Trinity Hall seeks a full-time School Counselor for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year. This is an interim position, with the opportunity to continue to serve the community in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The School: Trinity Hall is an independent, all-girls school that educates and empowers young women in the Catholic tradition through an innovative college preparatory program grounded in our four core values of leadership, respect, perseverance, and faith. Trinity Hall prepares each student to achieve her full potential as she embraces her place in the world. Trinity Hall is located at 101 Corregidor Road in Tinton Falls, NJ. Trinity Hall serves students in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties.
Trinity Hall emphasizes an inquiry based approach to learning in all of our academic courses, with a focus on critical thinking, problem solving and project based learning to build collaboration, communication, and critical thinking within an academic community focused on a growth mindset.
The School Counselor is a member of a two-person team that responds to individual students’ mental health needs and contributes to building a healthy, safe and productive school community that supports students’ intellectual, emotional, social, and physical wellness. Her/his responsibilities include the following:
Working collaboratively with members of the school community, especially as a key member of the school’s broader Student Services Team, to address students of concern and to share information about individual and collective student well-being.
Organizing and facilitating individual and small group counseling sessions with students as needed.
Collaborating with the College Counseling team to support students in their college application process.
Attending regularly scheduled faculty and staff meetings, grade level meetings, and student services team meetings.
Offering feedback and support in service of the school’s advisory program
Designing and implementing a variety of student, parent, and professional educational programming throughout the academic year.
Communicating appropriately with parents, teachers, and school leaders when concerns arise about the mental health of individual students and/or the community as a whole.
Making referrals to outside agencies and specialists as needed and ensuring appropriate documentation of therapeutic relationships, release forms, etc. to effectively care for students on campus.
Maintaining contact with outside specialists caring for students.
Attending professional development workshops to remain current on topics related to adolescent development.
The school counselor reports to the head of school in the daily function of her/his duties and partners with the entire school leadership team and school and college counseling teams to effectively support each Trinity Hall student.
Successful candidates should have the following experiences, skills, and competencies:
A Master’s Degree in school counseling, social work, and/or a related academic field
Previous counseling experience in a secondary school
Keen awareness of the needs of adolescent girls
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Good humor and flexibility
Willingness to work with colleagues and students in a dynamic, collaborative setting
Empathy and ability to cultivate positive relationships, particularly with young people.
Discretion and sensitivity to maintain high standards of professionalism, to include responsibility for ongoing professional development and training (supported by the head of school and individual interest) in standards of confidentiality, collaboration, mandatory reporting expectations, etc.
Time management, flexibility to respond to emergent situations, and the ability to make good judgements and quick decisions
Comfort and facility with technology (e.g., Google applications, school information systems / learning management systems, etc.)
Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, a resume and a completed employment application to [email protected] indicating School Counselor in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please. All electronic applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match Trinity Hall’s qualifications will be contacted.
Our Mission: Trinity Hall is an independent, all-girls school that educates and empowers young women in the Catholic tradition through an innovative college preparatory program grounded in our four core values of leadership, respect, perseverance, and faith. Trinity Hall prepares each student to achieve her full potential as she embraces her place in the world.
Location: Trinity Hall is located in Tinton Falls, NJ, an area close to the beautiful Jersey Shore, parks and trails, and easy access to New York City.
Visit our website to learn more: www.trinityhallnj.org.