Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged and active learning where students discover their unique paths with joy and confidence. Students are empowered to celebrate and deepen their curricular excellence and embrace their talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens.
Bancroft is a PreK – Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts – a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future and one in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, the School’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood north of downtown Worcester. 400 students come from 63 different cities and towns around central Massachusetts and represent different backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the unique and diverse learning environment.
Bancroft is a workshop constantly in motion—an open and inclusive campus that inspires learners to engage with one another, their communities, and the world in meaningful and impactful ways. The school is committed to cultivating a community that embraces diversity and an inclusive campus in which each individual is safe, known, and valued. Bancroft students and faculty are committed to honoring the dignity of the individual and the celebration of difference.
In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan,BluePrint125, a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus enhancements to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety; create flexible, multi-functional spaces in the Lower and Middle School building, music wing of the Performing Arts Center and new Field House.
The School Counselor serves students and collaborates with faculty , school families, and outside providers to support an emotionally safe and healthy experience for each student. The School Counselor works together with other school personnel to ensure that the social emotional goals of the school are implemented across all areas of school life. The School Counselor serves a key role in creating an atmosphere of emotional wellness among students. This position will provide significant support to the development and implementation in PreK-12 curriculum for social and emotional learning as described in the Active Learning pillar of the School’s strategic plan, BluePrint125. The Counselor needs to have strong collaboration skills, a high degree of discretion and confidentiality, an expert understanding of progressive child development, and extensive knowledge of resources and services for students and families.
In conjunction with Division Heads, develop and facilitate lessons on SEL topics as well as mental health and wellness programming for students.
Provide counseling support for students, as needed. Provide direct support to students and advocate for their social-emotional needs.
Provide a safe environment for students to voice concerns and seek counseling while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
Assist school administrators and educators with planning and carrying out the Invested Community pillar within BluePrint125, the 5-year strategic plan
Serve as a resource for faculty in their roles as advisors and teachers
Meet with families and participate in conferences, as needed
Provide crisis management support
Ability to support the implementation of restorative justice in a school setting
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Champion moral and ethical citizenship in our racially and ethnically diverse community.
Provide parental support and guidance related to child development as needed
Communicate proactively and effectively with parents, administrators, and teachers as necessary with regards to social, emotional, and mental health awareness and needs
Collaborate with the adult community regarding academic and social emotional health of students.
Collaborates with mental health providers on the needs of individual students.
M. Ed., M.A., , Ph.D., or Psy.D. in social work or clinical mental health counseling
A valid Massachusetts license to practice therapy (LICSW, LMHC, PsyD, or Ph.D.)
Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students and faculty, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and parents
Strong clinical skills with preK-12th-grade students
Diversity and Inclusion experience and training preferred.
High levels of comfort and experience with communication platforms and technologies
Essential Attitudes & Aptitudes
A collaborative spirit
A willingness to participate and partner with colleagues on various initiatives
An understanding of and love for lower and middle school students
Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the wellness office. Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community.
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About Bancroft School
Families throughout Central Massachusetts and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school.