Monday, June 8, 2015

Director of Counseling Job

Position Announcement
TITLE: Director of Counseling/School Psychologist
SUPERVISOR: Dean of Students
STATUS: Full Time, Academic Year
The Masters School ( is a coeducational, day and boarding school for 650 students in grades 5-12 in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Masters arms students from around the globe with the complex skills required to succeed in a complex world. Masters guides students to be intellectually capable and curious, humane and respectful of other people, individuals of integrity and character, and to be a power for good in the world. By enriching minds in and beyond the classroom, students are prepared for achievement in college, career and life. Located on a picturesque 96-acre campus, Masters is just 12 miles from Manhattan.
The Director of Counseling/School Psychologist is a full-time counselor in the Health Center who serves the three divisions of The Masters School (Middle School, Upper School and CITYterm). The Director of Counseling will work with the students one-on-one as well as create outreach programs for the various student and parent populations within each division.
 Provide individual and group psychotherapy, consultation, and referral. This may include some evenings.
 Coordinate and develop outreach efforts of the Counseling Center and supervise staff and interns providing outreach efforts
 Develop protocols and procedures for specified events (Opening Days, Anxiety and Depression Awareness days, Eating Disorder week, or others as need arises)
 Work with student groups and other offices to collaborate on outreach efforts
 Provide crisis intervention and work with Dean of Students on Medical Leave plans and re-entry plans and assessments.
 Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies
 Assist in training of peer leaders, proctors, dorm parents, and advisors throughout the year and in preparation for the start of the school year
 Communicate with students, parents, faculty and other administrative offices as required
 Provides additional support to the Dean of Students with special projects and initiatives as assigned

 Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in counseling or clinical psychology
 Minimum of 3 years’ experience in individual therapy and in conducting groups
 Experience with outreach efforts/programming and networking with diverse student groups, academic and student service departments
 Ability to work with and be sensitive to diverse populations; particular interest in and/or experience working with independent school populations strongly preferred
 Ability to assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals
 Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a counseling service.
 Demonstrated expertise in all MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Docs

To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, list of three references, and salary requirements via email to (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Director of Counseling” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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