Elementary School/Middle School Counselor and Parent Education Coordinator
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.


The Elementary and Middle School Counselor and Parent Education Coordinator is a full-time position and includes responsibilities as the coordinator for the Parent Education Program, bringing in outside resources/presenters for students and parents and to support the development of a life-long foundation for wellbeing.. The Counselor reports directly to the K-8 Division Directors and Director of Student Wellbeing and Human Development. The Counselor works in collaboration with the Middle School Director, the Academic Dean, the MS Dean of Students and the Elementary School Director. The Counselor, who works directly with the Elementary and Middle  School staff, students, parents, and teachers, is the contact to outside resources for the emotional health and well-being of the students K-8. The Counselor is expected to model ethical and professional practices.


The Counselor plays a significant role in providing culturally responsive support for  the social and emotional needs and challenges of the students, parents and at times, faculty and is often called on to meet with individual students and parents as well as with groups of students in order to provide social/emotional support, assess needs, advise on challenges, and deliver referrals for professional therapeutic support. 




  • Work with individual students and their families on social, emotional, and behavioral issues that may affect their school experience.

  • Support teachers, students and families with crisis interventions and referrals.

  • Advise faculty regarding individual student issues, classroom behavior management ideas, and interventions, etc.

  • Collaborate with outside professionals as needed to support students and families.

  • Serve as a resource for parents, students, teachers and administrators for referrals and community resources.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Student Wellbeing and Human Development, facilitate student support groups addressing issues of body image, self worth, respect and boundaries, identity, conflict resolution, loss/change, stress management.


  • Attend weekly Leadership Team Meetings.

  • Participate in weekly Staff Meetings

  • Attend and Represent Elementary and Middle Schools at Independent School Counselor Meetings

  • Participate in support  team meetings, strategizing supportive interventions for students with serious academic and/or behavioral challenges

  • Provide feedback and support to teacher with regard to social-emotional environment, climate and culture in classroom

  • Serve as Coordinator for the Parent Education Program which includes bringing in outside resources/presenters for students and parents, scheduling and planning Parent Education events.

  • In collaboration with the Administrative Team, conduct weekly Student Study meetings with teachers and administrators in order to discuss and plan to support high-need students


  • Coordinate grade level seminars regarding Values Identification and Formation, Consent and Harassment, Growth and Development/Healthy Sexuality, Cyber Safety, Drug Ed.

  • Serve as liaison to service providers within the community

  • Develop and coordinate workshops and discussion groups for parents parallel to student seminars.

  • Master's Degree Required in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Related Field

  • 3+ years school working in a school setting

  • Licensed Mental Health Professional.

  • California State School Counseling Certification preferred, not required.

  • Positive attitude, excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than the first date of work, and to receive any and all COVID-19 vaccination boosters recommended for fully vaccinated persons by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and/or the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, unless employee requests and the School grants an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for employees disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete New Roads' online application, upload cover letter and resume at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=56645&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09