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School Psychologist Intern

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

-School Psychologist InternGreenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of over 1400 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 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 that 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 in August 2023. These positions will report to the Director of Wellness and Student Support, a Doctoral level, licensed psychologist, who will supervise the internship program. The master's or doctoral-level interns will provide support to each division's counselor/psychologist to engage in many different responsibilities. Some of these will include conducting observations, developing behavioral plans, consulting with teachers, providing counseling, supporting students with academic plans/needs, and completing screenings. One position will work with grades 9-12, the other with grades N-8. This a full-time, 10-month/year position.This opportunity is ideally suited to graduate students in need of internship experience. Preference will be given to those with a concentration in School Psychology.Responsibilities Include:

Provided counseling services to students; working one-on-one or in small groupsUnderstand and support the mission of the schoolProvide academic Support for students
Review Psychological Evaluations, summarize the results, and share with staffProvide executive functioning support for students in Production LabParticipate in grade-level meetings and student support meetingsComplete classroom observations -Assist in the development of school-based interventions for the studentsProvide academic support for teachers
Survey staff for academic needsDevelop professional development trainings for staffDevelop and implement FBA/BIP (BSP)Meet with teachers and provide them with in-school interventions aimed at supporting studentsSeminar Class/Advisory -
Attend seminar planning meetings and help develop curriculumDevelop content for seminar class and help teachSupport Advisory at the high school and middle school levelsDevelop a protocol for screening students in the following areas:
Academic - reading, writing, mathAttention/Executive FunctionEmotionalLanguage-basedNonverbal -Interpersonal -Help with the screening process for admissionsProfessional Development
Attend weekly supervision meetingsAttend weekly mental health team meetingsProvide support for parents
Develop content for presentations and trainings for parentsMeet with parentsLearn protocols including suicide /safety protocol and classroom safety protocols
Learn how to examine/review Bark and determine safety - -Support referrals
Develop a list of all local support agencies (Links, Greenwich Ed, Waverly, Sasco, Anxiety Institute, etc.)Required Qualifications
Must be working towards a graduate-level degree in Counseling or PsychologyAPA CertificationCommitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school communityAbility to develop proficiency with student information systems and databasesWillingness to learn about the school, its curriculum, and admissions programsStrong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the student support processAbility to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented officeDemonstrated cultural competency skills to effectively communicate and collaborate across differenceExcellent 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 settingsPersonal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humorSuperlative organizational skills and attention to detailAbility to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish departmental and individual goalsPositive energy, flexibility, and a desire to participate in the life of the school -Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree; Masters degree in progressConcentration in School Psychology/CounselingSpanish language proficiencyInterested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to:Raquel Salcedo, Director of Recruiting & Talent -Powered by JazzHR

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