NOTE: There are no trainee or associate positions open for the 2021-22 school year.
Counselors are a valuable resource and an integral part of the Holden staff team. The ever-evolving Counseling Program supports, challenges and enriches the lives of students, their families, and the staff here. Interns and Trainees have the opportunity to work and learn with supportive and diverse staff, and with intriguing, questioning teenagers in an interdisciplinary community which emphasizes personal, social, creative, and spiritual growth as well as academic development. Counselors are able to have contact beyond the client hour, and to move therapeutic insight into implementation during the entire week, creating ways for clients to easily integrate the therapeutic experience into their lives.
In order to facilitate continuity, a feeling of belonging, and effective scheduling, we ask Counselors to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week (normally three 8-hour days, although you may be able to do some ½ days). Mondays are required for all from 9am-5pm. Any partial days must include a 9am or 4pm so that you are available for family meetings. While there is always room for initiative and creativity, the starred items (*) listed below are mandatory activities – to ensure a solid training and to help you keep pace with the heartbeat of Holden.