Counselor (Clinical)

(posted 4/13/20)

Clinical Counselor Position at Albuquerque Academy

Position Title:  Counselor 

Status:   full-time (40 hours/ 10 months)

Reports to:  CHD Chair & Division Head

FLSA Classification: Exempt-Professional


Albuquerque Academy, a co-ed, independent, college preparatory day school, seeks a counselor who will join a team of four licensed mental health professionals in August 2020. This team works in a variety of ways to promote the mental health and well-being of students at the school.  Our mission is one of excellence, opportunity, caring, and inclusion.  The counselor will work closely with students, parents, faculty, and staff in key areas: crisis intervention, short-term and group therapy, referrals to therapists in the community, and consultation with fellow counselors. Currently, health classes are offered in grades 8 and 10, and counselors are responsible for delivering and improving the health curriculum, which covers topics such as clarification of values, sexuality, substance abuse, developing healthy relationships, managing stress, and coping with anxiety and depression. Additionally, counselors present to faculty and parents on issues relevant to adolescent development. 

Albuquerque Academy has a diverse student body, comprising over 50% students of color and 28% students receiving financial assistance. We encourage applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.

This position is open until filled.

Essential Functions

· Works well under pressure and as part of a team

· Enjoys working with adolescent students and adults

· Maintains confidentiality

· Demonstrates strong listening, communication, and relationship skills

· Possesses expertise in working with diverse populations

· Demonstrates strong organizational and time-management skills

· Pays careful attention to detail and excellent record keeping

· Commits to being part of the larger life of the school 

· Seeks to develop professionally and model lifelong learning

· Creates an integrated 6-12 SEL program designed to nurture the whole child


· Bachelor’s degree 

· Licensure to practice as a master’s or Ph.D. level clinician 


· 5 years post-masters or 3 years post-doctorate experience

· Experience working with adolescents, ages 12-18

· Previous work in a school setting and teaching experience (preferred)

For more information, see the full description on the Albuquerque Academy website:

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