Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, NJ seeks a full-time Middle School Guidance Counselor for the upcoming school year.
Connect with students across grades 5-8 about individual, personal, and community issues;
Build empathy with every student in caseload with individualized, nuanced understanding;
Partner with administration and parents;
Support in-classroom social-emotional learning initiatives across all grades;
Demonstrate warmth, collegiality, humor, and industry in interactions with students and colleagues;
Use responsive counseling strategies to establish relationships and collaborate with educators, students, families, and community partners which reflect recognition of and respect for each individual;
Assists families in obtaining services for their children through an appropriate referral and follow-up process
Collaborate with teachers to bring social-emotional learning into every classroom
The ideal candidate is:
The consummate “people person” who can warmly and authentically relate to students, colleagues, and parents with equal grace, comfort, and personability;
Enthusiastic about working collaboratively with a team of peers;
Eager to create opportunities for social-emotional learning, inside and outside of the classroom;
An excellent communicator with superior interpersonal skills, in person and in writing
A masters degree or MSW and guidance experience preferred, though all candidates are encouraged to apply to