Mount Tamalpais School (MTS), a K-8 independent school serving up to 240 students in Mill Valley, California, is looking for a part-time counselor. The counselor will have the opportunity to work with our two Learning Specialists and Division Heads to support our students across the school.

Our mission calls on our school to be an “academically inspiring and nurturing environment” as we aim to “fully realize the human potential” of our students. The counselor will work to realize both of these goals in supporting students, teachers, and families. The academic as well as social-emotional well-being of our students is of paramount importance. We hope the counselor will allow us to better meet the needs of all of our students.

MTS is at an exciting place in 2019 and beyond. With a strong budget for professional development, growing enrollment, and a clear vision for the future, a counselor who wants to strengthen a student-centered community will thrive.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve students in grades K-8

  • Support the implementation and integration of behavior, self-regulation, and conflict-resolution plans

  • Provide a limited amount of short-term 1:1 and small group student support

  • Consult with teachers and parents, providing referrals after parent meetings

  • Monitor student progress and maintain communication with teachers and parents

  • Keep updated referral list of support groups and therapists

  • Coordinate with outside clinicians for tool and skill implementation at school

  • Maintain blog with monthly posts for parents and MTS community on relevant themes and topics as well as create occasional parent coffee presentations

  • Create lessons throughout the year as needed in classrooms around varying topics including emotion and stress management, friendship, and conflict resolution catered to each grade and group of students

  • Be available and present at recess times for in the moment student conflicts or situations that could arise

  • Participate in bi-weekly grade level as well as student support meetings with teachers, learning specialists and admin staff

  • Collaborate with the Director of Admissions on a case by case basis.

  • Position will be ~15 hours a week

Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Related Advanced Degree such as MFT, LCSW, PsyD, PhD, or licensed school counselor

  • Experience working as a therapist with children and their parents

  • Experience in a school setting is valued but not required

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively

To Apply

  • Send a cover letter and resume to

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Mount Tamalpais School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MTS adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, age, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, any protected military or veteran status, physical disability, or any other category protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.