Why WHIN?

WHIN Music Community Charter School is the first school of its kind! Built on the principles of El Sistema, WHIN is a place where children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are building a nucleo, a community where staff, families, and students work together to make a powerful shift in public education that puts learners’ needs first.

Our Mission:

To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally.

We believe…

  • that all children deserve a high quality education, with access to academic rigor, music creation, and a holistic approach to developing character.

  • that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for our learners.

  • that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and authentic learning experiences provide the most effective environments for growth, success, and joy.

We are looking for counselors who are…

  • looking to grow and prosper in a collaborative work environment.

  • excited about working in a school and neighborhood where diversity is central.

  • highly qualified and experienced working in urban communities.

In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners’ potential. We make social-emotional health a priority while also ensuring students’ academic growth. With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to all aspects of our school.

WHIN is currently seeking high performing School Counselors who are ready to help grow a unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day.

Specifically, School Counselors at WHIN are responsible for:

· Providing regular one-on-one counseling and/or group counseling to students and families

· Supporting WHIN’s social-emotional programming

· Providing in-crisis support for students as needed

· Conducting regular assessments of current and emerging student and family needs

· Developing and maintaining partnerships with external agencies

· Referring individuals and families to external resources and services

· Coordinating internal and external family and student support activities/workshops

· Leading all staff professional development sessions as needed

· Providing recommendations to all staff on approaches to best support struggling students

· Contributing to the Child Study Team’s assessments of student needs

· Inspiring students and fellow staff to perform at his or her highest potential

· Maintaining accurate, confidential, and current student records

· Developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships with WHIN families

· Conducting oneself with the highest level of professional and ethical standards

· Ensuring WHIN complies with all state and federal regulations in regards to counseling and mandated reporting

· Completing other duties as requested by the school leadership team

Qualifications for the School Counselor position are:

  • Masters of School Counseling, Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), or similar degree

  • New York State School Counselor Certification

  • Urban elementary school experience

  • Demonstrated success students and families

  • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at a high level

  • The ability to thrive in a startup environment

  • The ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting school

  • A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues

Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred

  • Bilingual (Spanish)

  • Music performance

  • Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic Student Management, and Restorative Justice models, Trauma-Informed practices

Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional working environment, as well as ongoing development opportunities.

EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected classification in its activities, educational programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.