School Counselor (Part-Time, 40 percent)

Khan Lab School - Mountain View, CA - Full time

Khan Lab School - Mountain View, CA - Full time


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The School Counselor will assist students facing behavioral/social problems and learning differences, implement positive behavioral interventions, maintain ongoing relationships with community agencies and outside professionals, and provide professional development opportunities for teachers with a focus on social-emotional learning. S/he will implement a comprehensive school counseling program in collaboration with the Lead Advisors in order to support students in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School.

The School Counselor must be prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students, Lead Advisors, Content Specialists, Division Heads, and families seeking resources and strategies. When needed, the School Counselor acts as a liaison between community agencies, parents, students, and the KLS team.

  • Implements school counseling program (in collaboration with Lead Advisors)
  • Identifies students in need of social-emotional support in consultation with the teaching team and develops a referral process for students
  • Observes student learning upon the request of Division Heads in order to help evaluate the needs of the child in question and explore possible strategies and solutions
  • Provides short-term social, emotional, and behavioral support for individual students as needed
  • Serves as a resource to the KLS team for developmental, educational, and social-emotional concerns
  • Provides responsive services such as clinical counseling to individuals and/or small groups
  • Provides crisis support and assistance to students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations
  • Provides support for students and families to access school or community resources for additional assistance and information
  • Maintains detailed paperwork to ensure appropriate referrals and thorough documentation of student progress
  • Makes referrals to off-campus professionals and maintains working relationships with mental health agencies in the surrounding area
  • Establishes and maintains a referral list of support service specialists such as therapists, speech and language pathologists, and developmental pediatricians
  • Keeps up-to-date on the latest practices and research in counseling and child development
  • Provides the Division Heads and appropriate staff with information regarding student behavior that is of serious concern
  • Develops behavior management plans for students as needed, and tracks their progress


  • Master’s degree or higher in school counseling and guidance and/or in social work, family/child therapy and psychology from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Related bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (i.e. education, psychology, counseling)
  • 5+ full years of experience in school counseling
  • Strong knowledge of Google Suite
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to appropriately communicate with students, parents, and teachers in person and in writing
  • High level of professionalism, confidentiality, and exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Extremely organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to pinpoint problems and find creative solutions
  • High level of initiative with strong sense of urgency and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and customer service orientation
  • Flexibility. A LOT of flexibility. We are in startup mode, so every aspect of the Lab School is subject to change.
  • Equal parts self-starter and team player
  • Commitment to personal and professional integrity and the capacity to serve as a role model and confidante to children of all ages


  • Experience with Elementary, Middle, and High School Students (ages 5 to 18)
  • Teaching and/or school psychologist experience
  • Social work experience
  • Experience in a multicultural school environment
  • Multilingual and international experience
  • Knowledge of international protocol desirable
  • School nurse experience with children and teenagers


  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Free lunch, snacks, and coffee
  • Khan Lab School tuition discount


All Khan Lab School employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB risk assessments as mandated by California state law prior to their start dates at Khan Lab School. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with Khan Lab School would be conditioned on satisfactory background check and completion of the TB risk assessment.


Please be aware that Khan Lab School is generally unable to offer original visa sponsorship at this time.


To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.

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Khan Lab School

Khan Lab School is an independent school serving 140 students ages 5-15+ We provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach recognizing that ownership and relationship are the keys to success in learning.

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