2021-22 Middle School Counselor
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PreK3 – 12 on four campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Prep’s Middle School is seeking a middle school counselor for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. The middle school counselor is an integral part of the middle school administrative team. Each of the middle school counselors is assigned to a grade, starting in fifth grade and following that group of students through their middle school years.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Mentor student progress, following through on action items and collaborating and consulting with faculty, administration, and families as needed.
- Review academic data to identify students in need of academic assistance.
- Provide responsive counseling, initiating short-term individual and small group support for students’ academic social and personal concerns.
- Participate in middle school student life by actively engaging in the community (clubs, recess, advisory, field trips).
- Responsible to prepare topics for parent coffee chats throughout the year.
- Participate in program activities (e.g. orientation programs, open houses, faculty meetings, puberty education meetings, workshops, etc.).
- Day-to-day student supervision duties and engaging fully in all school events that develop the student.
- Active and engaged member of the middle school team.
- Attend and participate in meetings to discuss students in need of support.
- Master’s Degree in School Counseling, psychology, social work or related field.
- Minimum of three years’ experience as a mental health professional in a school setting.
- Ability to analyze, interpret and explain student data and student evaluations and prescribe action for student improvement.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to conduct meetings in small and large groups.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Self-starter, problem-solver, and multi-tasker
- Bilingual English/Spanish beneficial
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.