Counselor and Learning Center Coach
Mission: We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion.
The White Mountain School seeks a full-time Counselor and Learning Center coach to begin duties on August 1, 2021. This is an incredibly exciting time to be working at The White Mountain School. Because of our small size, rural location and our courageous, compassionate culture, we know we will emerge from Covid stronger than ever before. Throughout the pandemic, reckoning on race, and political unrest, what has remained core to our culture and identity is this: we take seriously the idea that education must be driven by student inquiry, inquiry that extends beyond the classroom to the dorms, the playing fields and to the mountains, and that social emotional well-being must be a priority. We anchor learning in topics that are relevant– to students and the world — and then create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students and faculty are seen, valued, supported and engaged.
WHO ARE YOU?
At your core, you know that supporting students can and must be both joyful and relational. Your active engagement in conversations about equity, belonging, and social justice and your multicultural fluency informs your work and guides your interactions. Deeply curious and resilient, you are excited to ask questions and seek answers: How might we inspire students to increase what they see as possible within themselves? How might we care for , support, and educate the whole student? You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work.
You also are able to support a range of students’ social-emotional needs, both individually and programmatically. In the role of Student Counselor and Learning Center Coach, you would:
Provide 2 sections of academic coaching and support
General Student Assistance Program (SAP) responsibilities, including:
Counsel 20-25 students in our SAP program
Serve as part of the SAP Team which meets weekly to coordinate care, provide and get consultation, and establish effective interventions.
Be available should a mental health crisis arise for a student on or off campus.
Contribute to the implementation of Prevention Seminars/Workshops as appropriate
Engage the entire campus community in building a culture of health and wellness designed to support student success
Coach or lead 2 of 3 seasons of co-curricular activities
Advise 5-6 students
Advise 1 night of dorm duty per weekday and 1 weekend of dorm duty per five weeks
Teach 2 week-long Field Courses
Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field and/or 2-4 years of experience working in a counseling setting
WHO ARE WE?
The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our co
About The White Mountain School
WHO ARE WE?
The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our commitment to competency learning and emergent curricula, as well as through our Episcopal heritage, we tackle topics of social justice and environmental sustainability head on, developing in our students the capacity to be curious, courageous and compassionate community members. We nurture a vibrant and diverse campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in all aspects of learning and living.