The Director of Psychological Services has primary responsibility for all student mental health-related services at Phillips Academy, a private, residential secondary school with an extensive and rigorous academic program. The director leads an in-house team of counselors and collaborates with others across the Academy to provide mental health programming and services in support of the personal and academic success of 1150 diverse students. This is a 12-month, ongoing administrative faculty appointment to begin July 1, 2019, reporting to the Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness. The Director of Psychological Services works closely with the Medical Director to ensure a campus-wide integrated and holistic approach to health and wellness. The job includes management, administrative, supervisory, and clinical duties. The psychological services team provides crisis intervention and emergency coverage 24/7.
Please go to http://www.andover.edu/employmentopportunities to complete an application and submit a resume, two letters of reference and a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in working in an intentionally diverse residential community. Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2019.
Full background check required. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
Advanced degree in counseling or clinical psychology or M.S.W. Currently licensed as a mental health practitioner; if not licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, must be licensed within 12 months of employment. Knowledge of current trends and best practices in adolescent and secondary school mental health services. Experience working as a clinician in a psychological services unit in a residential educational setting. At least five years of experience providing administration, clinical supervision, and assessment of clinical services in a mental health setting. Proven record of success and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strong cultural competency skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
About Phillips Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.