School Counselor (Part-time)

Position Title: School Counselor (PT)

Date: June 24, 2024
FLSA Classification: part-time, salaried, exempt
Reports To: Director of Counseling


Solebury School (New Hope, PA) seeks a part-time, 10- month employee who is responsible for providing short-term counseling services to boarding students in grades 9-12 during the weeknight hours.   Approximate hours are 3:30-9 p.m., with flexibility on both time and nights (12-18 hours per week), plus be on call remotely every third weekend. This is a new position to support the school’s growing boarding population and as such, the framework will be coordinated with the Director of Counseling. This person will collaborate and consult with the Director of Counseling, parents/guardians and faculty regarding student academic and emotional needs as well as address and assess crisis situations regarding students. This position is open to be filled for the fall 2024 school year. While this is a part-time after-school/evening position, there is also an opening for a full-time school day counselor.

Essential Functions

  • Provide counseling to students on an as needed basis, both individually and at the group level
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual assessments
  • Child abuse reporting
  • Provide consultation to parents/guardians of Solebury students as needed (face-to-face or by phone)
  • Provide referrals to outside therapists and resources
  • Collaborate with Director of Counseling, teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians to develop appropriate and effective plans to meet the individual needs of each student
  • Collaborate and consult with school counselors and individual therapists in the community as needed
  • Lead faculty and community discussions as needed to enhance awareness around topics related to social and emotional well-being

Qualifications
Required

  • Master’s degree in school counseling, social work, or a related field
  • 1-2 years of clinical experience in a school setting
  • Desire and ability to work in the evening, plus every third weekend on call
  • A deep commitment to students’ social and emotional growth
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies
  • Ability to maintain composure, confidentiality, tact, sensitivity, and flexibility during peak stress periods and crisis intervention situations
  • Experience with multicultural counseling
  • Experience and comfort with neuro-diverse populations and LGBTQIA+ populations

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
  • May sit or stand for extended periods of time at a desk in front of a computer
  • Duties are performed indoors, usually in an office environment, and occasionally outdoors
  • Work nights and occasional weekends

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager via email to sfreer@solebury.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. 

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education.  We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 255 students in grades 9-12. 
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.