Middle School Counselor

24 Days Ago Brentwood School Los Angeles, California, United States

Middle School Counselor

Brentwood School

Job Salary Range (in USD)
Job Category
Education Teaching
Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 90049
Posted : 2024-03-21

Brentwood School inspires every student to:
Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning.

Middle School Counselor

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a full-time Middle School Counselor to begin in August of 2024. We are looking for individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with experience in counseling middle school-age students, a master's degree or doctoral degree in psychology or social work, and appropriate licensure.

A successful candidate will:

  • Foster a culture of community and growth in the Middle School
  • Support programming that strengthens student commitment to the Core Values
  • Nurture the growth of emotional intelligence and character development of students
  • Demonstrate and promote a collaborative approach when working with faculty and staff
  • Support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs in meeting various school expectations
  • Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view

We are looking for individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with experience in counseling middle school-age students, a master's degree or doctoral degree in psychology or social work, and appropriate licensure.

In addition, a candidate should possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Deep understanding of and experience with school communities and school-based programs
  • Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations of counseling practices in a school environment
  • Experience and knowledge in specific fields that present themselves with this age group (e.g. sexual assault education/prevention, eating disorders, depression and anxiety)
  • An interest in and openness to professional development
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills
  • Systems for recording and organizing notes and files
  • Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency
  • Spanish proficiency or other multilingual ability is preferred
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Student Support Team
  • Support student mental health through assessment, counseling, and appropriate referrals
  • Work with the counseling team to create proactive programming to improve student mental health and increase awareness
  • Be accessible to faculty and parents/guardians for consultations
  • Collaborate with the Human Development team and teach a section of the course which includes units on human development, multiculturalism, and ethics
  • Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school
  • Serve as an advisor and sponsor a club or activity
  • Engage in professional and personal development and commit to growth in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Coordinate the advisory program in conjunction with the Assistant Director and other counselor
  • Participate and initiate opportunities that demonstrate one's growth, knowledge, and skills


While being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required, it is strongly recommended.


COMPENSATION: Brentwood School's employment requirements vary, from positions requiring no experience to those needing 20+ years of expert experience. Our salary range includes all levels of experience, from 90,000 - $120,000. Salaries are determined based on years of experience, education, full- or part-time status, the category of the role, and the number of months of worked per school year. Salary ranges do not include benefits, i.e. 403b retirement matching, paid lunch time, free breakfast and lunch, free parking, subsidy toward medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, and generous time off. The pay range is an estimate and is not guaranteed. If hired, your actual base salary will be determined by your education, experience, and category


About Us: 

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com.

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jill Bergeron

Middle School Director
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Fax 310-476-5844


Job Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
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