Paideia is a progressive pre K-12 college preparatory school in the Emory University area of Atlanta. The high school enrolls approximately 465 students. The high school curriculum consists of extensive offerings in English, social sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, natural and physical sciences, art, and music. Class size averages fifteen students.
The role of the faculty is to help students acquire the skills, information, and attitudes that will enable them to have productive and satisfying lives. We cultivate social and personal skills and emphasize student responsibility. While academic achievement varies, the pool of talent is deep and most students are highly motivated. The personal and engaging culture of the school creates a strong community and a good place to learn. The relationships between students and teachers are strong.
For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on both social and emotional learning with rigorous academic offerings and opportunities for extra curricular learning, please visit our website at www.paideiaschool.org
Duties and Responsibilities
High school students are making a transition into adulthood and often need guidance making complex decisions. Students are navigating academic, peer,parental, and societal pressures as they face the school day and beyond. Our job as teachers and counselors is to help them make this transition.
We have 2 full-time High School counselors who are integral to the high school administrative support team. They work closely with students, families, teachers, and the high school administration. They provide a proactive program that includes direct student services such as: group activities or instruction, and individual student planning. Our high school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist families and students in seeking outside resources. They can offer short term counseling for students and can work with families on outside long term counseling solutions for students.
We are looking for a candidate who is trained in child and adolescent development. Minimum requirements would be a Master’s Degree in counseling or related area and licensure, as well as at least 5 years of relevant experience. Applicants should also have experience working with outside mental health providers.
The focus for this position will be in the high school (grades 9-12) as well as some support for the junior high program. School experience is preferred, but not required for this position. The High School counselors will also have the opportunity to teach a class either during the Long Term or Short Term semesters. Collaboration with teachers, students, families and the HS administrative team is a fundamental part of this position.
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 19, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.