The School Psychologist for Middle and High School will work with leadership and guidance counselors during the school year to identify at-risk students and complete comprehensive mental health assessments. The Psychologist will provide crisis intervention, refer parents/guardians and students to counseling and psychiatric services, and ensure they connect with the referred agency. When crises occur, the Psychologist will intervene and facilitate a referral. Over the summer, the Psychologist will provide the same support for adolescent campers and staff members showing signs of distress. In addition, the Psychologist will provide ongoing training to staff on interventions for social, emotional, and behavioral issues in campers and advise the camp leadership on building a culture that cultivates positive mental health for all. For a description of the different programs the Psychologist will support, refer to the end of the job description
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Y @ Harbor Heights Middle School Afterschool Program
Harbor Heights serves 6th to 8th-grade students who are recent arrivals from Spanish-speaking countries. The student body is 100% Latino and considered English Language Learners (ELL). Programs are focused on leadership, STEM, and academics. Students also engage in instrumentation, sports, theater, film, arts & crafts, and STEM.
Y @ Columbia Secondary School Middle School Programs
The Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, & Engineering is a public, sixth through twelfth grade school that opened in the fall of 2007. A partnership between the New York City Department of Education, the community, and Columbia University, CSS-MSE serves academically talented students who have an interest in a rigorous and demanding program focusing on math, science, and engineering.
Camp Twelve Trails
Located in Rockland County NY, Camp Twelve Trails is an exceptional Jewish day camp program serving campers 5-16 years old. On our beautiful, 16-acre, outdoor campgrounds, we provide campers the best of both specialty and classic day camp programming. It is comprised of five specialty areas (called "Neighborhoods"): Play, Create, Explore, Discover, and Grow that allow campers to strengthen their skills in their favorite specialty while encouraging them to explore new areas. Deep friendships evolve as they engage with others who share their interests. We aim to provide a high level, individualized, Jewish summer camp experience for all campers in upper Manhattan, The Bronx, and Westchester.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Additional functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
WORK AUTHORIZATION & CLEARANCE
$75,000 - $85,000
Established in 1917, YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the "Y") is a not-for-profit Jewish community center that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. We offer a wide range of educational, sports, recreational, and social services programs to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. From topnotch early childhood education and youth development programs to innovative senior center services, there's always something for everyone at the Y!