Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Gulliver Preparatory School is Miami’s school of choice for challenging, innovative, and personalized learning designed to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic world. We are a school of innovation and transformation, and we provide each and every student with unparalleled opportunities to explore and experiment. 

Founded in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver and transformed under the visionary leadership of Marian C. Krutulis in the second half of the 20th century, Gulliver Prep has been a leading school of distinction for nearly 100 years. To this day, our mission remains unchanged: to create an academic community devoted to educational excellence, with a personal touch, that fulfills each student's potential. We are a family for the whole family, and we celebrate our global community.


Job Summary

Gulliver Prep’s Middle School is seeking to hire a Counselor for the upcoming 2024- 25 school year.  Each of the Middle School Counselors are assigned to a grade, starting in fifth grade and following that group of students throughout 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. 
  • Co-plan the curriculum for the Advisory Program and oversee the advisors in your grade-level.
  • Prepare topics and present for occasional parent or student meetings.  
  • Participate in program activities (e.g. orientation programs, open houses, faculty meetings, puberty education lessons, workshops, etc.). 
  • Supervise daily student activities (recess, lunch, grade-level meetings, arrival, dismissal) as well as supervise special events (field trips, dances, overnight grade-level trips). 
  • Be an active and engaged member of the middle school team. 
  • Attend and participate in meetings to discuss students in need of support. 
  • Meet with students and parents to provide academic, social and emotional support for students. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years (3) experience as a mental health professional in a school setting. 


Desired Qualifications

  • 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 is beneficial. 


Pre-Employment Requirements

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.