Social & Emotional Learning Specialist Part-time Faculty
Location: Pasadena, California
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Sequoyah School seeks an inspiring, passionate educator to join our community as a K12 Social & Emotional Learning Specialist.
Sequoyah is an independent K-12 day school in Pasadena, California offering an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, humanistic environment. The school offers a developmentally appropriate program from Kindergarten through high school. In keeping with its mission, “A Sequoyah education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart, and celebrates human dignity,” the school’s program supports a student’s social and emotional growth alongside their academic progress. The school was founded in 1958 and recently expanded its highly regarded elementary and junior high program to include a high school. The high school campus is located just a few miles away from the K-8 campus.
Reports to: Director of Curriculum and Student Support
Part-time Faculty: 12 hours per week
Curriculum & Assessment
Promote good citizenship and mindful behavior by working with your students to create a class culture with routines and expectations based on the school’s Habits of Mind
Work with the Director of Counseling and Student Wellness to develop the Human Development curriculum scope and sequence considering alignment with objectives for Diversity & Inclusion and academic coaching
Teach Human Development classes weekly
Communicate the Human Development curriculum with faculty, students & parents
Make recommendations to the Parent Education committee of guest speakers, panels, film screenings or other opportunities to provide forums for conversation on human development and social and emotional learning topics
Communicate in a timely and constructive manner with colleagues and other members of the community, whether through Sequoyah email, phone or personal meetings. Make efforts to be flexible and cheerful
Ensure timely and effective teacher/parent communications and a spirit of partnership
Keep the administration informed of class needs, issues and problems in a timely manner
Perform other tasks as the Head of School and Assistant Head of School may from time to time request
Professional Growth & Responsibilities
Seek constructive feedback from colleagues in the faculty and the administration, set goals and reflect on professional practice during the year
Stay informed of the Employee Guidebook policies
Respond to phone/email communications within 24 hours to at least recognize the communication
Make efforts to attend the school’s community events
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
Licensed MFT or graduate degree in counseling, therapy, psychology or related field preferred
Classroom teaching experience in lower and middle school preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
Interest in anti-bias and anti-racist practices
Demonstrated ability to provide effective emotional, psychological and social support
Demonstrated ability to be a valuable resource for students, parents, faculty and staff
Ability to develop strong relationships with outside specialists and health professionals to determine needed supports and strategies for students.
To apply, interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.