Position: School Psychologist, Part-Time Leave Replacement (Grades 4-7) Location: New York, NY Dates: September 2019 - Mid-November 2019 (3 days per week)
WHY WORK AT AVENUES?
Avenues: The World School is a top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Teaching and learning happens through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity and collaboration, along with state-of-the-art technology, pervade the school. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, create a unique educational experience together.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. This role joins the student success team, which works closely with faculty, administrators and families to support our students' learning and emotional health. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
The psychologist at Avenues supports and fosters the mental and social emotional health of students in grades 4-7. The psychologist works in close partnership with teachers, learning specialists, deans, occupational and speech/language therapists, administrators and parents. This includes conducting observations, consulting with teachers and families, creating behavior plans, making referrals to and managing outside providers, joining student conferences and supporting crisis management.
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
NYS Licensed Psychologist
5+ years of professional experience in a school setting; independent school experience preferred
Deep expertise in mental health and development of children ages 9-13
Very strong clinical skills, to identify, evaluate and provide services to students with a range of mental and emotional health needs
Experience with neuropsychological evaluations and developing appropriate recommendations and action plans
Very collaborative, adept at working with diverse teams to support students
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.