Portledge School seeks to hire an experienced School Psychologist who is passionate about creating a healthy, student-centered school atmosphere. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
Consultation with teachers, advisors and college counselors to develop and implement strategies that support students with emotional, behavioral, social, or academic challenges.
Consultation with parents regarding concerns about students and help with the development of intervention strategies.
In-School counseling for students across divisions - individual and group
Coordination of the provision of special education services for Portledge students.
Facilitation of referrals to the Locust Valley School district and outside agencies when necessary.
Schedules and attends all CSE meetings for students with IESPs
Responsibility for planning and leading initial and triennial evaluations
Coordination and administration of non-standard testing for all College Board, ACT and other standardized tests for students with IEPs and 504s or anyone requesting accommodations.
Coordination of Child Study Team Meetings
Sits on Sexual Misconduct Team
Sits on Crisis Intervention Task Force
Implements existing and initiates new programs for student services school-wide
Facilitate faculty and parent PD and or workshops
Commitment to work with the Portledge Upper School leadership team and senior school leadership to promote the health and social/emotional well-being of everyone in the community
Our faculty and staff work in a warm, collaborative environment...
Delivering consistent high-quality instruction, mentoring and teaching to students
Participating in collaborative planning and ongoing professional development and a professional learning community
Staying current with educational research, technology and pedagogy related to classroom instruction and educational trends
Maintaining online Atlas curriculum database for courses taught
Pursuing both self-guided and formal professional development on an ongoing basis
Lifelong, intellectual learners who have a passion for teaching and mentoring children
Interested in and committed to teaching subject matter from multiple cultural perspectives
Committed to and passionate about working in an antiracist school community that embraces anti-racist work and inclusivity
Clear about instructional goals
Knowledgeable about content
Clear communicators with their students about what is expected of them and why
Knowledgeable about their students
Able to teach reading and writing skills
Adept at providing effective feedback that supports student learning
Excited about and responsible for student outcomes
Willing to communicate thoughtfully with parents/guardians to enhance student and school support.
MS Degree minimum; advanced degree preferred
School Psychologist certification required
Superb written and oral communication as well as organizational and time management skills
Familiarity with and ability to use Google docs, drive and slides as both a professional collaboration tool and an integrated instructional tool in the classroom
Belief in the value of all types of diversity within a school; Anti-racist training desired
A commitment to the qualities embodied by the Portledge pillars: Kindness, Purpose, Honor, Respect
Desire to nurture the whole child and to support students by attending school events such as art, music, theater, athletics and community functions.
Commitment to excellence and professional and personal growth
About Portledge School
Portledge School was founded in 1965 and is located on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. Approximately fifty minutes (28 miles) from NYC by train, Portledge is nestled on a pastoral 63-acre tree-lined campus that is known for its cherry blossoms in spring. Enrolling approximately 525 students in grades PN-12, Portledge offers a competitive college preparatory program in a warm, inclusive community. We seek to inspire our students to realize their individual potential by developing critical thinking skills and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning in an increasingly complex world. Portledge is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.