Psychologist/Social Worker Leave Position – November 2023

About Shefa

About the Position

Key Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with and support the Lower School Psychologist and Middle School Psychologist
  • Consult with teachers on social-emotional-behavioral issues and classroom dynamics
  • Hold ad hoc meetings with students individually and in groups
  • Address conflicts and social issues as they arise
  • Run social skills groups and lunch groups
  • Provide referrals and collaborate with outside therapists and psychiatrists
  • Provide behavior management support and planning to teachers
  • Support Social-Emotional Learning programs
  • Participate in student case conferences
  • Lead case management
  • Teach weekly Social-Emotional Learning class
  • Assess, manage and share feedback about students’ behavior, attention, and social-emotional development
  • Communicate with and serve as a liaison to parents
  • Support crisis assessment and response
  • Participate on Committee on Special Education (CSE) reviews



  • NYS licensed or license-eligible clinical or school psychologist or social worker (LMSW or LCSW)
  • Expertise in behavioral interventions with children and families required
  • School experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups

We seek candidates who demonstrate flexibility and comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity, who thrive in collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, and who have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. We believe in investing in our employees’ development and aim to provide a supportive work environment characterized by thoughtful and generous feedback and opportunities for growth and advancement.

The Shefa School is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented communities to apply.





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