Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles, serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual to fill a family leave position for middle school psychologist.
This position requires a background in counseling adolescents, preferably in a clinical environment. The majority of the work consists of meeting with students in need of psychological/emotional counseling and support. Our psychologist coordinates student support with deans, faculty, learning specialist, and the middle school head. The school psychologist will communicate with parents and outside providers as necessary, which on rare occasions may require evening and weekend phone calls. Our middle school psychologist leads parent education programming in conjunction with faculty and deans and also teaches two sections of Human Development for 8th graders. This is a family leave position that will likely begin in late November and continue through March. Flexibility on start and end date will be appreciated. The successful candidate will be eligible for health benefits.
Our middle school is comprised of 730 students in grades seven through nine. The middle school student support team is made up of the school psychologist, seven middle school deans (divided by grade level), one learning specialist, an adjunct student support team member, and a clerical assistant. No psychoeducational testing is required. Our Human Development course is required for all 8th graders. The course meets every other day for one semester. The Human Development teaching team consists of six teachers, and the course addresses topics ranging from substance use, human sexuality, decision-making, and peer relationships.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Candidates should have:
an interest and passion for working with young people and their parents,
excellent collaboration skills,
a great deal of patience and flexibility,
engaging presentation skills.
Education Minimum: Clinical License, Ph.D. or Psy.D. preferred. MFTs and LCSWs also considered.
Experience: Previous experience working with middle school age level, school experience a bonus
While this is a full-time position, we are willing to be flexible around existing work and responsibilities that may affect a candidate’s availability.
Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.