Overview

Responsibilities

  • Caseload Management: Maintain a caseload of approximately 5-7 students.
  • Educational Therapy Implementation:
    • Use the Educational Therapy Model during weekly counseling sessions, including executive function coaching and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to promote social, emotional, and academic skill development.
  • Student Counseling and Support:
    • Hold weekly individual and/or group sessions for counseling, academic, and social-emotional check-ins, and skill development.
  • Collaboration:
    • Actively collaborate on the development and implementation of students’ Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
    • Review and discuss student issues, profiles, and progress with team members.
  • Communication:
    • Engage with faculty, parents, and providers as needed.
    • Maintain ongoing communication with students’ parents, teachers, and mental health professionals.
  • Academic Monitoring:
    • Conduct regular reviews of students’ academic accounts to identify the need for academic interventions, teacher communication, and/or classroom observation.
  • Administrative Communication:
    • Maintain consistent communication with the Head of School regarding student, parent, and faculty issues.
  • Curriculum Development:
    • Develop and implement curricula for psychoeducation, social skills, academic/counseling support, and other therapeutic groups.
  • Group Leadership:
    • Lead or co-lead Spire Groups, including Know Thyself, Executive Function Workshop, process groups, parent-child groups, and more.
    • Design and implement summer therapy groups and curricula.
  • Prospective Student Inquiries:
    • Conduct initial phone inquiries and summaries for prospective students.
  • Testing and Class Support:
    • Serve as a proctor for testing and physical education classes as needed.
  • Additional Duties:
    • Fulfill other therapeutic and supportive duties as assigned.
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS):
    • Implement PBIS systems to improve school climate and foster a positive peer culture.

Requirements:

  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 2+ years of experience working with middle/high school students with social/emotional challenges.
  • Certification:
    • CT Certification required:
      • School Social Worker ()
      • School Counselor ()
      • School Psychologist

School Counselor preferred.

Greenwich Education Group operates special education schools that offer unique environments and curricula customized for the specific learning styles of our students. It contains three NEASC-accredited, co-ed, independent day schools, Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School, which offer Executive Functioning coaching, unique learning environments, and curricula designed to meet the needs of their students. New Story (the parent company) is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. 4o

Education Required

  • Bachelors or better in Education

Licenses & Certifications Required

  • Teacher – Gen Ed K-12

Skills Required

  • Classroom Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Lesson Plan Development
  • Student Information System