School Psychologist

Faculty / Full-Time

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

At Belmont Day School, we foster intellectual curiosity, honor differences, 

and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, 

honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.

 

School Psychologist/Counselor

– full-time position – 

 

Belmont Day School seeks a full-time school psychologist to work with children Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade through assessment, support and counseling.  

 

Our new psychologist/counselor will:

  • Work with faculty to identify, assess, and structure support for students
  • Advise teachers in trends, research, and current best practices to create and sustain inclusive, happy and effective learning communities
  • Administer and interpret a variety of useful assessments and tests
  • Support individual parents and provide proactive strategies 
  • Facilitate single gender friendship groups of six children in grades three and six 
  • Be an integral member of the school’s health and wellness team
  • Teach weekly seventh grade or eighth grade Choices curriculum
  • Create and maintain records to ensure continuity of care and services
  • Participate in core evaluations
  • Meet regularly with grade level teams to support the work of the faculty
  • Create a morning coffee parent education program
  • Collaborate with teachers in the care of children in and beyond the classroom, including helping the school consider advisory and individual student support
  • Advise and support the admissions team in getting to know and to assess potential students 
  • Support the administrative team in communicating sensitive issues

 

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Individual and Group Counseling (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3) (Anxiety/Stress Reduction, Emotional Management, Social Skills Building)
  • Administer Assessments (Cognitive, Emotional, EF/Attention, Academic)
  • Develop and Support Implementation of Academic Interventions
  • 3rd and 6th Grade Lunch Bunch Meetings
  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • Develop and Support Implementation of Positive Behavior Plans
  • Assess Student Safety and Draft Safety Contracts, as needed

 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Health and Wellness (middle school)
  • Honoring Differences Seminar
  • Guest Lecturer in Associate Teaching Program

 

Consultation Responsibilities

  • Attend Weekly Learning Support Meetings
  • Attend Weekly Grade Level Team Meetings
  • Attend Biweekly meeting with Social Emotional Learning Team

 

Community Responsibilities

  • Parent Forums (SEL and Psycho Educational–Early/Late Fall and Early/Late Spring)
  • Faculty Trainings (Opening Meetings, Faculty Meetings, Professional Development Days)
  • Establish SEL Team—Psychologist, Director of EIB, Assistant Director of EIB and School Nurse

 

Required skills

  • Experience in school environment
  • Training in psychology, counseling, guidance or other forms of school support
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of organization
  • Flexibility, humor and commitment to being a part of a vigorous and thoughtful learning community

 

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@belmontday.org.

 

Belmont Day School is a Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade 325-student independent school founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. 

 

Belmont Day School

Belmont, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender