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Jewish Middle School of Nashville

School Counselor

Jewish Middle School of Nashville


Job Summary

School Profile: 

Jewish Middle School of Nashville is a coeducational middle school serving students of all faiths in grades 5-8. With a student body of approximately 35, we pride ourselves on a strong student to teacher ratio and knowing every student as an individual.

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, the mission of Jewish Middle School’s inclusive community is to guide our students to become engaged learners and passionate leaders so that they may ultimately contribute to a purpose greater than themselves.

The Counselor Role: 

Jewish Middle School of Nashville is seeking a Part-time Counselor to serve our student body, 5th-8th grades. The counselor will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive counseling program by providing preventive services, responding to identified student needs, and collaborating with teachers and parents or guardians. This role requires flexibility, creative problem-solving, and effective collaboration with teachers, administrators, students, and parents. A solid grounding in child and adolescent development is essential. We are seeking an individual who finds true joy in facilitating growth in adolescents and working directly with students

Job Responsibilities

  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of JMS staff
  • Developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, developmentally appropriate, research-backed weekly social-emotional learning curriculum to students
  • Providing individual and group counseling services to students in academic and social-emotional realms
  • Providing crisis intervention and support services on a temporary basis for students as needs arise
  • Appropriately referring families to outside professionals and collaborating with them to develop and implement student support as needed
  • Offering faculty and staff support and collaboration to address social-emotional or behavioral needs of students
  • Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service as agreed upon
  • Participating in school duties such as recess or lunch duty
  • Attending appropriate professional development workshops


  • Masters degree in a counseling related field – School Counselor Certification, Licensed Professional Counselor Certification, or Masters in Social Work
  • 3 years of related experience preferred
  • Experience teaching children or adolescents
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience working with children with learning differences and behavior challenges is preferred

Additional Information


JMS employees (including part time employees) are eligible for tuition discounts for their children at JMS and its affiliated institutions (Akiva School, Kehilla High School) and a membership discount at the Gordon JCC

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to visit www.jmsnashville.org and send a one-page cover letter and resume careers@jmsnashville.org.


  • Date Posted: May 18, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/07/2023
  • Salary Range: 8,000-12,000
  • Working Hours: 8-12 hrs/week, one day per week or spread out over multiple days