Middle School Counselor

  • Franklin Road Academy
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Mar 12, 2024
Full time Counseling

Job Description

Job Description and Qualifications

Franklin Road Academy is seeking a Middle School Counselor with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. A strong knowledge base of current best practices in the field of counseling young learners is essential for this position. The strongest candidates will have experience as a school counselor and will hold a Bachelor’s degree in school or professional counseling. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred but not required. 

 

Responsibilities

·         Develop and maintain a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventative in design, developmental in implementation, and supports middle school students in the areas of academic achievement, conflict resolution, and personal and social development

·         Listen to and provide counsel for students’ and families’ academic, social, or emotional concerns

·         Designing and implementing ongoing parent education opportunities around current trends and topics affecting adolescent students

·         Guides, coordinates and supports school staff in implementing division-wide advisory programs

·         Work with students in one-on-one and small group formats to address social concerns

·         Communicate efficiently and effectively with all members of the school community

·         Assist the leadership team with student and community concerns

·         Establish and maintain a strong network of local mental health professionals and agencies and assist families in obtaining services for their children through an appropriate referral and follow-up process.

·         Assesses student needs and makes referrals to appropriate school resource personnel, social agencies, community agencies and alternative programs.

·         Uses responsive counseling strategies to establish relationships and collaborate with educators, students, families, and community partners which reflect recognition of and respect for each individual.

·         Intervenes during crisis situations and participates on school crisis team

·         Communicate regularly with the division leadership team

MISSION


Franklin Road Academy provides a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian Community with an unwavering commitment to develop leaders of integrity and purpose.


We will:

Inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning through a dynamic academic program which will prepare them for success in life;

Encourage students to discover their passions through opportunities in academics, the arts, athletics, and servant leadership;

Nurture leaders of integrity, guided by Christian principles, compelled to lead lives of compassionate global citizenship.