School Counselor

San Jose, CA

Job description

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time School Counselor!

Who We Are

BASIS Independent Schools is a network of PreK-grade 12 private schools raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. In five years, we have established leading private schools in some of the world's most dynamic regions, including New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent Schools is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!

What We're Looking For

The School Counselor serves as a resource to the school, focusing on both faculty/staff and parent support to assist with interventions in academic and emotional situations. This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school, and is responsible for issues relating to the well-being of the students at the school. The School Counselor will serve both the current Upper School campus in San Jose and the upcoming Lower School campus located in Sunnyvale, CA.

Your Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term school based counseling (individual or group setting)
  • Facilitate peer mediation and restorative conferences
  • Support the development and implementation of the social emotional learning curriculum across the school
  • Offer guidance and strategies to teachers and parents for supporting students with a variety of social and emotional issues, including implementing behavior plans as needed
  • Make recommendations for outside support on an as needed basis
  • Prevent, assess, and intervene in crisis situations
  • Act as a member of the school crisis management and response team
  • Create educational workshops for the school community on an as-needed basis
  • Assist the school team in reviewing requests for reasonable accommodations and, if appropriate, contacting their outside support specialists
  • Maintain accurate records when communicating with students, parents and teachers about intervention plans, reasonable accommodations and progress reports.
  • Build positive relationships within the school community

Position Qualifications

  • Possess a strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS Curriculum
  • Demonstrate the desired school culture by creating a joyful, loving, respectful, safe, and supportive learning environment and instilling a love of learning and an expectation of high academic performance in every student
  • Maintain high level of customer satisfaction by demonstrating active listening, empathy, problem-solving, follow-through and clear communication
  • Have an ability to build and strengthen positive relationships among students, parents, and teachers
  • Have an ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
  • Have exemplary organizational skills along with the ability to establish and manage multiple caseloads
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain patience, flexibility and a sense of humor

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling
  • Experience (3-5 years) working with middle and high school students in a professional setting
  • Individual must have a willingness to develop and implement a new position/program
  • Individual has a background with implementing or developing Social Emotional Learning Programming

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in school psychology or related field in clinical psychology or school counseling
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) or state-certified youth counselor
  • Experience as an independent school-based counselor

The Nitty Gritty

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
  • Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.

Note: Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.