The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a School Clinician for a full-time, school-based position (11 months).
The School Clinician will provide high quality, data-driven instruction to students aligned with the school’s mission and philosophy. The successful candidate will cultivate open and positive lines of communication with students and parents regarding academic, social and emotional progress and development, as well as maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues.
The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving and relationship building. Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.
Job Responsibilities include:
- Implement collaborative problem solving, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and relational approaches during students’ weekly counseling sessions
- Hold weekly 1:1 and/or group sessions with students for counseling, social-emotional check-ins, and social cognition
- Administer and interpret cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral assessments. Complete psychological test reports based on test data.
- Create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals to monitor and track student progress
- Actively collaborate on the development and implementation of students’ IEPs; review and discuss students issues, profiles, and progress with team members
- Identify at-risk students and school vulnerabilities (e.g., monitoring students’ harmful behaviors and providing consistent communication with administrators, parents, and outside providers)
- Work collaboratively with teachers, paraprofessionals, other related service personnel, and outside providers in order to review and discuss student progress
- Maintain consistent communication with Head of School, Education Director, and other administrators regarding student issues and concerns
- Provide case management for 2-4 students in addition to counseling caseload. The case manager is the point of communication for parents and outside providers regarding student updates, concerns, and parent-school collaboration.
- Provide pivotal role in the development and implementation of school social cognition program
- Doctorate or Master’s degree in School Psychology or related field
- CT certification for School Social Worker, School Counselors, or School Psychologist
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children in a therapeutic or educational setting for grades 2-8
- Experience and interest working with students in a special education setting
- Experience with executive functions coaching, social skill development, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and relational approaches
Benefits include Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, Retirement, $600 Professional Development fund/year, Free staff lunch, on-site gym, and more!.
To apply, please send your resume, certification, 2 references and a brief, email cover note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.