Consulting Contract – Two days per week
Commences September 2016
Founded in 1867, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls, offering rigorous academic programs and a full co-curricular program to challenge and inspire every student. With an expert faculty, skilled staff, state-of-the-art resources, and a dynamic and supportive environment, BSS is a leading school for girls in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and an exceptional workplace for those committed to excellence, innovation and continuous learning.
We are seeking a School Psychologist on a two-day a week consulting contract effective September 2016. The position works with members of the Student Services Team/Faculty/Leadership while reporting into the Principal, Senior School.
The School Psychologist provides expertise and a continuum of psychological consulting services including diagnostic assessment of individuals or groups, conferencing with students, their parents/guardians and counselors, and provides outside referrals where appropriate. S/he also provides crises intervention services, creative problem-solving, and training regarding proper identification and referral of students, and conducts workshops related to the social and emotional health.
In addition, the School Psychologist will provide expertise in adolescent development and mental health research that directly impacts academic achievement, behaviour, and the social and emotional well-being of students, and will help develop the expertise of the faculty.
The School Psychologist serves as a resource to members of the Student Services Team, the Middle and Senior School Principals, Head of School and members of faculty in order to provide a holistic overview of the academic and psychological needs of the student while balancing the interests of the school.
The School Psychologist has school-based training and experience and is knowledgeable about independent education, holds a Masters of Psychology or a Ph.D. with a background in school psychology. S/he has worked in schools and understands the unique needs and rhythms of a school, and in particular a boarding school, and is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.
The BSS School Psychologist will not be able to have current students of the school as clients. In addition to impeccable credentials, s/he will also have a warm and engaging manner.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating School Psychologist in the subject line.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.