Maclay School seeks a positive, self-motivated person to complement its Guidance Department. The Director of School Guidance provides leadership through the development and implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program aligned with Maclay’s mission and values to promote academic success and social/emotional health ensuring equity and access for all students.
A minimum of three years school or school related experience
Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling with School Counseling (Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker or other related discipline); License preferred
Valid State of Florida Teaching/Counseling Certificate
Deep knowledge of Social Emotional Learning Components
A. Essential Duties
Oversees the implementation of a data-driven, comprehensive multi-tiered school counseling program for all students PK3 – 12th Grade.
Spends a minimum of 70 percent of time providing direct services and 30 percent indirect services.
Direct services include, but are not limited to, school counseling core curriculum, individual counseling and student planning, classroom lessons, small group counseling, and preventative and responsive services.
Indirect services on behalf of students include, but not limited to, referrals for additional assistance and consultation/collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders to create a learning environment promoting educational equity, access, and success for every student.
Oversees and delivers evidence-based programs that promote students’ development of essential mindsets and behavior standards
Creates yearly, data-driven goals that advance student outcomes in areas of social/emotional development
B. Promoting Positive School Climate
Works in collaboration with the school leadership team to ensure a safe, supportive, and respectful school climate that promotes the social/emotional and academic development and success of all students.
Fosters family and community partnerships to support the social/emotional and academic development of all students.
Infuses cultural competence, ethical and professional competencies in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the comprehensive school counseling program.
Provides preventative education and skill building along with counseling for students during times of transition, separation, heightened stress and critical change.
Uses appropriate responses and a variety of intervention strategies to meet the needs of the individual, group or school community before, during and after crisis response.
Supports the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and tiered intervention strategies, and collaborates with both school-based and community mental health providers to enhance student success.
C. Leadership and Advocacy
Develops and communicates a school counseling mission statement that is specific, concise, clear and comprehensive, describing a school counseling program’s purpose and vision of the program’s benefits for every student in alignment with the school, district and state missions.
Analyzes and reports outcomes of the school counseling program and goals, which are presented in the context of the overall school performance.
Uses legal and ethical decision-making based on standards and principles of the school counseling profession.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed on-line application at www.maclay.org/employment to Susie BakerLapp at email@example.com and Cristy Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
**It is the policy of Maclay School not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.**
About Maclay School
Maclay School is a private, independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on 100 beautiful acres in northeast Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building. It is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop the inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom. A group of parents founded the school in 1968 naming it in memory of Alfred B. Maclay, Jr., a World War II veteran whose mother was a major benefactor. The 2016-17 school year will be the 49th year for Maclay, now under the leadership of James Milford who is in his third year as Head of School.