Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lower Division School Counselor

The Berkeley Preparatory School, an outstanding independent coeducational day school in Tampa, Florida, places an emphasis on academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility. Located on a gorgeous 80-acre campus and serving 1300 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, students of all ages exchange ideas and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development so that they may attain their highest potential. The school has built a national reputation for academic rigor and character development, and is very well regarded by the country’s most prestigious universities. It continues to enjoy full enrollment and is marked by a very strong positive school culture. Its faculty, staff, and student body reflect the diversity of the surrounding communities, and its active Episcopal affiliation focuses on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in the school’s vision statement: Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference. 

The Lower Division (PK-Grade 5) seeks an outstanding Counselor who has a demonstrated passion for working with children. He/she will:
  • Provide individual and small-group counseling to meet the developmental and emotional needs of students
  • Communicate and meet with parents regarding physical, social, emotional, or psychiatric concerns
  • Work closely with the Lower Division Learning Specialist and other members of the student support team
  • Refer to appropriate community mental health professionals when necessary; interview and review credentials of local professionals for possible referrals
  • Communicate with and support teachers regarding students with special social, physical or emotional needs
  • Act as a personal counseling resource for academic counselors and classroom teachers
  • Serve on all-school counseling team; consult regarding trends and sibling concerns across divisions
  • Serve on the Lower Division administrative team
  • Serve on the Crisis Management Team
  • Maintain detailed, accurate, and up-to-date records, and routinely update director
  • Coordinate Lower Division Health Support System; provide non-disciplinary pathway for addressing sensitive student health concerns
  • Serve on the Lower Division Admission Committee
  • Participate in and contribute to Parent Coffees
  • Participate regularly in continuing education opportunities; remain current in educational counseling practices
Although not required, the ideal candidate will have previous elementary school counseling experience and an advanced degree in school counseling.

Please email cover letter and resume to Hugh Jebson, Assistant Headmaster, at

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