Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking a School Psychologist for PreK-12 for the 2018-2019 School Year!
The School Psychologist will support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally PreK-12 including supporting our Boarding program. This role is responsible for providing support for social, emotional and behavioral challenges, interpreting psychoeducational evaluations, making referrals to external professionals as necessary and providing short term student counseling. This position also supports the emotional well-being of staff and families. This position will collaborate with administration, faculty, staff, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
As the PreK-12 School Psychologist, she/he serves as a valuable resource for the entire community and will be a valuable member of the Student Support Services Team. When appropriate she/he will conduct assessments and evaluate the needs and educational programs of referred students; plan and assist in implementation of programs to enable students to attain appropriate achievement and adjustment; consult with teachers, parents and in some cases, students regarding such needs and/or issues. All of this is done with the goal of improving the educational experience of referred students and increasing the capacity of Léman faculty and staff to meet the students’ needs
Development, management and delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the health, welfare, morale, and activities of his/her respective school division.
Provides individual and group counseling services to meeting the development, preventive, and remedial needs of students.
Consults with students, parents, teachers, and other school and community personnel to assist in meeting the needs of students.
Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
Interprets test results and other student data and assists teachers with the educational placement of students by using appropriate educational assessment strategies.
Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies for medical, vocational, or social services.
Attend workshops, seminars, and/or professional meetings in order to remain informed of new developments in school psychology.
Identify and address learning and behavior problems through behavior management and modification plans.
Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)
Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment.
Respond to crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with needed community services.
Design, implement, and garner support for comprehensive school mental health programming.
Coordinate the delivery of services to students and their families in and outside of school.
Must be flexible and available to work occasional weekend events and evening functions, as required.
8-10 hours per week supporting the boarding students and Residential Life program. Typically, these hours are after the traditional school day and will occasionally occur on weekends.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and students while maintaining confidentiality
Adaptable and stress tolerant
Strong organizational skills
Able to establish and maintain rapport with students, parents and teachers
Committed to following through with tasks
Sense of humor
Experience in School Psychology
At least 1 year’s work as a credentialed counselor
5 years of work experience, preferably at schools
Experience working with adolescents
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Leona Mizrakhi, Director of Human Resources, at L.Mizrakhi@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled
About Lèman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.