Adolescent Counselor
Confidential - South Boston, VA

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Carlbrook School currently has an opening for a full-time adolescent counselor (advisor) and is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic professional who wants to make a difference in the lives of students. The Advisor position is a full-time faculty position with benefits. Advisors work with a predetermined group of students, and are responsible for facilitating individual and group counseling sessions, assisting in student and family workshops, providing student mentoring and advising, and supporting school faculty in logistical and administrative duties. The position does require some night and weekend work, as these are the periods in which students are out of classes and need the most supervision and guidance.

However, it should be emphasized that such night and weekend work is performed within regular hours (i.e. no overnight work is required), and is kept to the minimum that the school's staffing needs will allow. Carlbrook School is a small coeducational boarding school in southern Virginia (located about 60 miles north of Raleigh/Durham, NC) for bright, underachieving students aged 15 to 18 who are experiencing difficulty in the academic mainstream. While the school is still somewhat new, we have been able to offer our students an uncommonly broad and advanced level of year-round instruction for a school our size.

Despite a current student census of only around 110 students, the school now provides over 50 different academic offerings, ranging from traditional core subjects to a full range of AP coursework to a variety of nontraditional electives. In order to assist our students in realizing their academic potential, the school offers extremely small classes (average is 8 students), individualized and innovative instruction, and intensive mentoring and counseling. The school currently employs approximately 50 professional faculty members (i.e. teachers, advisors, and other non-support personnel), of which approximately 80% hold advanced (post-baccalaureate) degrees.

The starting annual salary for this position is $45,000 with full benefits (group health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan w/ employer contributions, paid time off, signing bonus to assist with relocation, etc.), which is highly competitive for this region given its low cost of living.

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