505 East 75th Street
The Lycee Francais de New York is seeking a Middle School Counselor to work closely with students in grades 6-9. The ideal candidate will be an experienced counselor who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students in a bilingual and multicultural setting. He or she will thrive when collaborating with others and be skilled at working with students, faculty and families alike.
Emphasis will be placed on counseling students on an individual or small group basis in the solution of personal problems as related to peers, home and family, health, and emotional adjustment. He or she should be available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
The ideal candidate must have a master’s degree in school counseling or be a licensed professional counselor or licensed master of social work. A minimum of five years of experience as a Middle Years Counselor is sought. Experience in an independent school is preferred. The ability to speak French is highly desired.
He or she will be a collaborative and supportive member of the school community who, while demonstrating other important qualities:
- Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences
- Provides a safe environment for students
- Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality
- Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental
- Adheres to all school policies and procedures
- As needed offers support during after-hours
- Likes to work with people and create solutions
Essential duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Student Specialized Support, and working within the Specialized Support team, the essential duties and responsibilities of the Middle School Counselor will include:
- Maintaining a caseload and provide counseling services for students
- Providing individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive and remedial needs of students
- Consulting with parents, teachers, school administrators, or social workers regarding student adjustment issues
- Identifying and using clear protocols and processes for assessing and supporting students in need, students in transition and safety concerns
- Providing resources and referrals to students, parents, faculty and staff
- Conducting group sessions with students based on needs assessments
- Collaborating with other members of the school team engaged in work related to student support and advisory to develop and conduct staff and parent training on topics ranging from learning differences, student motivation and peer relations to identity development, psycho/social/sexual development and study skills
- Facilitating peer mediation.
- Maintaining records, confidentiality and ethical conduct consistent with established professional standards
- Serving on the Student Support Team, as well as attending all Y6 to Y9 grade-level advisory team meetings
- Responding to school crisis and emergency situations by collaborating with the Director of Student Specialized Support, the Director of Student Life and the Director of Secondary and others as needed
- Working with teachers to develop learning and behavior plans to address specific student learning, emotional, behavioral, and social needs
- Interpreting psycho-educational testing results or other metrics and making recommendations for action based upon these results to teachers and parents
- Adhering to ethical standards of the counseling profession, and abiding by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern the schools
- Participating in professional associations and developing professional knowledge and skills as needed
- Performing other duties as assigned
The LFNY does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, sex, age or sexual orientation in employment, admission of students or in providing its services in any manner.
Level of Language Proficiency
The ability to speak French is highly desired.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online by using this link www.lfny.org/hr/teaching.