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Middle School Counselor - Minnehaha Academy

Posted on 2024-06-10 4:15:14 PM

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Minnehaha Academy is a PreK-12th-grade Christian school and a ministry of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Our mission is to provide high-quality education integrating Christian faith and learning. Minnehaha Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include: * Provide short-term individual and small-group counseling about behavioral, emotional, social, and mental health issues * Participate in the creation of learning plans for students in need of accommodations * Consult with parents/guardians, teachers, support staff, administrators, medical professionals and community mental health personnel * Provide guidance and professional development opportunities to faculty and staff on topics such as behavior management, recognizing mental health or learning challenges in the classroom, building classroom community and growing resilience in children * Participate on the Middle School student support team by developing support interventions and serving as a point person for implementing support services * This role will have supervisory responsibilities of students Skills include: * Ability to establish strong and positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues * Strong leadership, collaboration, organization, and communication skills to lead a comprehensive school counseling program * Strong understanding of educational and psychological evaluation processes, career readiness standards, standardized testing, and data analysis * Knowledge of and ability to engage external resources, including mental health and community-based resources * Ability to facilitate dialogue between students, families, and school personnel to ensure that student needs are addressed proactively and positively Qualifications include: * Previous experience working with Middle School students in a school setting * Previous experience in developing strategic goals and managing complex processes * Demonstrated ability to work as a team member * State Licensure required * Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life Learn more about Minnehaha Academy and apply online by visiting our website at www.minnehahaacademy.net<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.minnehahaacademy.net%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C21d175dad81a4596e51a08dc89926a6c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638536509145784741%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=DShzKIRHbiKujANSniaku5H155nteyILdEOyY%2BGwbHM%3D&reserved=0> and include your resume as indicated on the application. Devin Ayers Middle School Principal Minnehaha Academy 4200 W. River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55406 ayersdevin@minnehahaacademy.net<mailto:ayersdevin@minnehahaacademy.net> Minnehaha Academy is an EEO/AA employer

Minnehaha Academy is a PreK-12th-grade Christian school and a ministry of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. 


Our mission is to provide high-quality education integrating Christian faith and learning.


Minnehaha Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year.


Responsibilities include:


  • Provide short-term individual and small-group counseling about behavioral, emotional, social, and mental health issues

  • Participate in the creation of learning plans for students in need of accommodations

  • Consult with parents/guardians, teachers, support staff, administrators, medical professionals and community mental health personnel

  • Provide guidance and professional development opportunities to faculty and staff on topics such as behavior management, recognizing mental health or learning challenges in the classroom, building classroom community and growing resilience in children

  • Participate on the Middle School student support team by developing support interventions and serving as a point person for implementing support services

  • This role will have supervisory responsibilities of students 


Skills include:


  • Ability to establish strong and positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues

  • Strong leadership, collaboration, organization, and communication skills to lead a comprehensive school counseling program

  • Strong understanding of educational and psychological evaluation processes, career readiness standards, standardized testing, and data analysis

  • Knowledge of and ability to engage external resources, including mental health and community-based resources

  • Ability to facilitate dialogue between students, families, and school personnel to ensure that student needs are addressed proactively and positively


Qualifications include:


  • Previous experience working with Middle School students in a school setting

  • Previous experience in developing strategic goals and managing complex processes

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member

  • State Licensure required

  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life


Learn more about Minnehaha Academy and apply online by visiting our website at

www.minnehahaacademy.net and include your resume as indicated on the application.


Devin Ayers

Middle School Principal

Minnehaha Academy

4200 W. River Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55406

ayersdevin@minnehahaacademy.net


Minnehaha Academy is an EEO/AA employer