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Lower School Counselor

Lower School Counselor

George Walton Academy (GWA) provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose. GWA is an independent, Pre-K-12, independent, college-preparatory school located on 62 beautiful acres in Monroe, Georgia, less than one hour from the state capitol of Atlanta.

George Walton Academy seeks an experienced Lower School Counselor.  The ideal candidate for this position will be skilled in counseling at the lower school level to work with grades K3-5th.

The counselor will work to build a strong foundation of social and emotional skills among our lower school students, equipping them for success in the classroom and in all aspects of their lives. Responsibilities to include:

• Provide individual counseling, small group counseling, and display comfort with parent/family communication.

• Collaborate with classroom teachers and assist as necessary with classroom behavior or parent-teacher conferences.

• Teach Social/Emotional Lessons on a rotation schedule. 

• Consult with Student Success Team. Attend meetings to discuss successes and barriers, assess progress, and collaborate for students with diagnosed learning differences.

• Collaborate with Director of School Counseling. Attend weekly meetings to review cases, discuss and implement programming goals, and monitor program data.

• Maintain updated referral resources for educational assessments and private therapy as needed.

• Identify at-risk students using program data and student records and review of specialized evaluations. Utilize data to develop student intervention plans, giving special attention to social-emotional development.

• Respect and uphold professional standards regarding the confidentiality of student, family, and school concerns.

• Engage in professional development, continued education, and stay up to date on local legal and ethical considerations within school counseling. 

• Maintain and utilize program specific data and student records to support students, families, and school counseling program.

• Additional duties as assigned may include occasional lunch duty and carpool duty.

Minimum candidate qualifications:

• Must hold a Master’s Degree in school counseling or related field. 

• Must be reliable, a self-starter, well-organized, and a strong communicator.

Full and Part Time Options will be considered for the right candidate. 

Please email cover letter and resume to Jenny Duke at

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