Career Opportunities

SCHOOL COUNSELOR (part-time)

Tate’s School is looking for a compassionate and experienced school counselor to work with students in preschool through middle school and their families.  The counselor must be able to implement a counseling program to assist students in their personal, social, and academic development, as well as conduct assessments to evaluate students' abilities and ensure that students have all the tools to become productive and well-adjusted citizens. We believe that a school counselor plays a vital role on our campus by providing valuable assistance to students through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. Our school counselor will work with other Behavioral Health Team members to create a safe learning environment for all students and to plan, implement and oversee the results-based school counseling program that promotes student welfare.

School Counselor Job Responsibilities:

  • Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and short-term social and emotional problems, including helping students work through difficult situations, such as a divorce or death in the family, and appropriately refers students to behavioral health specialists
  • Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters
  • Builds relationships with area high schools and helps students and families transition to high school after graduation
  • Teaches guidance classes and provides guidance counseling to students through planned activities in small group or classroom settings to convey educational, social, and important school information, and offers workshops/seminars for parents
  • Teaches Advisory Class  with middle school students to help them develop critical life skills such as organization and time management, and works with the health teacher to implement sex education classes and substance abuse lessons
  • Consults, facilitates, and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and alumni on specific student and parent academic and educational matters
  • Provides feedback and recommends appropriate action and solutions to individual student’s academic and educational needs and abilities
  • Participates on a Student Support Team, identifies students who may need interventions, and coordinates with behavioral health specialists
  • Assists students/parents in understanding school policies and procedures
  • Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with behavioral health specialists on developing and implementing student supports
  • Supports and attends appropriate student activities and events.
  • Records alumni data and communicates with graduates and their families into college
  • Conducts student evaluations during the admissions process

School Counselor Qualifications/Skills:

  • Desire and ability to work with students at the specified age levels with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability toward accomplishing their educational goals
  • Ability to identify and respond to students' needs
  • Ability to organize tasks and manage time, to meet many and varied deadlines and communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss topics which may be sensitive
  • Working familiarity with student assessment tools, especially in evaluating and interpreting standardized test results
  • Knowledge of educational software
  • Working knowledge of counseling models, methods, and resources
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
  • Must be patient and compassionate
  • High level of integrity

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling/Guidance, Education, or Social Work
  • 1-2+ years of experience as a school counselor, educational specialist, or related mental health professional
  • Understanding and familiarity with computer applications and word processing software

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@tatesschool.com or apply online.


TENNIS COACH (Part-Time) Tate’s School is looking for a part-time tennis coach to instruct grades 3rd – 8th. The season will run from Mid-August through October with practices two days a week from 3:30-5:50 and matches on weekdays only. The successful candidate would create a positive team culture and would use athletics as a tool to develop character and sportsmanship. This candidate serves as a teacher and mentor to teach valuable life lessons including, grit, discipline, teamwork, goal setting, overcoming adversity, growth mindset, and leadership. Experience in a relevant field (physical education, coaching certificate) and enthusiasm for the game are a must. Certification in First Aid and CPR preferred. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@tatesschool.com or apply online.


SWIM INSTRUCTOR (Part-Time) Candidates should have experience teaching basic aquatic safety skills and swim strokes to ages 5-13. We are looking for candidates that can plan and implement swim instruction for classes of 8 – 25 students with assistance from the lifeguard certified PE instructor and parent volunteers. Swim classes begin on Monday, Mid August and run through Mid-September (weather permitting). hours are 15- 20 hours per week, Monday – Thursday. Water Safety Instruction Certification (WSI) a plus, Lifeguard Certification Required. Salary based on experience. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@tatesschool.com or apply online.


FLAG FOOTBALL COACH (Part-Time) Tate’s School is looking for a part-time Flag Football Coach to for our co-ed middle school flag football team. The Knoxville Independent School League (KISL) season will run from Mid-August through early October with practices 4-5 days a week from 3:30-5:30 and games played on weekdays only. The successful candidate would create a positive team culture and would use athletics as a tool to develop character and sportsmanship. This candidate serves as a teacher and mentor to teach valuable life lessons including, grit, discipline, teamwork, goal setting, overcoming adversity, growth mindset, and leadership. Certification in First Aid and CPR preferred. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@tatesschool.com or apply online.


AFTERCARE COUNSELOR

Looking for a fun afterschool job that’s more like working at summer camp than daycare? Tate's School is hiring energetic afterschool counselors who enjoy leading games and activities with children. Gain valuable childcare experience and join our team of highly energetic and creative Fun Professionals. Most days are spent outdoors utilizing our beautiful 54 acre campus with more than 20 outdoor learning areas. Must be available M-F (5 days) from 3:00-6:00 PM. Starting pay is $9.00-10.00 per hour based on experience. Review the job description and apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AfterschoolFall2020 or call Chris at (865) 690-9208 for more information.


CULINARY TEAM MEMBER

Chef Kristina is growing her team! She seeks a creative and motivated Food Prep Team member. The Culinary Team supports the daily operation of the kitchen, including but not limited to lunch service, catering, and various events. At least one year of food service experience is required. This position works closely with the student population and faculty of Tate’s School & Tate’s Camp. Apply Now

ABOUT US:
Tate's School's mission is to nurture and work with children in preschool - eighth grade to promote academic excellence, assist in their intellectual development, and mentor them in their moral evolution to the point that they are capable of becoming successful, productive, vibrant, accountable young men and women of sound character and reputation. Tate's School is a private, independent school founded in 1968 that serves approximately 250 students. Tate's campus is filled with classrooms that feature exposed logs and wooden beams consistent with the warm, inviting, non-institutional style unique to Tate's School. Join this exciting team! We have a comprehensive covid plan which has worked very well for us. Outdoor classrooms abound and classes have between 8 -16 students. We have outdoor desks for all students. We got this! #BeAnOutsider