For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of children who have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language-based learning disability (dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls 160 students between the ages of 5-14 in a Lower School and Middle School. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
The Gateway Lower School, serving students ages 5-10, seeks an experienced School Counselor (psychologist, social worker or guidance counselor) to support and guide our students with their academic and social development. The School Counselor leads social development groups, participates in the admissions process, works closely with students and families, represents students at CSE meetings, and collaborates with teachers, specialists and administrators. The ideal candidate possesses counseling and classroom teaching skills for the delivery of Gateway’s Social Development curriculum, and a passion for working with young children.
Graduate degree in clinical psychology, counseling, social work or a related field.
Active New York Licensure or Certification in one of the following required: Licensed Psychologist or Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Social Worker or Certified School Social Worker; or Certified Guidance Counselor.
Three years of related work experience, which includes experience with learning disabled students and their families preferred
Independent school experience preferred
Flexibility, a desire to collaborate, and strong oral and written communication skills
The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: Posting135@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.