JOB DESCRIPTION Woodlynde School seeks to hire a School Psychologist. Reporting to the Head of School, the School Psychologist is a leadership role that combines evaluation strategies and services for individual students with school-wide data analysis and programmatic recommendations. In this role, the ideal candidate will work with students and colleagues to promote social-emotional wellness for all students while growing a future structure for educational evaluation services.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Conduct testing and write evaluations for students at Woodlynde School • Participate in Wellness Screener Panel to administer, interpret, and manage the annual Wellness Screener tool • Establish and maintain data structures and progress monitoring for social-emotional and psychological needs and patterns for K-12 • Collaborate with Leadership Team to make programmatic recommendations based on progress monitoring and data findings • Meet with individual or small groups of students based on specific needs and collaborate with teaching team to establish language, routines, and/or effective strategies for students • Provide professional development for teaching colleagues based on best practices and emerging patterns and needs in our population • Offer community events for parents, outside professionals, and other community members to share information about SEL programs at Woodlynde, as well as focused sessions on key topics in child psychological development in partnership with the Literacy Institute expert speaker series • Assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with outside professionals for specific students • Attend weekly meetings with Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, School Counselors, and other personnel as needed to continue and develop shared vision of socialemotional supports K-12 • Attend Division Meetings, All Colleague Meetings, and other meetings as needed to ensure visibility in all areas of the school, as well as developing a shared vision and understanding of our current needs and programs • Engage outside professionals, experts, and researchers to connect with Woodlynde to extend our reach and areas of expertise • Work with Admissions Team to refine our mission profile and assist in interpreting some testing and profiles for prospective students
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • EdS, PsyD, or equivalent • Experience with students with learning differences, including dyslexia, executive functioning deficits, school-related anxiety, attention deficits preferred but not required • Responsive Classroom certification or willingness to get immediate certification
COMPENTENCIES DESIRED • Ability to mentor as a positive role model • Commitment to continuous improvement • Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multitasker, problem solving skills • Professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion • Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate with a consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion • Share in Woodlynde School’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
ABOUT WOODLYNDE SCHOOL
Woodlynde School welcomes and serves students who learn differently and empowers them to become strategic thinkers and self-advocates in a challenging and supportive college preparatory environment. An independent, coeducational school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, Woodlynde School is located in suburban Philadelphia. Founded in 1976, the school is nationally recognized for its expertise in serving students with language- or math-based learning differences, executive function challenges, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, or a need for a small classroom environment.
Woodlynde School is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in order that its students and employees achieve their full potential.
We believe that everyone’s unique life experience and background adds valuable perspective to our community and that our community is stronger because of the differences represented by our students, colleagues, and families. We embrace community members of different backgrounds and do not discriminate against employees or students?on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, religion,?or disability.