A full-time position for a psychologist has become available at The Gillen Brewer School, a special education school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, starting this July. The Gillen Brewer School is an independent school and a thought leader in the area of educating children who have specific learning needs. Uncovering The Specialness In Every Child™ is our expertise and working with our families is at the heart of everything we do at Gillen Brewer. By accepting and celebrating the differences of each child, we are redefining what “special” in the world of “special education” means. Our diverse student body includes 88 children, ages 2.8 to ten years old, with executive functioning deficits, language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities, and social and emotional deficits, as well as children on the autism spectrum. We provide each student with a rich and nurturing 12-month program of rigorous academics, art, music, science, technology and physical fitness. Speech-language and occupational therapies and counseling services are integral to our program and our staff works in a highly integrated manner. Gillen Brewer is defined by a commitment to our students and inspired by their determination. Working collaboratively with families and utilizing the exceptional skills of our highly qualified professional staff, we help each child build a foundation that will enable them to become confident, independent and engaged learners.
The psychologists at Gillen Brewer provide a range of direct and indirect services.
The applicant for this particular position should be highly experienced in classroom management techniques and have strong behavioral therapy skills in addition to being experienced in individual play therapy, group therapy, social skills training, consultation/collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, and participating in classroom activities to promote generalization of skills. We work closely with our parents/caregivers and provide parent/caregiver workshops and parent/caregiver support groups. The psychologists also do staff training throughout the year. The psychologist must either be state-licensed or hold School Psychology Certification.
Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. The Gillen Brewer School is an equal opportunity employer.
About Gillen Brewer School
The Gillen Brewer School is a reputable special needs school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan dedicated to transforming the lives of young children with a wide variety of language, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities. The school specializes in educating children with challenging, and often multiple disabilities including language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities.