Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Job Opening for a Temporary School Counselor

Are you on the School Counseling track?

If you or someone you know is looking for the opportunity to work as a temporary school counselor, please review the job opening below at Lycee Francais de Chicago.


Lycée Français de Chicago is seeking a Secondary School Counselor to provide direct services and support to middle school and high school students. This position is a temporary leave replacement, beginning early October and lasting for approximately ten to 13 weeks. The counselor is part of the Student Services Department, which includes a Reading Specialist, two Learning Specialists, and the Primary School Counselor.

Lycée Français de Chicago is an independent nonprofit school serving approximately 720 students pre-K to grade 12 from over 30 countries. The mission of the Lycée is to educate children with a rigorous dual language curriculum grounded in the French educational system, complemented by a strong American program and the International Baccalaureate, within an engaged multicultural community that encourages students to become responsible global citizens. Founded in 1995, the Lycée holds a prominent place among French schools nationwide and is an international leader among Chicago's prestigious independent schools.

Direct Services: The school counselor provides services to students in 6th – 12th grade, including:

 Individual and small group counseling
 Peer facilitation
 Conflict resolution
 Consultation and collaboration
 Referrals
 Crisis intervention

Social/Emotional Guidance Curriculum: The school counselor designs and implements an age-appropriate social/emotional guidance curriculum, to be delivered monthly to students in 6th-9th grade, on such subjects as:

 Peer relationship and effective social skills
 Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict-resolution
 Substance abuse education
 Multicultural/diversity awareness
 Education in understanding self and others
 Coping strategies
 Organizational, study, and test-taking skills

Other responsibilities:

 Serves as liaison between students, families, and school
 Keeps records and case notes for students
 Consults with teachers, parents, and Directors to address specific students’ emotional, social, and behavioral needs
 Supports the overarching goals and objectives of the LFC Counseling Program and the school as a whole


 The ideal candidate is a flexible, organized, and independent team player who is adept at multi-tasking and navigating multiple client systems in a thoughtful, confident, and proactive manner. S/he possesses a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and
at least one year of experience in school counseling or social work. An equivalent combination
of education and experience will be considered.
 Illinois state clinical licensure (LSW or LCSW) and/or Type 73 School Counseling certificate
 Experience working with middle and high school student issues preferred.
 Experience working in an independent school preferred, as well as experience in classrooms and
teaching or leading student groups.
 Appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural differences. Cross-cultural interests and/or experience
in cross-cultural environments preferred.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Fluent English, with knowledge and understanding of French language and culture is a plus.
 Demonstrated resourcefulness in solving problems, strong organizational and time management
skills, keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility.
 Ability to protect confidential information.
 Physical requirements: None.

Additional Information:

 This position is a temporary leave replacement, beginning early October and lasting for
approximately ten to thirteen weeks.
 Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Occasional evenings and weekends may be
 The position is not eligible for benefits due to its temporary status.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Rebekah Rosenfeld, Human Resources Manager, at
recruiting@lyceechicago.org. No phone inquiries, please.