Careers at Carmel

School Counselor

The Carmel School seeks to hire a School Counselor to join its incredible team of compassionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable faculty and staff for the 2023-24 school year. The School Counselor will lead and promote students' social and emotional growth, character development, and overall well-being in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Those that thrive in our Pre-K–12, college preparatory, Christian school environment are mission-aligned, creative, possess a demonstrable work ethic that focuses on student success, and is remarkably fun to work with! Most importantly, however, our students need another individual who deeply cares about them. 

At The Carmel School, the School Counselor will be expected to:
  • collaborate with school administration (Head of Lower, Head of Secondary, and Director of Counseling) and staff to lead and promote the development of a positive student and school culture
  • develop and promote school programming around the social, emotional, health and well-being of our students
  • assist students with academic and emotional challenges, including crisis assessments
  • effectively communicate confidential information to various stakeholders
  • regularly lead individual and small group counseling groups, and classroom guidance lessons
  • lead small groups, workshops, and presentations to parents/teachers/students about relevant social/emotional topics
  • implement current best practices in school counseling and stay informed of local/regional counseling resources and professional networks
  • use data to jointly develop school counseling goals and responsibilities
Additional expectations and essential position functions can be made available upon request.
Please also note that a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in counseling is required and certification (in content area) is preferred. All employees must complete a criminal background check upon their official start date. 

Interested and qualified candidates must submit a brief cover letter, resume, and an Application for Employment (found on our website) to careers@thecarmelschool.org. Please note that copies of relevant licenses, certifications, and undergraduate/graduate transcripts will be required.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:
  • Promote and model the policies in our Student Handbooks (code of conduct, basics of student behavior)
  • Cultivate and inspire a community of positivity, character education, and healthy communication 
  • Coordinates 5th to 6th-grade transition activities with the Lower School
  • Coordinates 6th-grade Orientation activities
  • Administers Iowa Testing for students in grades 6 & 7
  • Provide individual and group counseling for students in grades K-8
  • Monitor student progress and communicate to necessary stakeholders
  • Provide classroom guidance activities with teachers on relevant topics to middle school students
  • Assist students with course scheduling
  • Assist new students with scheduling, shadowing opportunities, and orientation activities
  • Collaborate with the Admissions team on student placement
  • Serve on the Administrative Team
  • Serves on the school's Emergency Preparedness team and is a key behavioral threat assessment team member
  • Makes an effort to know every student and remains universally accessible
  • Consults, facilitates and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and staff while appropriately understanding confidentiality
The mission of The Carmel School is to prepare students for success in our ever-changing world by creating a community supportive of
academic, physical, and spiritual growth rooted in Christian values to instill honor and integrity.