Founded in 2012, ESLA is an Episcopal, independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This allows the school to recruit and enroll bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. We are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook.
We’re looking for…
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is seeking a School Psychologist with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise & delight.
The ideal candidate has some or all of the following characteristics:
A passion and knowledge of working with a diverse student body, with a commitment to equity and inclusion,
Demonstrated success in managing the social-emotional and developmental needs of students across grades 6-12,
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in public, charter, parochial or independent schools,
A sense of humor and desire to work with students in grades six through twelve
Implement an (academic) Response to Intervention approach to assess and support students and teachers in diverse classroom environments
Read and interpret psycho-educational evaluations for parents, teachers, and students when needed
Develop learning plans for students with diagnosed learning differences
Collaborate with the learning specialist to support students with learning differences
Teach and support faculty to provide differentiated learning in the classroom through one-on-one meetings, department/divisional meetings, and professional development workshops
Communicate appropriately with parents/guardians regarding student challenges and progress
Lead Student Support Team (one afternoon per week) to coordinate intervention responses with school leadership and educational support staff
Advise the Admissions Director (or serve on the Admissions Committee) to assist the school in identifying students that would be well-served at ESLA
Provide supportive, cognitive-behavioral, and other researched-based, short-term counseling in a one-on-one setting to support students’ academic success, as needed
Work with the Chaplain to develop school-wide responses to critical incidents and work with Chaplain during pastoral emergencies or critical incidents to provide appropriate care, response, and referral
Maintain a referral network of outside professionals and refer students/families to the Chaplain or mental health professionals as needed
Attend regular community gatherings, including, but not limited to, meetings, Chapel, Lunch, and Major School Feasts
A master’s degree is required;
5+ years experience working with adolescents in a school setting preferred
A written statement or link to a video with answers to the following questions (1-3 mins; minimally edited):
Why do you enjoy teaching Upper School students?
What are the challenges & rewards of diversity in the classroom?
Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with other area independent schools. Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day. Full medical, dental, vision benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after 1 year of employment. Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Internal Number: School Psychologist
About The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Currently serving students in 6-12th grade and planning the foundation of a new preschool, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer both one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market, as well as one of the most generous.