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School Counselor: Early Childhood through Grade 8

Westside Waldorf School

Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

Full time


Jul 28

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Westside Waldorf School is seeking a professional School Counselor to help us optimize our attention to, and care of the social-emotional health of our 100 students.  The hours for this position are flexible and will be for 20-30 hours each week (50%-75% of a full-time position).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • work with school faculty and staff to develop plans for maintaining the well-being of individual students and of the student population as a whole
  • Participation in the Student Support groups
  • collaboration with teaching staff, students, and parents to determine how best to meet individual students' needs
  • provide short term behavioral, social, and emotional counseling to students
  • submit referrals to outside agencies as necessary for students' well-being
  • complete regular reports for services provided
  • Collaborate with public education systems on IEPs

 Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Master’s Degree in a mental health field required
  • valid clinical license (LCPC, LCSW, PhD, PsyD) for California (not required but strongly preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience working as a counselor with youth
  • a warm and non-threatening conversational style, an ability to relate well with younger Flexibility in working with classroom teachers and their students
  • Success in working in a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to self-manage in a fast paced environment
  • Open and supportive of Independent Schools
  • Ability to respond promptly and calmly to crisis
  • Ability to create and maintain referral list
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Empathy and sensitivity to others' needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication
  • Experience in restorative practice a plus
  • Knowledge of Waldorf school philosophy is preferred and/ or an interest to study Waldorf education
  • An understanding and appreciation for child development 
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