School Psychologist - K-8 Independent School for Gifted Students
March 19, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Faculty
Mirman School is seeking a School Psychologist to join its professional staff. The School Psychologist/School Counselor is a licensed or licensed eligible professional who directs an integrated psychological services program for the school, while also overseeing social-emotional programming across all grades levels.
Facilitates a healthy school climate by fostering self-understanding and strong interpersonal relationships
Oversees all psychological services for the school
Works together with the administration to support students and families who are dealing with social or emotional challenges
Supports faculty and administration to ensure coordination of student and family support
Oversees and manages the SEL curriculum across all grade levels, with support from division heads and the Director of Inclusivity/Equity
Coordinates the Upper School advisory curriculum
Invests regularly in professional growth and personal development through courses, workshops, and seminars
Deepens integration between counseling services, social-emotional learning, leadership development, and wellness curriculum
Oversees Student Success Team and coordinates meetings with faculty and parents as needed
Maintains all documentation for student referrals, accommodations, and parent meetings
Upholds the ethical and professional standards of the American Association of Counseling and Development and the American Psychology Association
Consults with elementary and middle school students around a range of psychological and school-related issues
Identifies students in the school community in need of counseling services
Uses basic interventions in a school setting
Offers short term and intermittent individual and group counseling or support
Consults with parents and guardians
Offers brief parent/child counseling intervention
Makes referrals for students and/or families to outside resources
Serves as a resource for making reports of suspected child abuse
Communicates with child protective services
Provides crisis intervention when necessary for students, their families, and school personnel connected to the student
Social and Emotional Learning
Partners with administration to coordinate a school-wide SEL program (Responsive Classroom)
Oversees implementation of the SEL curriculum
Evaluates SEL implementation and works with teachers at each grade level
Leads the Social Emotional Learning Task Force
Develops, implements, and maintains overview of each student’s SEL progress
Attends and participates in all relevant meetings: administrative, faculty, etc.
Consults with Division Heads on a regular basis
Plans and presents periodic parent presentations, including grade level coffees, parent outreach and weekly education classes, and other community-wide events
In collaboration with the teachers, advisors, and leadership team, develops case studies and other learning tools to further develop faculty trainings regarding social-emotional issues in schools
Works collaboratively with the Director of Inclusivity/Equity and Director of Curriculum and Instruction of Gifted Education to support an effective integration of SEL, inclusivity/equity and Service Learning within the K-8 curriculum
Doctoral level licensed or licensed eligible professional psychologist (preferred)
Masters level licensed or licensed eligible mental health professional
Experience in working with gifted students (preferred)
Deep understanding of school communities and school-based programs
Excellent clinical, interpersonal, and management skills
Partnership approach to working with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and outside care providers
Strong knowledge of the ethical and legal considerations related to counseling practices
Additional Salary Information: Mirman School offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) retirement plan and professional development opportunities.
About Mirman School
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.