The School Counselor supports students in grades K-12 in their social, emotional, and academic development throughout the school year. This role is a full-time position beginning in August 2024, reporting to the Head of School, and is a key member of Hill School’s Leadership Team. With empathy and understanding, this individual will have a strong presence in the school by working directly with students, collaborating with teachers and administrators, providing social and emotional support, and partnering with families to ensure students’ growth and well-being. The School Counselor will demonstrate a commitment to comprehensive and integrated social and emotional programming for all Hill School students.
About Hill School
Hill School of Fort Worth is seeking a compassionate and driven individual to step into the role of School Counselor for a student body of children with learning differences. Located in southwest Fort Worth, Hill School is a non-profit, private school currently serving 100 students in grades K-12 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, high-functioning ASD, and other learning differences. Our dedicated 30-member faculty enjoys small-group instruction in core subject areas to ensure that all students have an opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Students also explore interests and affinities through athletics and fine arts. Hill School’s mission is to partner with families to provide an education for students who learn differently by addressing the needs of the whole student in a supportive environment.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Integrating social and emotional learning in all aspects of students’ lives at school and providing support via classroom participation, small groups, and one-on-one meetings
- Collaborating with faculty and administrators to create support plans for students
- Modeling an appreciation for student well-being and the connection between emotional health and intellectual growth.
- Providing essential assessment and support in situations related to mental health and executive functioning, whether proactive or responsive to a student’s needs
- Partnering with parents to determine appropriate next steps and referrals, such as outside counseling or therapy services, to aid in student development
- Building strong, intentional relationships with students, families, and professional community members through individual interactions, participation in divisional activities, and community events
- Establishing and maintaining connections with outside providers and managing individual crisis intervention
An ideal candidate will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and experience in a school setting. The School Counselor will communicate clearly, consistently, and effectively with colleagues, students, and families. Enthusiasm, optimism, empathy, patience, punctuality, dependability, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor are all ideal traits that will ensure success in this detail-oriented environment.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and educational leadership philosophy to:
Head of School