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Lower School Psychologist/Social Worker 2021

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The Shefa School
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New York, NY

The Shefa School


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Published 6 days ago

September 1, 2021
May 31, 2021
Competitive and commensurate with experience

About Shefa:

The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan, serving students in grades 1-8. Since opening in September 2014, Shefa has enrolled children who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance.

About the Position:

The Shefa School is seeking a psychologist or social worker to join our strong and growing mental health team immediately. The position is ideally 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) in person for the remainder of the school year and may become a permanent position the fall.

Key Responsibilities:

·      Collaborate with the Lower School Psychologist and Middle School Psychologist to support students and faculty in person (following all COVID guidelines)

·      Consult with teachers on social-emotional-behavioral issues and classroom dynamics

·      Address conflicts and social issues as they arise

·      Run social skills groups and support students at lunch and recess

·      Coordinate with outside therapists and psychiatrists

·      Provide behavior management support and guidance to teachers

·      Support and help design Social-Emotional Learning programs

·      Participate in student case conferences

·      Assess, manage and share feedback about students’ behavior, attention, and social-emotional development

·      Communicate with parents 

·      Coordinate crisis assessment and response

·      Participate in Committee on Special Education (CSE) reviews

Qualifications:

·      NYS licensed or license-eligible clinical or school psychologist or clinical social worker

·      Expertise in behavioral interventions with children and families required

·      School experience strongly preferred

·      Exceptional communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups

We seek candidates who demonstrate flexibility and comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity. We seek candidates who thrive in collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, and who have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

About Shefa:

The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan, serving students in grades 1-8. Since opening in September 2014, Shefa has enrolled children who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

On-site
New York, NY

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Yoni Schwab, Assistant Head of School, at yoni.schwab@shefaschool.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Yoni Schwab, Assistant Head of School, at yoni.schwab@shefaschool.org.

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