Stoneleigh-Burnham School, an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced Director of Counseling Services for the 2021-2022 academic year, effective August 2021. Stoneleigh-Burnham School, the first girls’ school in New England to offer the IB Diploma Programme, is committed to excellence in teaching and holds high standards for its faculty.
Located near the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley, a short drive from the Five College Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst College), Stoneleigh-Burnham attracts students from the local area and around the world. Our mission centers around helping girls discover and use their authentic voices. Employees who thrive at SBS are deeply passionate about girls’ education, are collaborative colleagues, are excited by professional growth, and are committed to fostering an inclusive community.
Full-time, 10-month position
Provide short and longer-term individual and group counseling to adolescent students
Hold a regular caseload of students and be available to support all students with unexpected situations that may arise day to day
Work in close collaboration with the Health Center, Dean of Students office, and Academic offices; serve on the Student Services team
Lead/coordinate the mental health crisis response protocols
Support faculty, deans, houseparents, and other professional staff with any mental health related questions or concerns in their work with students
Coordinate care for students with other clinicians and mental health services as needed
On call for emergencies
Adherence to record-keeping protocols and follow-up procedures
Review Admissions files for incoming students and consult with Admissions office as needed
Read/interpret testing reports and advising on behavioral/academic plans as needed
Participate fully in daily school life as a visible, engaged presence in the community
Collaborate with Middle School and Upper School deans to address social-emotional needs and support community building at grade-level meetings
Other responsibilities may include training student leaders, helping students mediate conflict, and occasional student/faculty discussions or trainings on adolescent issues
Licensed or license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Master's in clinical social work or an advanced degree in clinical psychology or counseling psychology preferred
Minimum of five years of previous counseling experience
Demonstrated investment in campus life and making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents
Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community in a boarding school environment
The ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and outside professionals
Commitment to school-wide initiatives, including ongoing professional growth and development
The desire to work in a boarding school community
Ability to be responsive and stay calm in crisis; aware of mandated reporter status and related obligations (?ling 51A, making safety plans, coordinating with outside clinicians)
Foster an environment in the counseling of?ce of warmth, support, accessibility, and safety
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:
Stoneleigh-Burnham strives to cultivate an inclusive community and diversify its faculty and staff; candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the community are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience. Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an academic community that fosters an international perspective. We inspire girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity. Each student is challenged to discover her best self and graduate with confidence to think independently and act ethically, secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard.
To learn more about Stoneleigh-Burnham School, please visit our website: sbschool.org
About Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Located in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley, a short drive from the Five College Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst College), Stoneleigh-Burnham attracts students from the local area and around the world. Our mission centers around helping girls discover and use their authentic voices.
Stoneleigh-Burnham strives to cultivate an inclusive community and diversify its faculty and staff; candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the community are encouraged to apply. Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.