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Director of Counseling Services

Posted: January 9, 2012

St. Mark’s School seeks an experienced, collaborative, dynamic mental health professional to serve as the school’s Director of Counseling Services beginning July 2012.

The Director reports to the Dean of Students, and provides leadership to and has responsibility for management of the daily operation of the Counseling Department. Important aspects of the position include promoting and supporting the maintenance of mental health as well as the prevention of mental illness. The Director is responsible for appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and referral activities for St. Mark’s students. She or he is responsible for direct and indirect care to students; the maintenance of health care records; communication with parents and outside providers; the management and supervision of staff caring for the students; policies and protocols relating to student mental health; and department operations.

Requirements include a Doctoral level degree in the mental health field and a minimum of five to ten years experience, or a Master's degree and ten years experience. A qualified candidate will have worked in a school setting and have some administrative experience. Familiarity with a residential setting is highly desirable.

St. Mark's School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, valuing diversity in its many forms. This commitment is exemplified in numerous ways, such as our welcoming Chapel program, our Pathways and STRIDE programs for students of color and international students, school representation at the People of Color Conference, a student-led Gay/Straight Alliance, a faculty-led Community and Equity Committee, and our Board of Trustees Diversity Committee. St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 340 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. The small size of the community, its ideal location, and its rigorous intellectual atmosphere make St. Mark’s a great place to live and work. The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance.

Interested candidates should direct a letter of introduction and resume to Michael Wirtz, Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty, St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough, MA, 01772, or via email to deanoffaculty@stmarksschool.org.