The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks a full-time (? days or .75 FTE would be considered) psychologist or social worker with responsibilities primarily in the upper school. The upper school counselor will manage support in the upper school, but assist and collaborate in the lower and middle schools as needed, reporting to the director of counseling. This is an opportunity to work on a vibrant and holistic wellness team in a school community that promotes well being and belonging as core to education and growth.
The primary responsibility for this position is for individual counseling and referral for students as appropriate and coordination for support with teachers, advisors, administrators, parents and outside clinicians. The upper school counselor will also participate in curriculum development for social emotional learning in the division and plan and produce parent and professional community education opportunities. The ideal candidate will be experienced and expert at providing psychological support in a diverse and inclusive community.
A Masters or doctoral degree required as well as three years post-graduate school counselor or other clinical experience. Candidates must be New York State licensed or license-eligible.
This is an exempt, full time, 10 month position starting August 24, 2023. This position reports to the director of counseling.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
Individual counseling supported by outreach to families where indicated, and coordination with outside clinicians to support school functioning
Coordinating with student support team to develop plans of support for students in need
Collaborating with advisors, teachers, deans and other administrators
Collaborating in design and delivery of SEL education and prevention programs around mental health concerns
Partner with the assistant head of school for diversity and equity to support wellness through belonging and equity
Developing parent programming on mental health topics
Providing support and education for faculty on social emotional learning and student psychological concerns
Leading peer leadership/peer group program
Participating in community activities
Educating faculty and providing support on student psychological concerns
Participating in school community activities and events such as curriculum night and admissions events, as needed
Attending weekly meetings as a member of the professional community.
Performing other responsibilities as required or assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor
Master’s or doctoral degree required
A minimum of three to five years postgraduate school counselor or other clinical and diagnostic experience
Must be New York State licensed or license-eligible school counselor
Maintain a good rapport with all constituencies; students, parents and colleagues
Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and leadership qualities
Demonstrated organization and planning skills; strong attention to detail, as well as follow-through skills to ensure completion of goals and objectives
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
A shared understanding of the mission of the School and a demonstrated commitment to the core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Must demonstrate cultural competence and be able to understand, appreciate, and work with constituents across varied backgrounds and cultures
Excellent attention to detail, professional attitude, good judgment, a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 679 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years