The School Psychologist will join the Princeton Day School student services team and work with students providing support to help them succeed academically, socially and emotionally. A key member of the student services team, health and wellness committee and academic affairs committee, the School Psychologist plays an integral role in all aspects of school life.
Key responsibilities include:
Conduct preliminary assessment of students with areas of academic concern, which may include screening measures, classroom observations, and consultation with parents and teachers.
Coordinate and facilitate meetings with faculty and parents to gather information, assess student needs, and devise action plans as indicated.
Develop, implement and oversee academic support plans for students facing academic challenges.
Provide acute and short-term mental health evaluation and counseling for students when needed.
Establish and maintain professional relationships with professionals in the community. Make referrals to mental health professionals in the community for outside therapy and evaluation.
Develop and implement the health and wellness curriculum in the middle school.
Support the middle school advising system.
Serve as a resource for committees and departments such as admissions, academic affairs, health and wellness, and student life.
Provide consultation and programming to parents and teachers regarding learning differences, child and adolescent development and mental health issues.
Provide ongoing faculty and parent professional development around topics of interest.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience and a graduate degree in school psychology or counseling.