School Psychologist

The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for college-bound students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a full-time School Psychologist (11 months). The successful candidate will be a skilled, collaborative, dynamic individual with experience in individual and group counseling, social cognition, parent consultation, behavioral management strategies, and psychological testing.

The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving and relationship building. Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Implement collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral techniques, and relational approaches during students’ weekly counseling sessions

  • Hold weekly 1:1 and/or group sessions with students for counseling, social-emotional check-ins, and social cognition

  • Administer and interpret cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral assessments. Complete psychological test reports based on test data.

  • Create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals to monitor and track student progress

  • Actively collaborate on the development and implementation of students’ IEPs; review and discuss students issues, profiles, and progress with team members

  • Identify at-risk students and school vulnerabilities (e.g., monitoring students’ harmful behaviors and providing consistent communication with administrators, parents, and outside providers)

  • Work collaboratively with teachers, paraprofessionals, other related service personnel, and outside providers in order to review and discuss student progress

  • Maintain consistent communication with Head of School, Education Director, and other administrators regarding student issues and concerns

  • Provide case management for 2-4 students in addition to counseling caseload. The case manager is the point of communication for parents and outside providers regarding student updates, concerns, and parent-school collaboration.

  • Provide pivotal role in the development and implementation of school social and emotional curriculum

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in School Psychology or related field (School Social worker, LCSW, School Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists with school experience and appropriate SDE certifications)

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children in a therapeutic or educational setting

  • Experience and interest in working with students with language-based learning differences in a special education school setting

  • Experience with executive functions coaching, social skill development, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relational approaches

  • Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data

  • Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential

  • Excellent communication skills, and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our team environment.

Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other independent schools in the Fairfield/Westchester area. Benefits include: Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, and Retirement.

Please forward resume, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to: hr@greenwichedgroup.com

 

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