High School Counselor

Charles E Smith Jewish Day School | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 5/09/2024

Join our CESJDS community which boasts a committed, caring, talented high school faculty and staff who deliver an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education. Together, we ensure a vibrant Jewish future through the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values.


The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates to fill the position of High School Counselor for the 2024-2025 academic year. Counselors work with faculty, family and outside providers to determine student needs, facilitate communication, and recommend how to best support students in the classroom.  The individual oversees the emotional, social, and behavioral health and well-being of individual students in the High School. They will join an existing team to ensure that the School meets the needs of the student body and addresses the collective wellness objectives of the community.


  • Establish relationships with students and serve as a case manager and consultant to support parents, teachers, learning specialists, ESOL specialists, outside professionals and administration regarding strategies to assist students.
  • Provide short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, social/emotional and academic support.
  • Help students resolve teacher and classroom concerns and assist students in developing advocacy and problem solving skills.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students and other school counselors in support of students’ well-being. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Health & Wellness and support their work integrating social-emotional/values based programming into the Middle and High Schools. 
  • Serve as a member of the Student Review Team
  • Assist new students and their families as they integrate into the school community.
  • Make recommendations for outside mental health support, when appropriate.  

CESJDS Counselors:

  • Appreciate and respect high school-aged students as diverse  learners and individuals through challenging and joyful moments alike.
  • Collaborate and communicate clearly with a broad range of constituents, including students, parents, colleagues, mental health providers, partner organizations.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Show excellent initiative, flexibility and follow through



  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related mental health field required.
  • Preferred minimum of three years of related professional experience working with students.


Work Environment: 

  • Staff may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the counselor is required to maintain a professional environment.
  • In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.

We invite qualified candidates to consider becoming part of our counseling family  and our community and learn more about working at CESJDS at https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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