The Speyer Legacy School, a K-8 school for accelerated learners in Manhattan seeks a full-time school counselor or psychologist. Reporting to the Head of School, the school counselor/psychologist supports the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally and collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections among home, school, and the community.
Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for students who experience social, emotional, and behavioral challenges;
Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism;
Contribute to and participate in divisional and school-wide health programs.
Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success;
Teach parenting skills and enhance home–school collaboration;
Collaborate as appropriate with the Admissions Committees in each division;
Maintain student records, including reports of meetings, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data and share these data with appropriate school personnel;
Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment;
Respond to crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with school personnel;
Maintain communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students; and
Observe the needs and challenges of students and engage an administrator or appropriate educational staff associates when the there is reason to suspect or reasonably believe that a student is at risk or in danger due to such issues as bullying, sexual harassment/misconduct, depression or suicide ideation, or academic failure.
Experience working in a culturally diverse community;
Master’s degree in school psychology or school counseling;
Five years of experience in an independent school setting;
Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents, staff, and community members who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse;
Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students, and staff verbally and in writing;
Commitment to collaboration in a professional learning community; and
Evidence of continuous professional learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practice.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter that provides details of the candidate’s experience, and email and phone contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
The Speyer Legacy encourages applications for interested candidates without reference to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, or disability.