness and/or achievement; work with teachers to support students

  • Meets with parents as needed to foster a collaborative approach to student success

  • Supports students and the School with crisis intervention 

  • Researches, offers, and leads programming for parents and/or faculty, as requested by the Division Head 

  • Maintains and coordinates standardized testing schedules and students’ test results

  • Creates encouraging and celebratory messages for students on divisional morning shows

  • Co-plans monthly Community Building Assemblies 

  • Assists with the Character Education Program 

  • Assists as needed with Admissions testing 

  • Collaborates with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Committee; observe students in and out of classroom environments, assist with recommendations for classroom teachers and parents and coordinate the implementation of ADA accommodations within the Division 

  • Serves as a member of the K-12 Counseling Department; work to facilitate cross-campus programming for all divisions

  • Assists with requests for records made by students transferring from Pine Crest School 

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Supervisor or their designee