Saint Ann’s School is seeking a part-time High School Psychologist/counselor working approximately 20 hours per week. The high school psychologist/counselor is a member of the Student Support Services department and reports directly to the Coordinator of Student Support Services. The Student Support Services department at Saint Ann’s works with students preschool through twelfth grade and consists of school psychologists, learning specialists and testing coordinators. This department also collaborates closely with the nurses and health educators on issues ranging from social and emotional well being to educational and academic success.
The high school psychologist/counselor works closely with the high school division head, deans and learning specialists as an integral member of a team approach to offer support, early intervention and guidance for students and families from 9th through 12th grades (the high school student body is approximately 350 students).
ABOUT SAINT ANN’S SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of education based on these principles to ignite a passion for learning and to sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by offering talented students instruction shaped by creative and dedicated faculty, forming a true community of learners from pre-Kindergarten through high school. With a faculty and staff numbering more than 300, and 1090 students, and occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as Manhattan. Known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teachers with gifted and motivated students, Saint Ann’s has earned an outstanding reputation in academic disciplines and the arts. Our accomplished teachers bring to the classroom experience as published authors and scholars, working artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers.
Collaborate with the high school division head, deans, learning specialists, health specialists, nurses, teachers and administration to identify, monitor and consult regarding the social and emotional health of Saint Ann’s students.
Guide the division head, deans and learning specialists in interpreting neuropsychological-educational testing reports, with the goal of helping the teachers and learning specialists better understand how to support a student in the classroom and with their school work.
Consult individually with students and follow their mental health needs through to an appropriate referral (tutoring, psycho-educational testing, psychotherapy or psychiatric consultation) if indicated.
Work collaboratively with students’ families to ensure that appropriate mental health and educational supports are in place.
Provide a central office for interfacing with outside mental health professionals working with Saint Ann’s students.
Respond to any school crises with support and direct services as needed in coordination with the Student Support Services and divisional team.
Attend weekly high school Student Support meetings and weekly supervision meetings.
Keep professional notes and records of meetings with students and families.
Education: A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychology or LCSW
Work experience: Several years experience working in a school setting with high school aged students, preferably an independent school. Experience working with students of color, and LGBTQAI+ students
Equity focus: A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Must bring an equity lens to all aspects of their work.
Interpersonal Skills: Superior interpersonal skills, the ability to engage sensitively and effectively with students, families, faculty and other members of the school community in a way reflective of the school’s culture and to project professional competence, leadership capability, discretion, judgement and personal maturity.
Collaborative spirit: Proven track record as a team player in dynamic environments and among a diverse community of colleagues.
Wit, intelligence, empathy, humor and equanimity expected.
A competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter that speaks directly to the school’s mission (www.saintannsny.org for more information) to email@example.comCandidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs
Saint Ann’s School is a leading independent not for profit school located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a passion for learning and to sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by offering talented students instruction shaped by creative and dedicated faculty, forming a true community of learners from pre-Kindergarten through high school.
With a faculty and staff numbering close to 300, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Saint Ann’s is known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teacher...s with gifted and motivated students; Saint Ann’s students excel in academic disciplines and the arts. Our students are the frequent recipients of national awards and recognition for their accomplishments as scholars and artists, and our graduates (who now number more than 2,000) matriculate at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities and have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, musicians, actors, lawyers, physicians, and teachers, among many other professions. Our faculty include authors and scholars, artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers. Our parent body is accomplished, diverse, and committed to the unique educational mission of Saint Ann’s, and our alumni retain profound connections and loyalty to the School.