Compensation and Benefits:
* Salary is competitive with other area independent schools.
* Full medical, dental, vision benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after one year of employment.
* Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day.
* Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Who we are:
Founded in 2012, the Episcopal School of Los Angeles is an independent, co-ed, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Forty percent of our students’ tuition expenses is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This is a nearly unparalleled commitment in L.A. independent schools, which allows ESLA to recruit and enroll an uncommonly diverse student body that reflects the vibrant character of our city—bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook. For further information about the school, please visit es-la.com.
Who we’re looking for:
ESLA is seeking a School Counselor who believes in and models ESLA’s mission and virtues. The School Counselor should actively build relationships with all members of the student body, find joy in the school community, exhibit an understanding of the function and nuance of confidentiality, and hold supreme the growth and wellness of every student. The School Counselor will have a mindset that demonstrates ESLA's belief that given access to a genuinely supportive environment all students have the ability to not only thrive but make a difference in their world as they passionately pursue their goals.
The ideal candidate has:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Distinguished service as a counselor
Eagerness to receive feedback and develop their individual counseling skills
Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with the different audiences in the community
A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to the discovery and development of ESLA’s Root Work initiatives
Demonstrated success in meeting the needs of an ethnically, culturally, socioeconomically, and linguistically diverse student body
An ability to recognize an area of need, and independently draft initiatives to address these areas.
Strong organizational skills in addition to a thorough understanding of documentation processes
About the Position:
This position that reports directly to the Director of Student Affairs and is also responsible to the Director of Student Affairs. The School Counselor is an advocate for the student body as a whole. The School Counselor supports and partners with various administrators assisting and handling various administrative duties and student issues as needed. The School Counselor collaborates with other colleagues to develop programming and procedures that support students’ social-emotional development and well-being. The School Counselor should expect to carry a caseload of at least twenty students.
Provide small group and individual counseling for students in sixth through twelfth grade.
Assist in the development of social-emotional goals for students with Learning Plans.
Work to ensure that all students meet social-emotional goals on an annual basis.
Develop a system to track and document students' progress towards their social-emotional goals.
Facilitate communication between students, parents/families, and ESLA regarding students’ social-emotional growth and progress.
Collaborate with ESLA teachers to write end-of-year comments that address students’ growth.
Consult with school staff and parents regarding students’ behavioral, and social/emotional needs.
Provide recommendations as appropriate
Support the Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life in organizing and building out ESLA’s SEL program.
Collaborate with the Director of Student Affairs to develop an ESLA-specific self-harm and risk assessments.
Coordinate the implementation of crisis management procedures when members of the administrative team are unavailable.
Establish school-wide presentations for faculty, parents, and students regarding social-emotional topics.
Conduct student classroom observations alongside the Learning Specialist.
Partner with community agencies to make appropriate referrals for students and families.
Foster a school climate that enhances community and student growth.
Consider themselves a master relationship builder and mission-centered culture-shaper.
Actively participate in and attend staff/faculty meetings on a weekly basis.
Steward student culture in alignment with ESLA’s mission and administrative vision.
Maintain a professional demeanor in all communication and interactions with students, faculty, parents, and any other member of the ESLA community.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
ESLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law.
All or most of the following:
A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, education, or psychology required
A desire to work in a creative, collaborative, innovative environment
Candidates will preferably have 3+ years of teaching experience, or a CA counseling/social work credential
Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Korean (speaking, reading, writing) is preferred, but not required
Certification in non-violent crisis prevention and/or behavior intervention is a plus, but not required
Please send a cover letter and the following information with subject line “School Counselor” to [email protected]
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
A written statement describing:
1. Why you are interested in the position
2. What do you anticipate the biggest challenges will be for this role and why do you think it is worth doing
Serving students in 6-12th grade, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market.