Psychologist & Health Teacher Diversity

Ethical Culture Fieldston School,

Middle and Upper School
 
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Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 30th, '24

Deadline:

7/30/2024

Start Date:

9/1/2024

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 30th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Department of Student Support & Wellness is seeking a dynamic psychologist and health instructor. This is a full-time position which will be split between clinical work and classroom teaching, working across the Middle and Upper divisions of ECFS (grades 6-12). This role will report directly to the Executive Director of Student Support and Wellness. He/She/They will partner closely with the Middle and Upper School principals and work collaboratively with other administrators, the student support team, health and wellness educators, faculty, staff, and parents in support of student well-being.

Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities in your role as a Psychologist will include:

  • Serving the individual psychological needs of students and to foster the psychological health and well-being of the entire Middle School community;

  • Implementing individual and small group roundtable programming, wellness programs, specialized training programs, and consultation services to parents and teachers;

  • Serving as a trusted resource in crisis moments for students, parents, and the community at large at all times;

  •  Providing consultation to faculty and staff regarding psychosocial issues affecting students and general adolescent development;

  •  Seeing students for short-term and intermittent guidance and making recommendations for treatment when necessary;  

  • Participating in the neuropsychological evaluation meetings and helping to provide appropriate recommendations and strategy plans for students.

The specific responsibilities in your role as a Health Teacher will include:

  • Teaching health courses to both middle school and 9th grade students;

  • Ensuring students master skills and competencies in relation to health topics, which  include (but are not limited to):  Brain development, Puberty, Hygiene, Mental Health, Stress, Anxiety and Mindfulness Shame, Vulnerability and Gratitude, Drugs and Alcohol, Healthy Relationships: Consent, Sex, Sexuality, and Porn Literacy;

  • Working on curriculum development and alignment of health scope and sequence across all four divisions of ECFS; 

  • Collaborating with others to implement social-emotional and student wellness programs across grade levels;

  • Supporting the instruction of colleagues currently teaching health courses/topics;

  • Providing education and outreach to parents at each grade level (6-12) on adolescent development and emotional issues impacting their children.

  • Facilitating faculty discussions connected to the general physical, emotional, and mental wellness of  students.

Other responsibilities will Include:

  • Collaborating effectively and communicating clearly with administrators, teachers, parents, and students;

  • Continuing to develop, enrich and evolve the the overall  counseling and health program  to meet ever-changing student needs;

  • Attending grade level student review meetings or principal meetings when necessary;

  • Staying informed and up to date on current research, trends and best practices through professional development;

  • Performing other projects, tasks and duties as assigned.

ABOUT ETHICAL CULTURE FIELDSTON SCHOOL

Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.The Upper School, located in the Bronx, is comprised of approximately 600 students and 80 faculty members.  

What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.

We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.

EEO
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Position requirements
The successful incumbent will possess:

 
COMPENSATION

The hiring range for this position is $68,212-$161,916 (subject to union negotiations). 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

To Apply
All candidates should visit our employment page at www.ecfs.org to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references.