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Lower School Psychologist
Title:Lower School Psychologist
Department:Lower School
Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals

Lower School Psychologist

Convent of the Sacred Heart, seeks a Lower School Psychologist for Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade beginning late August 2019.

Most of the work of Sacred Heart’s Lower School Psychologist is consultative, focusing on both learning and social-emotional issues. Therefore, this position is ideal for someone who has expertise and interest in both learning and social-emotional development and enjoys collaborating with multiple constituents of a school community.

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience with this age group
  • Available 32 hours to Full-time: Some flexibility in schedule is possible
  • Plan and lead support service meetings to discuss issues concerning students and additional supports needed (i.e. classroom strategies, tutoring, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychotherapy, and evaluations)
  • Meet monthly with each homeroom teacher and the Head of Lower School to discuss each student in that section and strategies to best support students
  • Support students and their parents through short-term individual counseling and parent guidance
  • Lead Banana Splits groups for children who are living in divorced, separated, and single-parent homes
  • Teach classroom lessons focused on health and wellness as well as building social skills and self-esteem
  • Assist the Admissions Department in determining whether applicants will be successful in Sacred Heart’s program
  • Summarize neuropsychological reports for parents and teachers and determine the supports that can be implemented inside and outside of school
  • Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences as needed
  • Meet weekly with the Head of Lower School to discuss issues concerning students and ways to support students, teachers, and parents

An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
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