Adjunct Counselor
Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for 600 students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region. We are just 90 minutes from Hartford, CT and NYC. There is a train that connects this region of CT to NYC that is 15 minutes from campus.

The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world. As of the 2019-2020 school year, 36% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.

Position Summary:
The Hotchkiss School seeks an independently licensed mental health counselor starting in September 2020. This is an adjunct, 9-month position, working virtually one day a week and existing in the Counseling Department and a part of the 24/7 Health Center, reporting to the Director of Counseling. As a member of the counseling team, the position works collaboratively with Health Center mental health counselors, consulting psychiatrist, and health center staff. Counseling responsibilities include providing individual and group counseling to students, communicating with parents, faculty members, outside providers, and performing effective case management services and case coordination. Excellent documentation is required in our electronic medical record.

In addition to working one day a week counseling students, attendance at weekly department meetings, and availability to consult with families and faculty as needed is required.

A master's degree in clinical social work preferred or an advanced degree in clinical or counseling psychology with a specialization in adolescent population and cultural diversity. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise in cultural and identity-based experiences and will have experience working with adolescents and families, with preference given to applicants with five or more years of clinical experience and familiarity with evidence-based strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed care.

-Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to provide culturally responsive treatment
-Experience with trauma-informed care
-Five or more years of relevant experience providing counseling services to adolescents
-Extensive knowledge of adolescent development and mental health issues.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
-Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
-Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations related to counseling practices.
-Commitment to the school’s mission, values, and vision.
-The candidate must obtain licensure within twelve months of working in CT State.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level.

Application Information:
Through our online application process, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and provide three references. Visit to apply.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.

Department: Counseling
Reports to: Director of Counseling
Schedule: Adjunct, academic year (9 months), administrative faculty
Travel: Rare

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Sara Chiarenza
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Rd
Lakeville, 06039-2130