School Network Staff School Psychologist
The Lang School is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism.
Twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are in both areas of strength and challenge, and we empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports, acceleration, and a robust Talent Development Program.
Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
We are looking for an experienced Psychologist (Clinical, School, or dually licensed) to work collaboratively with our School Psychology, Therapy, and Education Teams, as well as with students, parents, and outside providers. This is a full-time position from 8 am until 4 pm weekdays beginning in late August 2022.
- Full NYS licensure as a Clinical or School Psychologist at the PsyD or PhD-level required. (ABD or master’s level Psychologists will not be considered.)
- Five+ years of post-licensure experience working in or with schools required.
- Expertise and experience in best practices for working with ASD children and adolescents (with no intellectual disability) required.
- Demonstrated alignment with our mission and core SEL & EF programs — CPS, PBIS, CBT, DBT, OST/OTMP, DRCs) are required. Summer 2022 training will be provided at the School’s expense.
- Conduct regular observations and collect/interpret data to identify the current developmental and cognitive needs of a small caseload of 17 students;
- Based on all information and current evaluations, create/update Transition Plans and Learner Profiles;
- Provide at least weekly 1:1 counseling onsite to student caseload, including crisis intervention & support;
- Collaborate in compassionately but directly communicating student needs with all stakeholders and translating observations and data into best practices that demonstrably improve student wellbeing and success;
- Communicate regularly with all parents and school leadership;
- Participate in the Admissions process via student observations or 1:1 meetings, and feedback to Admissions Team;
- Lead or co-lead weekly psychoeducational classes for small student groups;
- Lead or co-lead periodic workshops for parents via Zoom.
- Absolute tenacity — a “whatever it takes” attitude to student progress
- A genuine appreciation for the perspectives of colleagues
- Adaptability, flexibility, ability to improvise
- Exemplary time-management skills
- Strong classroom management skills
ALL THERAPEUTIC STAFF & FACULTY:
- Value diversity in all forms and understand that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences – different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives;
- Embrace inclusive practices and an inclusive mindset, extending that mindset to all staff, students, and their families;
- Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis;
- Work collaboratively to make sure that each child’s set of needs is met, that they are challenged, that they achieve at a high level, and that they experience personal and academic achievement;
- Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;
Compensation is competitive and based on credentials and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health and life insurance, employer-matched 401K, and ample opportunities for paid professional development.
Please submit a resume and cover letter specific to our population and program to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $90,000.00 — $150,000.00 per year
The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.
Lang students and staff must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available.