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Help us create the next generation of doers.

At Pomfret, it's what we do together that sets us apart. It’s the people who live and work here — their ideas and passion — that make the difference. We’re perfectionists, idealists, inventors, forever tinkering, always striving. In the process, we don’t just educate students. We transform lives. And none of us would have it any other way.

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School Counselor

  • Job Title: School Counselor
  • Department: Student Life
  • Reports To: Associate Head of School
  • Part Time/Full Time: Full Time
  • Faculty/Staff: Faculty
  • Full Year/Academic Year/Other (Specify): Full Year
  • Exempt/Non Exempt: Exempt
Job Purpose 

Facilitate psychological/psychiatric treatment and support services for students by providing counseling services, crisis intervention, and mental health outreach to enhance the psychological and emotional welfare of students and the school community. 

Essential Functions & Duties
  • Provide individual support working in collaboration with members of the faculty, the Student Support Team, and families  
  • Provide support services and sustain the current comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, personal and social development for all students.  
  • Provide needs assessment for students who are having behavioral, family, or interpersonal difficulty and/or are experiencing psychological symptoms.  A needs assessment may involve:
    • Intervening in difficult interpersonal situations as requested by administration, parents, advisors or students 
    • Identifying current life stressors and impairment
    • Establishing Axis I diagnosis (adjustment, mood, anxiety, eating, and/or psychotic disorders) and course illness
    • Participate in weekly Student Support Team meetings with key administrators and Student Life personnel
    • Serve as liaison with parents, faculty, advisor, and primary care clinician
  • Develop and coordinate treatment plans that may involve providing short-term weekly counseling on school-related difficulties, out-referral to local service provider(s), and/or require medical leave for intensive outpatient and/or inpatient treatment. 
  • Provide acute crisis assessment, intervention, and treatment on a 24-hour basis. 
  • Coach and counsel Admissions staff with regard to prospective student applicants
  • Maintain and keep current an active working relationship with local service providers including psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and hospital emergency services. 
  • Coordinate substance evaluations according to School protocol
  • Develop and implement formalized treatment protocols
  • Develop educational and preventative care programs (meditation groups, Wellness Weekend, Q.U.E.S.T., and relevant courses (such as Health & Wellness) on an as-needed basis
  • Adhere to all School policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Continually meet or exceed Pomfret School’s Standards of Behavior, Character, and Engagement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position, Education/Certification and Software Requirements
  • Possess knowledge of therapy techniques and strategies and the ability to connect with adolescents and effectively provide individual and group therapy
  • Masters or doctorate degree 
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA laws and confidentiality
  • Clinical licensure in the state of Connecticut (LCSW/ LISW, LPC, PhD, or  Licensed Psychologist)
  • 3-5 years of clinical experience or experience in schools
  • Mandated reporter
  • Desire to work in residential academic community is essential
How to Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application via email. Send your package by email to hiring@pomfret.org or by mail to Pomfret School, Human Resources, PO Box 128, Pomfret, CT, 06258 Questions? Contact Sandra Dean, director of human resources.

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Nurse – RN

Job Title: Nurse - RN                    
Department: Health Services
Reports To: Director of Health Services        
Full Time/Part Time: Per Diem (evenings/weekends)
Faculty/Staff:  Staff                    
Full Year/Academic Year/Other:  Academic Year
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Non-exempt        

Job Purpose

Ensure the health and wellness of the Pomfret Student.

Essential Functions & Duties
  • Assess and appropriately treat students who may be ill, injured or psychologically compromised. 
  • Document and communicate with parents and identified adults in the community about the student. 
  • Communicate with physicians, psychologists and psychiatrist regarding student.
  • Communicate with Trainers, physical therapist, make referrals.
  • Dispense medications as ordered by physicians.  
  • Order new meds when needed. Maintain medication in safe environment.
  • Educate students on health and wellness. 
    • Encourage flu shots.
    • Prevention in spreading illness.
    • Encourage students to eat well and sleep well.
    • To take their medications if ordered.
    • Educate on healthy relationships and birth control.
  • Must adhere to all School policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Continually meet or exceed Pomfret School’s Standards of Behavior, Character, and Engagement
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Position, Education/Certification and Software Requirements
  • Proficiency in Magnus Student Health software
  • Keep information updated, document student stays in health center and reason why and outcomes.
  • Keep undated records of immunizations, allergies.
  • Keep google doc’s running for students to access when student arrives.
  • Keep updating Reach for student attendance.
  • Keep updated CPR certification
  • Complete and keep updated DMV certification.
How to Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application via email. Send your package by email to hiring@pomfret.org or by mail to Pomfret School, Human Resources, PO Box 128, Pomfret, CT, 06258 Questions? Contact Sandra Dean, director of human resources.

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Director of the Grauer Institute for Excellence and Innovation

Overview

Pomfret School is hiring for a senior academic leader reporting to the Head of School. The Director of the Grauer Institute for Excellence and Innovation oversees ongoing strategic innovation to the teaching and learning program. In partnership with the Head of School and Dean of Academics, the director is in charge of faculty professional development and helps to design, develop, and assess innovative student learning experiences. The Grauer Institute was founded in 2014. This position starts July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

Applications are due December 3, 2018. Please download the full job opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions. For more information, and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.edtechrecruiting.com/jobs/pomfret

At Pomfret, we value diversity and always employ, retain, promote, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pomfret School is a member of SPHERE, a consortium of eleven Hartford-area independent schools committed to broadening diversity of our student bodies, administration, faculty, and staff.