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Employment

at St. Stephen's

One of Europe’s premier international schools, St. Stephen’s offers a challenging academic program with outstanding individual support in a small, supportive community.

The school was founded in 1964. Current enrollment is 295 students with 55 nationalities represented in the student body. There are more than 50 faculty with an average tenure of 10 years. The school operates a generous professional development budget, including a sabbatical and several teaching awards, to ensure all teachers are continuously developing their craft and model lifelong learning. In addition, there are over 20 administrative staff members.

St. Stephen’s School is committed to rigorous child protection procedures and protocols and fully complies with Italian and US law as well as the Council of International School recommendations. All new hires undergo a comprehensive vetting process and criminal background check.

Job Vacancies

Role

This position has responsibility for helping students, employees, and parents in enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This is achieved through one-to-one counseling, facilitated small-group meetings, and workshops and programming for larger audiences. The position is 60% full-time (24 hours/week), follows the faculty calendar, is supervised by a school clinician, and reports administratively to the Head of School.

 

Job description

  • participate with the Dean’s office and Boarding Head in planning and delivering Orientation
  • provide individual counseling support Mon-Fri for students and faculty, both at school and online
  • plan and execute parent programming twice per month, online or at school
  • plan and execute employee programming once per month, online or at school
  • serve as guest lecturer in 9th and 10th grade Core classes
  • plan and execute opt-in workshops for all grades regarding sexuality/relationships/wellness, once per month per grade with an option for boarding-only workshops
  • provide occasional mindfulness/relaxation opportunities before school, events, or classes
  • collaborate with the Dean’s office and HOS to develop social justice workshops and programming, including a leadership role in non-traditional education day(s)
  • develop and facilitate mediation practice for both students and employees
  • co-lead Trips, possibly with a wellness focus
  • co-lead Peer Mentors with school psychologist
  • attend Student Support Team meetings
  • attend Administrative Council as needed
  • serve on Child Protection team
  • participate in crisis management
  • other tasks as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology/counseling psychology
  • Three years or more clinical and supervised clinical experience
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English; working fluency in Italian
  • Relevant work experience with adolescents and parents
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and executing dynamic and effective programming

 

To apply:

Please send digitally to the Head of School, Eric Mayer (eric.mayer@sssrome.it), by August 7, 2020, the following:

  • A cover letter detailing interest and summary of qualifications
  • A current CV
  • An example of dynamic adolescent programming, actual or imagined