Guidance Counselor

Yeshiva University | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 3/17/2023

Guidance Counselor


Job No: 496580 Index 871201


Work Type: Staff Full-time


Department: YU High School for Girls


Location: YU High School for Girls, 86-86 Palo Alto Street, Holliswood, NY


Categories: Student Services


Position Summary:


The YU High School for Girls seeks a Guidance Counselor to provide students with both individual and group counseling support.


Come join a committed, caring, talented faculty in delivering 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 ideal candidate is a warm, creative, charismatic individual who loves working with high school students and has expertise in and passion for helping adolescents navigate their high school years. This position will work as a member of a collaborative team in the counseling department and will work closely with High School Administration. The ideal school counselor will provide students with both individual and group counseling support. Exemplary candidates will have a record of or be open to using student data to design and implement successful social-emotional lessons and grade-wide programming targeted to students' needs. Strong candidates will have strong verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidates have demonstrated success in partnering with learning support staff and families.


This position will have an estimated start date of 9/1/2023.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Provide short individual counseling on a regular basis for students including scheduling needs, social/emotional support, educational/study skills guidance, co-curricular coordination.
  • Serve as a case manager for students on their caseload to oversee a holistic approach to supporting the student, including interfacing with students' parents/guardians, caregivers, teachers, learning specialists, ESOL specialists, outside professionals and administration as needed.
  • Help students resolve teacher and classroom concerns and assist students in developing advocacy and problem solving skills.
  • Complete student observations, interpret behavioral data, develop functional behavior analyses, and behavior intervention plans.
  • Further develop and implement social-emotional and health and wellness curricula.
  • Work with educators to integrate social-emotional/values-based curricula into all content areas.
  • Work with administration to register students, design individual schedules to meet students' holistic needs, and balance classes.
  • Create parent programming to help support parents around major issues that students are encountering including social media, mental health, etc.
  • Welcome and assist new students and their families as they integrate into the School community.
  • Attend weekly grade level meetings to collect and provide information pertaining to individual students, student groups, and/or grades as deemed necessary and appropriate.
  • Meet weekly with learning specialists to review student information and progress to determine action plans and student support.


Experience & Educational Background:


  • M.Ed. School Counseling or an MSW is required, as well as three to five years of related professional experience in a middle/high school setting.


Skills & Competencies:


  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal, technology and organizational skills, as well as experience in guidance/school counseling or social work.
  • Experience in using PowerSchool and Schoology preferred.
  • Knowledge about Jewish values and traditions a plus, but not required.


Salary Range:




About Us:


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.


We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Application Instructions:


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Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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