The Park School of Baltimore seeks candidates for a full time Middle and Upper School Counselor beginning in the Fall 2018. An orientation compatible with Park’s commitment to progressive educational practices is essential.
The Park School employs two full-time Middle and Upper School counselors who work closely to support the student body. The primary role of the school counselor is to support students in their social and emotional development. This happens through a variety of ongoing prevention programming efforts. When students are struggling, the school counselor’s responsibility is to provide counseling support through informal assessment, short term individual and group counseling, case coordination, and crisis intervention. The school counselors consult and collaborate regularly with parents, faculty, administration, and external support providers to best meet the needs of the students in the school setting.
The Park School of Baltimore is a non-sectarian, independent, co-educational day school of 840 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Head of School is Daniel J. Paradis, appointed in July 2008. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from pre-school through high school, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Park salaries and benefits are competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
A $5.6 million endowed program, established in 1989, supports summer professional development work by faculty. This program provides full salary and benefits for work on group or individual projects. Approximately 40% of Park faculty participate in FACA projects each summer. Projects are selected through a formal, competitive review process.
Under current policy, faculty who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. (Faculty children must meet the same standards for admission as all other applicants.) During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for financial assistance through Park’s need-based Tuition Assistance program.
Please send letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
FAX (410) 339-4125
The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, race, color, sex/gender, national origin, citizenship status, religions, disabilities, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws.