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. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.

Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. 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 School Psychologist to work collaboratively with students, faculty, parents, school leadership, as well as outside providers, in supporting individual student goals across the areas of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic well-being and success. This is a full-time position from 8 am until 5 pm weekdays beginning in August 2022.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full NYS licensure/certification as a clinical or school psychologist at the PsyD or PhD required. (ABD or master's level psychologists will not be considered.)

  • Five+ years of post-certified school-based work required (in addition to internships and externships).

  • 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 employer's expense.

  • Demonstrated commitment to special education, gifted education, and/or twice-exceptional learners is expected.

  • A minimum commitment of three years is expected.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct regular observations and collect/interpret data to identify the current developmental and cognitive needs of a small caseload of 15 students in partnership with the Education Team;

  • Collaborate in communicating to stakeholders (staff, parents, outside providers) and translating those observations and data into practices to improve student wellbeing and success;

  • Provide at least weekly 1:1 counseling onsite to all students on caseload, including crisis intervention & support;

  • Provide regular feedback and updates to all stakeholders, and gather updated information from same;

  • Based on all information and current evaluations, create/update Transition Plans and Learner Profiles;

  • Participate in the Admissions process via student observations or 1:1 meetings, and feedback to Admissions Team;

  • Appropriately document psychological services to students, as well as calls with parents and outside providers;

  • Prepare twice-yearly Progress Reports for caseload and take part in twice-yearly Parent-Teacher Conferences;

  • Lead or co-lead weekly psychoeducational classes for small student groups;

  • Lead or co-lead periodic or regular workshops for parents via Zoom.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Authentic connection with The Lang School's mission and population

  • Absolute tenacity — a “whatever it takes” attitude to student progress

  • A genuine appreciation for the perspectives of colleagues

  • Adaptability, flexibility, ability to improvise

  • Deeply self-reflective

  • Exemplary time-management skills

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • Dedication to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices

  • Proficient with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Google Suite) & eager to learn more.

 

ALL THERAPEUTIC STAFF & FACULTY:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community;

  • Enjoy working with children, especially those who present challenges; they like diving deep and unraveling the mystery of each learner;

  • 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;

  • Are innovative outside-the-box thinkers — both in the way they approach content and topics and in the way they interact with colleagues, students, and families;

  • 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 a sense of personal and academic achievement;

  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;

  • Are intelligent, accomplished, and profoundly curious;

  • Have deep knowledge in their area(s) of specialty;

  • Proactively seek, welcome, and integrate feedback.

 

COMPENSATION:

Compensation is competitive and based on experience, background, and licensure/certification. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health insurance and ample opportunities for paid professional development.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email through Indeed. 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.

COVID-19 considerations:
Lang employees must get Covid-19 vaccinated before arriving to work. Students must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available. Unvaccinated students must wear KN94 masks, unless eating. HEPA air cleaners & open windows in use.