Quad Preparatory School
Full-Time Psychology Intern (2021-2022 School Year)
Updated: March 4, 2021
***We’d love to meet you! Please note that this role is an anticipated opening for the 2021-22 school year. Want to learn more? Come to our Career Night!***
The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of twice-exceptional students, bright and creative children who learn differently. Quad Prep is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 that is a vibrant professional and collegial learning community for employees.
The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.
Our teachers, clinicians, and staff joined together to craft our statement of values, which we are proud to share:
- Quad Prep is a kind and joyful learning community where everyone is celebrated for who they are.
- We ignite students’ strengths and passions and allow for safe academic pursuit at the highest levels by learning from mistakes.
- We are trustworthy and steadfast, and our high academic expectations challenge students to grow uniquely as people and in the way they learn.
- We widen our students’ perspectives, giving them the tools to know themselves and find success in the future of their choosing.
- We never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of “not if, but how.”
As Quad Prep is rooted in the community of New York City, we commit, as a matter of justice and equity, that we shall work toward enrolling a student body and employing a staff that fully reflects the makeup of our community.
As education at Quad Prep is rooted in the idea that our neurodiverse students are to be proudly celebrated for their unique talents and potential, we commit that the whole self of every individual student, parent, and staff member shall be welcomed, valued, included, and treated always with the deepest respect and empathy.
And, as at Quad Prep our community is a single fabric supporting the development of all, we commit that every student shall benefit from the richness of the backgrounds and experiences that make up that fabric, so that they leave Quad fully prepared to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.
The Quad Preparatory School is seeking two one-year, full-time interns in Psychology. We are hiring for both the Lower School (grades K-5) and Upper School (grades 6-12). Please specify to which position you are applying. Start date is August 23, 2021, and ending date is June 24, 2022; a stipend is available. The Interns will join a team of clinicians, teachers, and support staff and job duties include:
- Provide individual and group counseling to students at the School. The intern provides individual counseling to students, co-leads social cognition and academic seminar groups, and provides psychosocial guidance in classrooms.
- Lead sub-specialty area/project of Clinical Team, to be determined by supervisor. Examples include Teacher Child Interaction Therapy implementation, research/data collection, psychosocial curriculum implementation.
- Before start of school year, identify goals for each student to begin tracking immediately upon commencement of school year. Develop Daily Report Card as necessary for each student to allow for tracking of goals.
- Collaboratively revise individual student goals as needed.
- Supervise undergraduate or pre-graduate level psychosocial interns, psychosocial teachers, and/or paraprofessionals.
- Evaluate performance of pre-graduate level psychosocial interns.
- Oversee data tracking of students’ goals through Daily Report Cards.
- Keep progress notes of sessions with students and contact with parents/outside providers in Counseling Contact Log
- Provide emergency risk assessment with supervision.
- Schedule monthly collaborative calls with each student’s outside providers (student’s therapist and/or psychiatrist) and student’s parents (all parties on same call).
- Coordinate with students’ outside providers outside of monthly calls as needed.
- Collaborate with students’ parents outside of monthly calls as needed.
- Conduct select monthly evening Parent Nights at the school.
- Participate in daily meetings with faculty and staff to cover any changes needed for the following day.
- Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Advise, coach, and collaborate with teachers and staff in regards to each child’s individual therapeutic needs, the psychosocial curriculum and psychosocial clinical best practices.
- Attend all evening Open Houses at the School
- Participate and attend other meetings and perform other tasks as directed by supervisor, Clinical Director, and/or Head of School.
- Model the mission and philosophy of the School.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fourth floor. Typing is required for composing emails and writing reports. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. The 2021-2022 school year contract begins August 23, 2021. Clinicians work 12 months out of the year according to the August-June academic calendar and with vacation time in the summer after a full year of employment. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8:15A.M.-4:15P.M.
Required Education and Experience:
- Current enrollment in final year of doctoral-level graduate program in psychology (school, clinical, or school-clinical)
- At least one prior experience (paid or unpaid) working with school-age children with varying learning needs
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Experience working with twice-exceptional youth
- Experience with cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.