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School Counselor – 24/25 School Year

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization? Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as 100% company-sponsored employee medical coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?

River Rock Academy is seeking a qualified Counselor to work with students, their families, and outside agencies to help develop and implement goals for the students.  This position may provide group and individual counseling to students in our AEDY (Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth) program. The candidate must hold one of the following credentials: certified school counselor, certified school psychologist, certified school social worker, licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, certified/licensed therapist, licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.



  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions in a positive, therapeutic manner.
  • Prepares professionally written reports describing the student’s progress in his/her behavioral, clinical, and academic goals.
  • Conducts 45-day review meetings with the student, parent/guardian, and referring school district representative.
  • Coordinates transition services for students who have successfully completed their goals.  
  • Provides, as needed, crisis intervention services and problem-solving services to students. 
  • Actively assists with the PA State Assessment process (PSSA/Keystone testing).
  • Maintain student confidentiality per agency policy. FERPA/HIPAA privacy rule and regulation, and student/clinical staff confidentiality.



  • The candidate must hold one of the following PA credentials: certified school counselor, certified school psychologist, certified school social worker, certified drug and alcohol counselor (as appropriate), licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, certified/licensed professional counselor (LPC, NCC), certified/licensed therapist, licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. 
    • Preferred for clinical position – Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth – Grades 6-12
    • Preferred for clinical position – Private Academic License – Grades 7-12 
  • Candidate with a master’s degree and/or pursuing Licensure would be considered. 
  • Candidate with a bachelor’s degree (preferred areas of undergraduate degree – social work, psychology, or education) would also be considered.
  • Knowledge of counseling theory, ethics, and associated legal confidential requirements.
  • Knowledge of human development and learning theories. 
  • Knowledge of behavior modification techniques and strategies.
  • Experience in providing individual and small group counseling and crisis intervention services to students in Middle School and High School. 
  • Prepare and maintain accurate professional records and reports related to students (i.e., goal development, periodic reviews, intake procedure, attendance, and graduation credit tracking) .
  • Successful work experience with students in an educational, at-risk, alternative, or institutional setting.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships and function as a liaison with school districts, community agencies, and families.   



Eligible River Rock Academy Employees will receive competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Hospital, and Accident Coverage
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items


River Rock Academy is a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved licensed academic school and private provider serving elementary regular education and special education students grades 1-6, special education for secondary students grades 7-12, and alternative education services for students grades 6-12.

River Rock Academy is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about River Rock Academy careers and benefits, please visit our website Careers with River Rock Academy.