Psychologist - TECH Freire Charter School
Position: Psychologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Student and Family Counseling
Job Location: TECH Freire Charter School
Beginning: Aug 01, 2019
Deadline: Sep 01, 2019**
District: TECH Freire Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 215-557-8555
Job Description:
Director of Student and Family Counseling
Freire Charter Schools is currently seeking a full-time Director of Student and Family Counseling this position is open immediately. Freire team members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of our diverse student population. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the emotional needs of students, often through drop-in, emergency counseling
  • Handle mental health emergencies as they arise and follow up appropriately to ensure students are receiving proper care
  • Regularly communicate with staff and parents/guardians regarding students’ emotional needs
  • Form a partnership with field placement supervisors at local colleges to recruit and supervise graduate level counseling interns
  • Lead a team of approximately 10 counseling interns
  • Assign students to counseling interns as needed and ensure that students’ emotional needs are being met
  • Meet with counseling interns individually for weekly for supervision per their graduation requirements
  • Complete all paperwork required from the colleges’ internship programs
Freire Team Attributes
We are looking for forward-thinking staff passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of our diverse student body.

Our teammates:
  • believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure that students not only get into college but graduate from college.
  • believe that student achievement can be measured in tangible ways.
  • believe that constant self-reflection and growth is essential to improve their craft.
  • and believe in actively building a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative school community.
Successful candidates will have the following attributes:
  • Master's degree, preferably in counseling or a counseling-related field
  • Minimum three years experience working in the counseling field
  • Experience working in a school setting
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or related field preferred, will consider applicants working towards licensure.
  • Awareness of mental health supports available in Philadelphia.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, and the ability to engage students, parents, colleagues, and community members in supporting youth development
About Freire Schools
Freire Charter Schools opened their doors in Philadelphia in 1999 as a catalyst to the accountable schools’ movement that has taken place across the region since then. Since Freire’s founding the network has achieved excellence for our children through a rigorous college preparatory program and a commitment to peace and nonviolence in our community – both within our walls and beyond. Across our four campuses in Philadelphia and Wilmington our teachers now serve over 2,000 students in grades 5 - 12.
Freire students beat local, state, and national averages year after year in their college persistence rates.  In each graduating class, 89% to 92% of all of our first-year college freshmen return to college for their sophomore year, compared to just 69% nationally. Our growth mindset is deeply rooted in all we do. We are safe, we are real, and we need you to push us even further!
Freire offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to developing all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in the nation.

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