Choate Rosemary Hall seeks an independently licensed mental health counselor, reporting to the Director of Counseling. This is a full-time position with a start date of August 2022. The counselor will hold a caseload of high school students and be available to consult with families and colleagues as needed. The work hours will fall around the students’ needs and may include some evenings. Experience working with adolescents who come from diverse cultural backgrounds is required. Candidates who have experience working with individuals/adolescents with eating disorders or individuals/adolescents that identify as LGBTQIA+ are preferred.
The counselor is primarily responsible for providing direct therapeutic support and counseling services to students. As a member of the counseling team, the individual works collaboratively with other counselors, our consulting psychiatrist, and the health center staff.
The counselor’s responsibilities are as follows:
Direct Student Services (within the scope of the individual’s license, training, and experience):
- Completes clinical assessments;
- Provides individual and group counseling;
- Is available to respond to students’ emotional and mental health crises;
- Maintains electronic case notes and other documentation as required by State law and Health Services policies and procedures; and
- Adapts counseling techniques to ensure equitable and respectful care and support for students with diverse cultural beliefs and practices, from varied backgrounds, and with varying degrees of health and wellness literacy.
Collaborative and Consultative Services
- Practices as part of, and consulting with, our interdisciplinary, inter-professional team of mental health and medical professionals;
- Engages and collaborates with faculty members and administration;
- Consults and coordinates care with outside providers.
- Assists with community wellness programming.
- Master’s degree in a mental health discipline (e.g. psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work).
- Must be currently licensed by the State of Connecticut;
- Demonstrated experience providing licensed, direct psychological services to adolescents;
- Demonstrated understanding of and training in the delivery of culturally competent care;
- Experience in independent boarding schools or residential colleges preferred; Equivalent experience will be considered;
- Satisfactory completion of a routine background check.
Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.
For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate difference and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that living in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace them through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.
Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.