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Upper School
Grade Levels:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Job Description:

10-month position, 5 days a week

Reports to Director of Support Services and Upper School Division Head



  • Develops presence with students, faculty, and parents-becomes part of the School community.
  • Connects well with adolescents and their families.
  • Collaborates closely with the support services team: learning specialists, school nurse, and
  • Director of Support to promote the physical, social, emotional, educational, and health needs of students in Upper School.
  • Meets with students individually and in small groups.
  • Creates learning plans for students with neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing on file.
  • Works with teachers, students, administrators, learning specialists, and parents to make these school plans useful for students.
  • Applies on behalf of students with accommodations to College Board and ACT and helps families and students navigate the process.
  • Facilitates various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (students living with one parent for a variety of reasons).
  • Collaborates with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Academic Center, as well as the Director of Health Education on individual students, programming, and teaching of
  • Health and Wellness curriculum.
  • Initiates and participates in meetings with parents and/or teachers as needed.
  • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, case conferences, and school gatherings. Sometimes gives presentations or presents case studies.
  • Hosts talks about parenting, various mental health issues, and adolescent development.
  • Collaborates with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists, evaluators to make referrals and follow up on student care.
Applicant Requirements:


  • Consideration will also be given to strong candidates with an LCSW in School Psychology,
  • Clinical Psychology, or Counselling and 1-3 years post licensure.
  • NYS Licensed Psychologist with at least 1-3 years post-licensure and the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship or its equivalent. The doctoral program must have been APA-approved in either clinical, school, health, community or a combination of these. Both Ph.D. and Psy.D. applications are welcomed.
  • Experience working with students aged 14-18 in a clinical or school setting.
  • Must understand and be able to interpret psychoeducational evaluations and be able to analyze and communicate test results and recommendations verbally and in writing.
  • Strong public speaking, organization, and written communication skills.
  • Training and experience in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, evidenced-based treatment.
  • Applicants should email a cover letter articulating their approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting, a CV or resume, and the contact information for three references.


Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, your resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter articulating your approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting to


When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. W
Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 03/01/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Position Level:
Upper School
School Name:  Friends Seminary
Street Address: 222 East 16th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10003
Phone: 212-979-5030
Principal: Bo Robert Lauder
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: K-12
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08/03/2017 222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003 School

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