City and Country School seeks a part-time Middle/Upper School Psychologist.
The Part-Time Middle/Upper School Psychologist works to support children in grades 3-8 and their families, in addition to supporting teachers in their work. This is currently a three day a week position, though there is some potential flexibility, and potential to expand in the future. Start date: January 7, 2019.
Collaborate with the Student Support Teams, Group Teachers and Specials Teachers about children's development and progress
Observe children in a variety of in-school setting in order to advise teaches and the Student Support Teams, teachers and parents
Conduct classroom Community Meetings as appropriate
Guide social emotional development curriculum at each age level as appropriate.
Consult and advise regarding Health and Wellness curriculum throughout Middle and Upper Schools
Lead Coffee and Conversation series (developmental and topical discussions) for Middle and Upper School families
Coordinate with outside service providers on behalf of children and families
Communicate with Board of Education as necessary
Facilitate bi-weekly Banana Splits groups for children who have experienced parental divorce or death
Co-lead Parent Support Group with Lower School Psychologist, one time per month
Key elements for candidates include:
Experience with the age range
Strong communication skills
Experience administering neuropsychological testing and skilled at discussing findings
Experience with progressive teaching approaches
Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment
Doctoral degree in psychology
City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.
About City and Country School
City and Country School is an independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.