Full Job Description
Who are we?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive pre K-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECF offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. Ethical Culture, located in Manhattan, has approximately 450 students and 75 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for an experienced school psychologist for our Ethical Culture division in Manhattan. The successful candidate should be warm, dynamic, energetic and creative, with a keen sense of humor and significant experience working with children, parents and teachers in an elementary school setting. This individual will work closely with students in PreK to 5th grade, all classroom and assistant teachers, parents, and our guidance group (Guidance Counsellor, Learning Specialist, Assistant Principals and Principal).
Master’s degree or PhD in clinical or school psychology
5-8 years experience working with elementary school age children and their families
Experience working closely with teachers
Expertise in a variety of assessment tools
Sense of humor and a passion for progressive education
Experience reading neuropsychological evaluations and sharing results with teachers and families
Ability to create individualized learning plans based upon results of neuropsychological evaluations
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
To apply please visit our school website www.ecfs.org To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references (including at least one formal supervisor) Please generate all documents in a .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.