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School Counselor Position

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Ghent, NY, USA

Full time


Dec 16

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking a school counselor for the remainder of our current academic year (2021-21) and beyond. This position works primarily with our high school and middle school students but is also a resource for our lower grade classes. The hours for this position are flexible and will be for 20-30 hours each week (50%-75% of a full-time position).

Applicants should have an educational background in psychology, social work or school counseling and must have a valid clinical license (LCPC, LCSW, PhD, PsyD) for New York State. Candidates should have a warm and non-threatening conversational style, an ability to relate well with younger children, an appreciation for the adolescent years of child development, good communication skills, and an interest in Waldorf education. We are seeking candidates with some experience of restorative justice and non-violent communication work who might be a resource to teachers as they navigate difficult conversations with students and parents. Ideally, applicants should have at least 2 years of professional counseling experiences and have spent time working in a school setting. We seek colleagues who have a committment to engaging in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work that is so necessary in our age.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley of New York State, our school is ideally situated on a 900-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by beautiful views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. Both natural beauty and cultural riches surround us, providing wonderful opportunities for our students, families, and teachers. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City. The school is a branch of the Hawthorne Valley Association (HVA), which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including the Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farmstore, a Farm Apprenticeship program, a Farmscape Ecology Program, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-training program, Adonis Press, and a Place-Based Learning Center.

Please email a letter of interest along with a resume to:

Karin Almquist
School Director

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