Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to grade 12 Quaker, college preparatory day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, has an employment opportunity for a Middle/Upper School Consulting Psychologist beginning in the Fall of 2017. The Consulting Psychologist provides expertise in learning, developmental, socio-emotional, and psychological issues and may include dealing with urgent matters as they arise. The Consulting Psychologist is expected to be available approximately ten hours per week, including some summer hours.
A highly qualified candidate is one who:
PhD in clinical or school psychology; licensed as a psychologist in the state of Delaware (or eligible to be licensed).
Experience working with children in grades 6-12 and their families, preferably in an independent or private school setting. Candidates in private practice who have experience with private school consultation may also be considered.
Has expertise with diagnostic tools and assessments.
Demonstrated experience working in a diverse and inclusive community.
Consult regularly with the Middle and Upper School Division Heads (weekly or bi-weekly) and as needed with the Head of School.
Consult regularly with the Middle School/Upper School Learning Resources Coordinator
Attend the weekly meetings of the student support groups in each division (Upper School Student Support Group, Middle School Grade Deans)
Consult, as needed, with the Middle School Dean for Students and Upper School Dean for Students
Develop communication materials for parents to help them support their children during times of stress such as dealing with tragic events
Provide therapy referrals for parents who are seeking help for their children.
Participate in parent conferences in both divisions when psychological issues are involved.
Participate as requested in evening parent gatherings.
Be on call for any urgent situation that may arise.
Observe, as needed, students in both divisions and provide feedback to, or consult with, teachers.
Provide informal professional development presentations on topics of learning challenges and emotional/psychological issues
Consult with parents who have questions about how to support their children
Meet with individual students to do an initial assessment (including, at times, a risk assessment) or to provide an additional source of short-term support for a student (under special circumstances).
In partnership with the Middle School/Upper School Learning Resources Coordinator, meet with the Director of Admissions regarding applicants who have psycho-educational evaluations or for whom there are concerns regarding possible learning or emotional issues that may call into question the applicant’s fit with WFS.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to Ann Cole, Assistant to the Head of School (email@example.com) prior to Friday, May 5th.