School Counselor/Learning Strategist

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Westside / West Hollywood
Discipline: Leadership
Reference: P0153
Job Published 01st Feb 2019

Job Description


Start date: August 2019

About the school
A college preparatory, co-educational, independent day school that serves a very diverse population of students in grades 9-12, supported by a generous program of Moderated Tuition. Since their opening in 2005, enrollment has grown steadily to 260 students, who are drawn from over 50 different middle schools and over 45 different zip codes in greater Los Angeles. 
Both tuition and salaries are competitive with other Los Angeles- area independent schools. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and holds institutional memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, and the Council of International Schools.
Overview of the Position
The counselor will be responsible for supporting students who are facing social and emotional challenges and will partner with the Dean of Students and Assistant Head of School to help students thrive in our dynamic community. The counselor also will work with teachers to help support them in their work with students, and help them develop strategies for working as effectively as possible with students in and out of the classroom.
Key Responsibilities
  • Guide the development and implement a competitive school counseling program that focuses on and promotes students’ success - including leading the 9th - 12th-grade Health and Wellness program/SWAT student leadership team
  • Value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students
  • Ensure equitable access to opportunities and rigorous curriculum for all students
  • Provide direct support services through structured conventions
  • Provide group or individual responsive services for community members
  • Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Interpret tests and study student educational testing results
  • Oversee all PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP SSD process
  • Serve as a key member of the Student Services Team
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience working in this capacity at the high school level and have a deep knowledge of current research and best practices in the field. A masters degree is preferred. In addition, we are looking for genuine colleagues - thoughtful, energetic and passionate individuals and all-around "school people" who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant community. Love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.