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Senior Director of School Psychology

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Explore Schools
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Brooklyn, NY
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Publicado hace 16 días

Senior Director of School Psychology, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Preferred

This is an exempt position and is not eligible for overtime.

WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization, we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

WHO YOU ARE

Explore Schools seeks mental health professional who fosters relationships and leads through priorities deeply rooted in the principles of collaboration, community, and keeping student wellbeing at the center of decision-making. You are a compassionate and responsive practitioner who takes a trauma and culturally responsive approach in making tailored treatment and support recommendations for students in our communities.

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Strong orientation toward collaborative work: naturally seeks the input of others and sees the importance of gathering multiple perspectives to inform decisions
  • Able to quickly build and maintain relationships
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to take responsibility for student success
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in communicating with varied audiences
  • Self-aware, constant learner; a reflective practitioner who is aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses, open to feedback and seeks help to improve
  • Doctorate, PhD or PsyD in psychology or closely related field required
  • New York State school psychologist certification or certification eligibility
  • Understanding of special education compliance and/or experience navigating charter school system and CSE
  • School-based psychologist work experience with evidence of measurable student growth
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Experience with trauma-informed and healing centered practices

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Senior Director of School Psychology will report to the Senior Director of Special Populations and will be responsible for providing differentiated counsel, guidance and support to students in our 8 schools. More specifically, the Senior Director of School Psychology will lead and collaborate across the below critical domains.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROGRAM CONSULTATION

  • Develop capacity of school-based staff during expansion of the 12:1 program, through strengthening individual and class instructional and classroom culture building practices and interventions, both academic and behavioral
  • Develop effective liaison relationships with parents, schools, and agencies.
  • Consult with school-based staff on students whose needs we are not yet adequately meeting, and need additional insight. May include student observations, designing support plans for individual students, attending to academic and behavioral needs.
  • Consult with network-based staff on support services, social emotional learning and other supports
  • Consult with families who would prefer not to interface with the CSE
  • Provide direct support to select families who request and/or would benefit from additional advocacy while navigating the referral process
  • Analyze a variety of data to make informed decisions around the best next steps or interventions for students
  • needing additional support

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

  • Lead professional development around trauma-informed instructional practices, designing effective behavior and academic plans for leaders, support services, teachers and school culture staff
  • Develop and lead professional development for teachers around developing and implementing effective student support plans
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture

COMPLIANCE AND CLINICAL SUPERVISION

  • Clinical supervision for select school counselors and social workers
  • Complete assessments and evaluations to identify student needs and make referrals as appropriate
  • Consult with appropriate professional staff, external agencies, and other organizations as necessary based on scholars' needs
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the school leaders

BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including three health plans to choose from, two dental plans, and visión insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care and transit.
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, team cohesion, and shared responsibility for decision-making, development, and team-wide priorities
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to sit on various committees and participate in initiatives central to key organizational decisions and strategic planning
  • Our school-based staff also receive:
  • Professional development: weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and ongoing coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive scholarship funds towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Our ESI Staff also have the opportunity to seek out and attend professional development, have a supervisor committed to their growth and development, and are eligible to apply to our staff scholarship program.

LOCATION AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Our schools are currently operating fully in-person. For this position:

  • Some in-person work is required.
  • This is an exempt position and is not eligible for overtime.
  • The standard work week is 45 hours, though at times you may work more. For non-exempt roles, employees are eligible for overtime for any work over 40 hours.
  • As this role requires being able to go into our school buildings, which are co-located in DOE buildings, all staff members are required to follow the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Please reach out to humanresources@explorenetwork.org if you'd like to see a copy of the mandate.
  • Depending on the time of year, some roles would require traveling to different school sites or our central office for training, observations, and in-service days.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

As discussed in our Who We Are section, Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is important to us that all staff members have a place of employment that is free of discrimination of all kinds and where staff can bring their authentic selves to work. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran, or military status. If any employee or applicant believes they have been discriminated against, they should let Rachel Modica-Russell or Tiffany Williams know immediately.

Senior Director of School Psychology, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Preferred

This is an exempt position and is not eligible for overtime.

WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Licenciatura

Compensación

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including three health plans to choose from, two dental plans, and visión insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care and transit.
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, team cohesion, and shared responsibility for decision-making, development, and team-wide priorities
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to sit on various committees and participate in initiatives central to key organizational decisions and strategic planning
  • Our school-based staff also receive:
  • Professional development: weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and ongoing coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive scholarship funds towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Our ESI Staff also have the opportunity to seek out and attend professional development, have a supervisor committed to their growth and development, and are eligible to apply to our staff scholarship program.


Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more…

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