Middle School Counselor -- Visitation Academy

Visitation Academy is an independent Catholic school offering a coeducational Montessori program in Grades Toddler through Kindergarten and an all-girls environment in Grades 1 through 12. Visitation Academy is the ministry of the Sisters of the Visitation, whose way of life expresses the spirituality of the founders of their Order, St. Francis de Sales and St.Jane de Chantal. These saints encouraged all to “Live Jesus” with optimism, gentleness, humility, joy, and liberty of spirit. “Live Jesus” illustrates the essence of the Visitation charism.

Visitation Academy is seeking a Middle School Counselor for Grades 6-8 beginning July 1, 2018. The Middle School Counselor works collaboratively with administrators, faculty, Upper School counselors, and parents in providing a comprehensive counseling program. A team approach is used in student support, fostering a shared view of academic, cognitive, social, and emotional perspectives. The Counselor is a visible and active presence throughout the school and in the classroom. The Middle School Counselor reports to the Middle School Principal.

A master’s degree in school counseling, social work, educational psychology, or a related field is required.  The ideal candidate for this position is a practicing Roman Catholic, has a minimum of five years of experience teaching and/or counseling in the middle grades, excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and work confidentially and effectively with faculty, students, parents, and staff, and a commitment to advancing Visitation’s mission.     

Please send a letter of interest and resume to resume@visitationacademy.org by March 16,
2018 in order to be considered for this opportunity.