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Upper School Counselor
Tony Reyes

Brentwood School inspires every student to:
Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning. 

Upper School Counselor

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a full-time Upper School Counselor to begin in August of 2022. We are looking for individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with experience in counseling upper school-age students, a master's degree or doctoral degree in psychology or social work, and appropriate licensure.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Foster a culture of community and growth in the Upper School
  • Support programming that strengthens student commitment to the core values
  • Nurture the growth of emotional intelligence and character development of students
  • Demonstrate and promote a collaborative approach when working with faculty and staff
  • Support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs in meeting various school expectations
  • Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view

In addition, a candidate should possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Deep understanding of and experience with school communities and school-based programs
  • Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations of counseling practices in a school environment
  • Experience and knowledge in specific fields that present themselves with this age group (e.g. sexual assault education/prevention, eating disorders, depression and anxiety)
  • An interest in and openness to professional development
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency
  • Spanish proficiency or other multilingual ability is preferred
  • A sense of humor, the warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting student mental health through assessment, counseling, and appropriate referrals
  • Working with the counseling team to create proactive programming to improve student mental health and increase awareness
  • Be accessible to faculty and parents/guardians for consultations
  • Collaborate with the 9th Grade Foundations team and teach two sections of the course which includes units on human development, multiculturalism, and ethics
  • Potential involvement in one other course related to counseling expertise
  • Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school
  • Serve as an advisor and sponsor a club or activity

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ms. Rebecca Szyszkowski
Registrar and Assistant to the Upper School Office
Brentwood School
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA  90049


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