Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria", these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community
Middle School Psychologist – Leave Replacement November 5, 2018 - February 1, 2019
The Middle School Psychologist works together with the Middle School Administrative Team and is responsible to ensure that the Goals and Criteria of Convent of the Sacred Heart are implemented for the education of the whole child focusing on the social and emotional life of middle school students. The Middle School Psychologist is a key administrative role that assists in creating an atmosphere of emotional wellness among the Middle School students. The Middle School Psychologist reports directly to the Head of Middle School. Required: An understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart as well as the ability to articulate them to parents, students, teachers, and other groups.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Oversee the Wellness Program and curriculum in the middle school Develop a social/emotional curriculum for middle school Implement social/emotional curriculum with homeroom teachers Maintain a current and accurate referral database of mental health service providers Facilitate student peer support groups on divorce, grief, and loss, etc. when necessary Meet with psychologists from all divisions on a regular basis Observe students in classrooms, assess if students are at risk, assess if students need intervention, make recommendations for supports, make outside counseling when appropriate Provide crisis intervention with students and families Coordinate and follow up with outside therapists and services for students and families; maintain confidential student notes/records Educate and meet with teachers to raise awareness and support for the emotional needs of students Meet with parents and participate in parent conferences, as needed Participate in grade level meetings Meet regularly with Middle School Support Team (Learning Specialist, Deans, and Head of Middle School) to discuss issues concerning students and to review case studies, the status of students receiving tutoring, referrals for psycho-educational screenings and evaluations, etc.
Other Responsibilities Assist with Homeroom duties Monitor lunch duty when needed Chaperone school events Attend lectures or professional development opportunities as directed by the Head of Middle School
Requirements: Skills in crisis management, solution-focused, problem-solving, short-term counseling techniques Psychology Ph.D. Preferred: Previous experience in Independent School Experience teaching at the Middle School Level Experience in private psychotherapy practice
An equal opportunity employer, Convent of the Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school
Internal Number: 1155
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
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