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 Lower Campus (Grades Pre-K through 4) school psychologist/counselor with significant elementary 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.
Interpret evaluations or reports from outside providers; advise and assist faculty and parents with implementing recommendations for students with learning differences and/or social or emotional support needs
Serve as a liaison between the School, students, parents, and outside professionals to support our students
Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and Lower Campus learning specialists regarding students’ needs
Provide direct short-term counseling for students and maintain accurate records of any counseling services
One-on-one parent consultation as needed
Meet regularly with the Head of Lower Campus to provide support in responding to issues that may impact the Lower Campus community
In partnership with the Head of Lower Campus, recommend outside evaluation and services to as needed
Classroom observations of students at the request of teachers, administrators, or parents
Maintain knowledge of community resources and mental health providers
Open and regular communication with the Upper Campus psychologist
Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s degree or greater in school counseling, psychology, or an M.S.W.
3+ years of professional experience, preferably in an elementary school setting
Familiarity with assessment and screening tools for elementary 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
Sense of humor and genuine desire to be part of the team tasked with the care and education of our young students
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
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.