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Cherry Hills Christian School

Job Opening: Full or Part-time Upper School Counselor

by | Jul 11, 2021 | Employment Opportunities

CHC is hiring an Upper School full or part-time Counselor to join our administrative staff. The successful candidate will divide his or her time equally between administrative tasks and providing students with guidance and support. He or she should be available to support students who need help with social stress, provide short term individual/group counseling for students regarding school-related concerns, assist in implementing a social-emotional curriculum for students, equip staff and families with appropriate mental health resources and any other issues that might emerge during the school year. If you want to join an educational environment that truly values its students and employees, we are excited to talk with you.

Supervisor: Director of Upper School

Position Type: Full or Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Hours Per week: 32

Salary range: $34,000 – $48,000

Benefits: Eligible Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Responsibilities

Model a Growing and Vibrant Relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live the life we are inviting others to live
  • Manifest the fruit of the Spirit in work habits and relationships
  • Pursue spiritual growth through community and daily devotions
  • Embody other-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Demonstrate Commitment to Cherry Hills Christian School

  • Be an active, engaged member of the school community
  • Attend and serve at school-wide, all-hands-on-deck events (Examples: Meet & Greet, Back to School Night, Open Houses, etc.)
  • Accept and uphold CHC’s Teacher Essentials and Essentials of Faith

Efficiently Build and Maintain Counseling Support

  • Assess school-wide needs using formal (data collection/evaluation) and informal (teacher consultation) means
  • Plans and facilities the delivery of Upper School social-emotional learning curriculum
  • Gathers information about students using interview, case history, observational techniques, and attending RTI/PLT meetings
  • Provides short-term individual and/or group counseling for students regarding school-related concerns
  • Collaborated with administrators, teachers, and staff on student needs
  • Utilizes evidence-based tools to respond to student safety concerns on-site during school hours and facilities the referral process
  • Provides training to staff regarding counseling issues (confidentiality, mandatory reporting, general psychoeducation, suicide prevention)

Cultivate Positive Relationships with Children and Families

  • Develop and maintain rapport with students and parents
  • Represent Cherry Hills Christian in a favorable and professional manner
  • Provides referrals, parenting resources and psychoeducation to families
  • Advocates for the importance of mental health through parent and community communication (Lion’s Link, Counselor’s Corner, Parent Council)
  • Creates opportunities for informal interactions and availability to students as needed
  • Ensures accurate and timely response to communication requests
  • Respect professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents or staff including maintaining confidential documentation of direct counseling services according to the HIPAA standards
  • Pray for the children and families you serve

Other Administrative Leadership Responsibilities

  • Is knowledgeable of Cherry Hills Christian policies and procedures, assists with day-to-day operations
  • Understands and implements all building emergency procedures
  • Understands supervision and how to lead in a positive manner

Demonstrates a Commitment to Growth

  • Utilizes educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Attends department and all-staff meetings
  • Maintains professional network with outside providers and other school counselors
  • Is dedicated to on-going professional development regarding mental health trends and resources

Model Servant Leadership and Exhibit a Helpful, Joyful Attitude

Perform Other Duties and Tasks as Assigned

Results

Thriving and flourishing counseling team
Evidenced by achieving growth as a staff member and collaboration with staff

Highly engaged student and classroom support
Measured through staff and student feedback

Administrative Responsibilities Completed in a Timely, Accurate Manner

Well-Executed Logistics Resulting in Great Experience for Teachers, Students and Parents
Evidenced by regular parent, student and staff communication and feedback

Effective Child Safety and Security
100% faculty and staff trained and 100% adherence to safety policies

Relationships

Director of Upper School: The Upper School Counselor reports directly to the Director of Upper School. He/she will be expected to be coachable, available and responsive while striving for a healthy Christ-like relationship characterized by love, truth and unity. He/she learns from and is responsive to the Director of Upper School. The Upper School Counselor should comply in a godly and humble manner with all efforts from the Director of Upper School to evaluate, train, equip and develop him/her as a staff member.
Administrative Staff: The Upper School Counselor should collaborate with all other CHC Administrative Staff, serving as a resource and encouragement to them and partnering with them effectively to achieve maximum impact.

Teachers and Teacher Assistants The Upper School Counselor should embody and exhibit servant leadership in all interactions with team members, envisioning, equipping, and empowering them to make the greatest impact possible for students and families.

Children and Parents: The Upper School Counselor should embody and exhibit servant leadership in all interactions with children and parents, seeking to serve, support, and reflect the love of Christ to and for them.

Spiritual Gifts

God equips every Christ-follower with spiritual gifts to serve and strengthen the body of Christ and to partner with Him in the advancement of His kingdom.

The following spiritual gifts are recommended for this role: Service, Administration and Care.

Competencies

Motivating Others: A person who is skilled at motivating others creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

Organizing: An individual who is skilled at organizing can marshal resources (people, funding, material or support) effectively and efficiently, orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, and arrange information and resources in a useful manner.

Planning: An individual who is skilled at planning accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; and evaluates results.

Stakeholder Focus: Someone who is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; gets first-hand information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with stakeholders in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.

Qualifications

  • A growing and evident commitment to Jesus Christ and a Biblical lifestyle that exhibits conduct consistent with CHC’s Essentials of Faith and Teacher Essentials
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional (or Candidate for Licensure)
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Willingness to pursue higher education and continue progress in career development
  • Must have a flexible attitude with a servant’s heart
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Join the CHC Team

To be considered for this position, please provide a resume, a cover letter that includes your personal statement of faith and details any experience you have with technology, and a copy of your transcripts if applicable.

Please scan all documents and email to applychcs@chclions.org. Please note that job candidates must pass all background/reference check requirements successfully.

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