The Lang School is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.
Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
We are looking for an individual with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and extensive experience working with children to work under the direction of the school psychology team in supporting individual student goals across the areas of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic well-being and success. This position will provide the opportunity to learn more about the profession of school psychology under the leadership of doctoral-level school psychologists. This is a full-time position from 8 am until 4 pm weekdays beginning in late August of 2022. Summer 2022 training (including Crisis Prevention Intervention) will be provided at the school’s expense.
Completion of a Bachelor’s level program in psychology
Demonstrated commitment to special education, gifted education, and/or twice-exceptional learners is expected.
Authentic connection with The Lang School's mission and population
Demonstrated alignment with our mission and core SEL & EF programs — CBT, DBT, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, Organization Time Management Planning programs, and Daily Report Cards
Extensive experience working with children in structured settings (e.g., summer camp, after-school programs, etc.)
Exemplary time-management skills
Proficient with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Google Suite) & eager to learn more.
Conduct regular observations and collect/interpret data to identify the current developmental and cognitive needs of students
Assist in incorporating observations and data into practices that support student wellbeing and success
Support crisis intervention and collaborative problem solving eforts
Assist school psychologists in documenting behavioral incidents and in notifying appropriate internal stakeholders
Help teachers with special long-term projects
Demonstrate the ability to be flexible in reprioritizing daily responsibilities to meet the shifting needs of SPs, faculty, and students within the school
Provide feedback and updates to all internal stakeholders (e.g., teachers, SPs), as directed, and gather updated information from same
Based on up-to-date information and current evaluations, create/update behavior plans and Learner Profiles under the supervision of SPs
Provide support for teachers and SPs in working with students during breaks and at recess
Collect and maintain database of up-to-date student information, including outside providers, medications (and dosaging), and dates of neuropsychological evaluations
Participate in the planning and teaching of weekly psychoeducational classes for small student groups
Participate in the planning of periodic or regular workshops for parents via Zoom
Participate in select onsite and remote professional development opportunities
ALL THERAPEUTIC STAFF & FACULTY:
Take personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community;
Enjoy working with children, especially those who present challenges; they like diving deep and unraveling the mystery of each learner;
Value diversity in all forms and understand that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences – different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives;
Embrace inclusive practices and an inclusive mindset, extending that mindset to all staff, students, and their families;
Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis;
Are innovative outside-the-box thinkers — both in the way they approach content and topics and in the way they interact with colleagues, students, and families;
Work collaboratively to make sure that each child’s set of needs is met, that they are challenged, that they achieve at a high level, and that they experience a sense of personal and academic achievement;
Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;
Proactively seek, welcome, and integrate feedback.
Compensation is competitive and based on experience, background, and licensure/certification. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health insurance and ample opportunities for paid professional development.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review all appllications using the same lens and rubrics.
Salary: $40 - $45K
COVID-19 considerations: Lang employees must be Covid-19 vaccinated & boosted before arriving to work.
The Lang School offers a child-centered, empirically-validated, STEM- and STEAM-driven education for high potential, gifted, and twice-exceptional (2e) learners in grades K-12. At Lang, students thrive – often for the first time – learning at their level with ability and affinity peers in small classes of no more than 12 students. Our rigorous, standards-based academics evolve to challenge students as they grow and develop commitment and independence. Our Talent Development program inspires passions, creativity and a sense of purpose, and our integrated and 1:1 supports address academic challenges, self-regulation, and social-emotional learning. We are a progressive school that incubates tomorrow’s thought leaders and innovators