Social and Emotional Health Coordinator - Residential Life
Founded in 1863 by the Hawaiian royal family, `Iolani School is the largest Episcopal School in the US and the only school in Hawai`i ranked in the top 50 nationally. We were a boarding school until the late 1950s and historically, our most distinguished boarding alumnus is Dr. Sun Yat Sen -- the father of modern China. In our most recent strategic plan, we articulated the goal of becoming a more globally connected school and integrating this experience with our students. One initiative we are undertaking to achieve this goal is reinstating our boarding program.
In January 2019 we opened our new dormitory, a global community, at the center of our campus. It is a 5-story building with a first floor of faculty and staff apartments and then 4 floors for students. The residential program will allow us to accept a total of 112 students in grades 9-12 – 28 students per floor. This year, for the first time, we are occupying all 4 floors with 70 students in the program. During the summer months the dormitory is occupied by boarding students from around the world who are attending ‘Iolani’s vibrant summer program.
To support our growing student population in their academic, social, and emotional development, the Residential Life program is looking to add a Social and Emotional Health Coordinator. The Social and Emotional Health Coordinator will work closely with the Dean of Residential Life, the Director of Social and Emotional Health, Residential Life Heads of House and House Parents, as well as various departments on campus, including the counseling and wellness center staff, to support student needs. A proactive approach to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum development and ability to respond to student issues as they arise are important characteristics of the ideal candidate.
Develop, implement and oversee an intentional SEL curriculum within the residential life program to support positive social, emotional, academic and behavioral development.
Select and design developmentally and culturally appropriate SEL lessons and curriculum, implemented throughout the school year
With the Dean of Residential Life work to develop curriculum for the Advisory program
Teach and facilitate SEL lessons and activities with groups of adolescents
Develop an awareness of individual student needs and engage appropriate supports and resources when needed
Collaborate on developing effective orientation programs and other possible programs to support SEL with students and residential life staff
Train and support residential life staff on the implementation and support of SEL for students and for themselves
Collaborate and consult effectively to support students, residential life staff, parents, teachers, and outside care providers
Manage student recommendations for mental health support as needed
Note: This position will require evening and weekend hours in line with a boarding school schedule.
Masters Degree or Doctorate in Psychology or related field
Experience as an adolescent counselor
Experience facilitating groups
Experience designing curriculum and lesson plans, preferably with an SEL or wellness focus
A passion for independent education as well as the professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.