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School Psychologist Intern

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School campus (9-12) is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road.. Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students' interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose.

GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, including a robust professional development program and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. GCDS is pleased to offer transportation support and accommodations, as needed, along with an introduction to the local area, for those candidates who travel from outside of the region for on-campus employment interviews.

Greenwich Country Day School seeks two School Counselor/Psychology Interns to start August 2022. These positions will report to the Director of School Counseling, a Doctoral level, licensed psychologist, who will supervise the internship program. The interns will provide support to division counselors to conduct observations and develop behavioral plans with teachers. One position will work with grades 9-12, the other with grades N-5. This a 10-month/year position. Ideally the high school intern will work a full-time schedule and the lower school intern will work a 20-hour week.

This opportunity is ideally suited to graduate students or 2nd/3rd year Psychology majors in need of internship experience. Preference will be given to those with a concentration in School Counseling.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provided counseling services to students; working one-on-one or in small groups
  • Understand and support the mission of the school
  • Provide academic Support for students
    • Review Psychological Evaluations, summarize the results, and share with staff
    • Provide executive functioning support for students in Production Lab
    • Participate in grade level meetings and student support meetings
    • Complete classroom observations
    • Assist in development of school-based interventions for the students
    • Provide academic support for teachers
      • Survey staff for academic needs
      • Develop professional development trainings for staff
      • Develop and implement FBA / BIP (BSP)
      • Meet with teachers and provide them with in-school interventions aimed at supporting students
      • Seminar Class / Advisory
        • Attend seminar planning meetings and help develop curriculum
        • Develop content for seminar class and help teach
        • Support Advisory at the high school and middle school levels
        • Develop a protocol for screening students in the following areas:
          • Academic - reading, writing, math
          • Attention / Executive Function
          • Emotional
          • Language based
          • Nonverbal
          • Interpersonal
          • Help with screening process for admissions
          • Professional Development
            • Attend weekly supervision meetings
            • Attend weekly mental health team meetings
            • Provide support for parents
              • Develop content for presentations and trainings for parents
              • Meet with parents
              • Learn protocols including suicide / safety protocol and classroom safety protocols
                • Learn how to examine / review Bark and determine safety
                • Support referrals
                  • Develop list of all local support agencies (Links, Greenwich Ed, Waverly, Sasco, Anxiety Institute, etc.)
                    Required Qualifications
                    • Must be working towards undergrad or graduate level degree in Psychology
                    • APA Certification
                    • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
                    • Ability to develop proficiency with student information systems and databases
                    • Willingness to learn about the school, its curriculum and admissions programs
                    • Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the student support process
                    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented office
                    • Demonstrated cultural competency skills to effectively communicate and collaborate across difference
                    • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and the ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings
                    • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor
                    • Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail
                    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish departmental and individual goals
                    • Positive energy, flexibility and a desire to participate in the life of the school

                      Preferred Qualifications
                      • Bachelor's degree; Masters degree in progress
                      • Concentration in School Counseling
                      • Spanish language proficiency

                        Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to:

                        Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources

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Keywords: Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich , School Psychologist Intern, Healthcare , Greenwich, Connecticut

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