Rippowam Cisqua School, a coeducational, independent school with Campuses in Bedford and Mount Kisco, New York, serving grades PreK through Grade 9, seeks a part time Upper Campus (Grades 5-9) school psychologist/counselor with significant middle school experience to help and support our students as they live our mission to create independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders who respect and contribute meaningfully to a diverse and increasingly complex global society.
Serve as a liaison between the School, students, parents, and outside professionals to support our students
Provide direct short-term counseling for students and maintain accurate records of any counseling services
Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and learning specialists regarding students’ needs
Respond to crisis situations
In consultation with the Administration, actively participate in prevention initiatives and emotional wellness education for our school community including students, families and faculty and staff
Screening for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns
Maintain knowledge of community resources and mental health providers
Open and regular communication with Lower Campus psychologist
Qualifications & Skills:
Master’s degree or greater in school counseling, psychology, or an M.S.W.
3+ years of professional experience, preferably in a middle school setting
Familiarity with current best practices in meeting the social and emotional needs of middle school students
Ability to communicate and advocate effectively with faculty and parents
Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality of sensitive information
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and organizational skills
Participate in professional development training related to adolescent issues
Sense of humor, understanding of adolescents and genuine desire to be part of a team tasked with the care and education of our students
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rippowam Cisqua School
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 9 independent country day school with Campuses in Bedford and Mount Kisco, New York. RCS serves approximately 400 students from 48 surrounding communities in New York and Connecticut. The Lower Campus, located in Mount Kisco, serves PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and the Upper Campus, located in Bedford, serves Grades 5 through 9.
Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in PreKindergarten through Grade 9 students so they believe in their infinite abilities, lead with the skills to bring their ideas to life, and enter the world knowing their futures are limitless.
With an immersive curriculum that specializes in the magic of these wonder years, a teaching philosophy based on strong teacher/student bonds, and an engaging program resolute in creating a growth mindset, RCS students develop the social, emotional and intellectual skills young minds need to embrace new challenges and ideas, confidently problem-solve, and make smart choices to chart their own path.