School Counselor Intern (2019-20 school year) (#265181)
Successful Qualities: Self-motivated, high energy, organized team player Outstanding communication with students, parents and administration Ability to leverage relevant technology to support instruction cooperation and collaboration skills with peers.
Information: Intern will have the opportunity to work with students from 6-12 grade implementing a comprehensive counseling and guidance program. Intern will work with two counselors and administration to address student needs and culture including group counseling, classroom guidance, PCCRs, etc. Our school has an experiential learning focus and a restorative justice framework for discipline. Intern will play an integral role in both of these areas. Next year will be our fourth year of operation and we will be submitting for our CCGP review in the spring. Intern will be directly involved with this implementation process.
Hope Squad: Hope Squads are suicide prevention programs where students are trained to be the eyes and ears of the school and to watch for at-risk students–provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. Hope Squad advisors train students through evidence-based training modules. Hope Squad members are empowered to seek help and save a life and are educated on how to recognize signs of suicide contemplation, and how to properly and respectfully report this to an adult. Hope Squads do activities throughout the year to provide the student body and staff with mental health awareness, promote contentedness, and promote kindness in the school.
Intern will be involved in the following programs:
Emotional Skills Group: Provide mental health education as well as empower students with skills that will help them improve their mental health and their resilience.
Social Skills Groups: Provide activities that empower students with improving their social skills among their peers, their teachers, and in life situations. These groups range in age and levels of function.
Individual Counseling: Meet with students regularly. Address concerns in their lives. Be a support system that they trust and feel comfortable to rely on, and empower them with skills to improve the situations in their lives.