Fairfield Country Day School is looking for a dynamic, caring individual to serve as the school counselor starting in August 2020. Founded in 1936, Fairfield Country Day School is an all boys day school serving 210 students in Grades K–9 and is located in the Greenfield Hills section of Fairfield, CT. Successful candidates will possess a dedication to collaboration and a flexible approach to working with teachers and families to help every boy strive toward his full academic and personal potential. Fairfield Country Day School values diversity and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates of underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The School Counselor works closely with the School’s three Division Heads and reports to the Head of School. Responsibilities include the following:
counseling students regularly to support their social, emotional, behavioral, or educational needs
making recommendations to families about additional outside support and being the primary school contact for students’ outside care providers
in conjunction with school leadership, helping build and teach a social-emotional learning curriculum
working closely with teachers to determine student needs and offer guidance about ways teachers can best support students
leading professional development for faculty around social-emotional needs of students
offering ongoing education and resources to the parent community
attending faculty meetings in the lower, middle and upper school divisions
partnering with the administration on school policies around mental health, bullying, and mandated reporting
assisting in the event of a crisis
interpreting neuro-psychological evaluations
participating actively in the life of the school; depending on the needs of the school and interest of the candidate, there may be opportunities for additional teaching, coaching, advising, chaperoning, club leadership, and other activities.
The ideal candidate will:
be a certified school counselor or have an advanced degree and and license in a related field (e.g. psychology, social work, counseling)
have at least three years experience providing counseling support to boys ages five to fifteen
be interested in collaborative work within a school community and have experience with developing and teaching a social-emotional development curriculum.
have independent school experience or familiarity (preferred)
bring experience in a clinical setting
Interested candidates should email a resume, reference list (if available), and letter of interest addressed to Jon Deveaux, Head of School email@example.com
About Fairfield Country Day School
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our school’s diversity––Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. FCDS is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.