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Job Type:
Part Time
Apply To:
Lower School
Grade Levels:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Job Description:


We are seeking a part-time mental health practitioner to serve Friend’s Academy Preschool and Lower School (PreK Threes to 5th Grade).  As a valuable member of the Student Success Team, the School Counselor works collaboratively with our K-12 Counselor, Director of Student Affairs, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the cognitive, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students.  Areas of responsibility include consultation, assessment, evaluation, counseling, intervention, and instruction.


  • Serve as a critical member of the division’s Student Success Team

  • Provide consultation services as requested by school personnel, parents/guardians, and school administrators to support the development and well-being of students

  • Interpret psychological and educational evaluations

  • Provide individual and/or group counseling, behavior modification techniques, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution services

  • Serve as a liaison between school personnel and related service providers

  • Create and maintain thorough and timely reports, data, and other related records

  • Function as a case manager for all referred students

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Division Head, Assistant Head, and Head of School

Applicant Requirements:


  • A Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work or Mental Health Counseling

  • New York State licensure or Certification

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively

  • Deep knowledge of child development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in the field

  • Child-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

  • Working knowledge of the Department of Education and social service agencies for the procurement of needed student services

POSITION TYPE:  Part-time; 25-30 hours

WORK YEAR:  Teacher schedule, 10 months

WORK HOURS:  Teacher work day plus evenings and other times needed to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, and special responsibilities.

Interested candidates should apply by sending an email including a cover letter, resume and three references to  In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned about the position.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/01/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Position Level:
Lower School
School Name:  Friends Academy
Street Address: 270 Duck Pond Road
City: Locust Valley
State: NY
Zip Code: 11560
Phone: 516-676-0393
Fax: 516 393-4276
Head Of School: Andrea Kelly
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: Preschool (3yrs)-12
Enrollment Size:
Social Media Sites:
Admissions Contact: Nina Waechter
Admissions Email:

01/08/2018 270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560

270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560 School

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