School Counselor

Charles River School, Dover, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Charles River School is an independent PreK-8 school 16 miles west of Boston in Dover, MA that nurtures each student by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Offer expert consultation, direction, and support to faculty, staff, and families about children’s social-emotional growth and well-being
  • Attend RULER training and assist in implementation of the RULER social emotional curriculum
  • Meet weekly with Learning Specialists to follow student progress and plan support; provide consultation to Administrative Team as needed about students
  • Educate faculty and parents through short presentations and written pieces about current research and practice related to mental health and wellness in students
  • Provide occasional testing to better understand a child’s progress or needs
  • Lead psychoeducational and social groups with students as needed
  • Develop and deliver middle school Growth Education curriculum on topics such as substance use, social media, human sexuality, and emotion regulation
  • Evaluate students in crisis or at-risk and work with the Administrative Team to determine an appropriate intervention plan for students struggling with clinically significant mental health issues
  • Manage relationships with outside mental health providers
  • Foster a strong partnership between families and the school


  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or equivalent degree
  • Experience with elementary and middle school student populations
  • Experience with families and an understanding of family systems
  • Professional licensure
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and knowledge of best practices in anti-bias and multicultural education
  • At least three years of experience working with children and families in a school setting preferred

Please send cover letter and resume to and put “School Counselor” in the subject line. More information about the school can be found at

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