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Personal Counselor-Temporary 

Father Ryan is seeking to hire a self-motivated and experienced candidate to join our Personal Counseling Team for a minimum of 2 months. This position will follow the school-day calendar with some evening and weekend responsibilities. Ideal candidates should be skilled in providing social and emotional support to adolescents, be able to work independently and have a solid working knowledge of the latest behavioral health interventions. Previous experience working in a school setting is an advantage. 

Interested candidates must hold a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Preference given to candidates who are licensed in their field or are license eligible. 

Key Responsibilities of Personal Counselor: 

-Provide individual mental health counseling, de-escalation, crisis intervention, case management and referral services 

-Provide Risk Assessment and Screenings as appropriate 

-Communicate with parents/guardians to address concerns and support student development 

-Collaborate with outpatient providers to ensure continuity of care 

-Work in partnership with school faculty and staff to support social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of students 

-Co-facilitate family education groups 

-Assist with overseeing Peer Mentor Program 

-Conduct classroom presentations as needed 

-Work directly with Director of Personal Counseling to identify and coordinate other duties to support student needs 

-Maintain professional standards and present as a role model for master’s level interns within the Personal Counseling Department 

Job Location
Nashville, TN
Date posted
August 3, 2022

Interested candidates should send the following: 1-letter of introduction, 2-resume, and 3-personal philosophy of counseling to Rhonda Jones, Director of Personal Counseling at jonesr@fatherryan.org. Please include “Temporary Counseling Position” in the subject line. Be prepared to provide 3 professional references upon request.

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