LEAF Academy is looking for a Community Counselor who will provide support students’ mental health and learning needs, and social emotional learning. Aid students in the process of adjusting to the academic and boarding environment. Foster self-awareness, self-acceptance and self regulation skills to increase resilience.
Counselor roles includes:
Provide psychological interventions including counseling to students.
Collaborate with teachers and advisors and provide updates on students if appropriate.
Participate in weekly Wellbeing team meetings.
Participate in development and provision of the comprehensive wellbeing program.
Be an ongoing resource for advisors, teachers and parents in understanding adolescent development and specifics concerning mental health and special needs.
Provide overnight on call support/ crisis intervention along with other counselors on a rotating schedule.
Participate in annual review of the Wellbeing team processes and protocols.
Partake in Academy activities.
Work collaboratively with counseling, teaching and advisory staff on supporting individual student’s learning needs.
Maintain contact with external providers regarding students’ progress, behavioral and learning needs.
Contribute to identify students who may need to be assessed to determine special education eligibility
Provide assistance with academic and transition plans for students as appropriate.
Develop and present workshops relevant to academic and wellbeing needs of students, staff and parents.
Passion for LEAF Academy’s mission and vision, alignment with LEAF’s values
Good listening skills, patience and ability to connect with our target age group
Self-starter, comfortable with a rapidly-changing environment and capable of working well under pressure
Prior experience working as a counselor, psychologist with adolescents
Experience working with High School students
Graduate degree in counseling or psychology
Postgraduate psychotherapy training is a bonus
If you look for routine position and best tangible perks, LEAF Academy may not be the best place for you. If you search for opportunity to follow your personal desire and mission, we can offer:
Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!
Professional team environment: You will become part of a diverse and supportive team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st Century Education.
Challenging assignments: We are an entrepreneurial organization. On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You have a chance to bring and immediately implement new ideas