St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Lower School Counselor beginning August 2021.

As an episcopal school, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people, and the greater community.

Type: Salary

Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement

Minimum Education: Master’s degree in counseling, child psychology, or school psychology.

Under the guidance of the campus director, the lower school counselor is responsible for supporting children in grades PK-5 in their social and emotional development. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and work in close collaboration with students, families, and faculty in a warm, compassionate, and nurturing manner. He or she will have a strong understanding of child development, experience in a school setting, and a passion for working with children.

The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
• develop, guide, and augment the social and emotional learning program within classrooms by working with campus teachers and our tri-campus counseling team and by training new faculty members
• facilitate students’ development of social emotional skills and strategies
• observe and support students in the classroom and play settings, as well as lead social skills discussion groups
• assist teachers in developing and implementing strategies that promote social emotional health in the classroom
• collaborate and consult with school personnel regarding the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of the students, grade levels, and community
• participate in team meetings to review, plan, and implement classroom accommodations that create an optimal learning environment for children
• serve the social-emotional needs of children from families of different backgrounds, providing referrals and collaborating with outside providers
• develop and lead presentations for and conversations with parents on child development and parenting topics

Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.

Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Angie Simpson, Director of Human Resources, at asimpson@sgis.org or mail to 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017.