Employment Opportunities

School Counselor Position, 1.0 FTE

School Counselor: This is a 1.0 FTE position beginning in August 2017. The school counselor will work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive counseling program for all students. This individual will partner with teachers, staff, administrators, and parents to enhance students’ social, emotional and academic success. The school counselor will demonstrate flexibility and compassion and be able to successfully work across all divisions, particularly the Middle and Upper Schools. The school counselor will act as an advocate for all students and adhere to ethical and legal professional standards. Finally, the ideal person must have the ability to collaborate as a member of a team, have strong communication skills, and be adaptable to many different needs and situations. MPA offers a great work environment, benefits and a competitive salary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Foster the personal growth, educational development, and emotional well-being of all students and encourage maximum growth and development
  • Implement or assist in implementing a safe school climate that results in academic and personal/social success for all students
  • Provide one-to-one and group counseling to students who need support in areas such as anxiety, stress management, self-harm, eating disorders, social skills, grief/healing, transition, and anger management
  • Collaborate on the organization and administration of assessments as needed
  • Assist in implementing an on-site crisis intervention/management plan
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Monitor student academic performance, social, and emotional behavior and assist with appropriate interventions
  • Provide in-service education to other school personnel to enhance their ability to promote healthy functioning and respond appropriately to student difficulties
  • Work collaboratively with the Student Services department and serve on various committees
  • Serve as a community expert for emotional health related topics within seminar and health classes

 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Mounds Park Academy
  • Strong knowledge of school counseling services
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications
  • Ability to work with and get along well with others
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and projects, and handle time deadlines

Qualifications

Minimum

Current Counseling license

Master’s Degree in School Counseling

Preferred

Three years’ experience working with students in an independent school setting

Experience with students of diverse backgrounds

Experience with mental health counseling

 

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on Monday, May 1, 2017.

To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume, three (3) current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months), a list of references, and transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework to:

ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Or mail directly to:

Mounds Park Academy
ATTN: Upper School Office
2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55109

PreKindergarten Assistant Teacher

PreK Assistant Teacher: The position involves working with PreK children as an assistant teacher beginning August of 2017.  This is a part-time position with hours from 1:30 pm-5:30pm daily and 8:00am-4:00pm on school release days during the school year. The ideal candidate should be able to work as part of a team, enjoy working with three-and-a-half to five year olds, and effectively engage students in a learning environment under direction of a lead teacher. In addition, this candidate should be able to plan and implement afterschool activities for PreK children.  The candidate must be committed to the MPA philosophy and whole child education.

Qualifications
Minimum

Certificate or credential for a two-year program in child development or early childhood education from a community college or technical college.

Preferred

Minimum two years experience working in a PreKindergarten program.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

To Apply

Application materials are due by April 21, 2017
Please send cover letter, resume, references to:
lshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Or mail directly to:   

Mounds Park Academy
ATTN: Lower School Hiring
2051 Larpenteur Avenue E
Saint Paul, MN 55109

Extended Day Assistant

Grades K-8 Extended Day Assistant: This is a part time (12 month) position working with students in Pre-K-Grade 8 after school, on school release days, and during the summer.  The ideal candidate should be able to work as part of a team, supervise and work well with students, and effectively communicate with parents. In addition, this candidate should also have the ability to plan and implement interactive activities for children. The candidate must be committed to the MPA philosophy. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications

Minimum
Experience with school age children
Preferred

Minimum two years experience working in a daycare/extended care setting and/or other educational setting

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, references
lshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Or mail directly to:   

Mounds Park Academy
ATTN: Lower School Hiring
2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55109

Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.