Magen David Yeshivah – School Psychologist / Social Worker – Elementary School

Posted 1 year ago

School Psychologist or Social Worker Position

This is a full-time position in the Elementary School working with children Grades 1-3.

The School Psychologist will be supporting students in the General Studies as well as the Judaic Studies classrooms. Hours of the position are 8:20am – 4:20pm.

School Psychologist / Social Worker Responsibilities

  • Consultation and collaboration with teachers, faculty, parents, and outside providers to address student academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs;
  • Regular attendance at case conferences with administrators and other faculty;
  • Functional analysis of student behavior leading to intervention planning and implementation;
  • Scoring and interpretation of rating scales and other screening/evaluation measures;
  • Data collection and analysis at the student level to aid with class placement and learning/behavioral support decisions;
  • Data collection at the systemic level to aid with program planning and evaluation;
  • Opportunities to co-develop and facilitate parent or teacher workshops;
  • Crisis intervention at the student and school-wide level as necessary


Experience or familiarity with play therapy principles, behavior planning, teacher and parent consultation, parent training, and psychological evaluations; strong interpersonal skills; collaborates and works well with a team.

Familiarity with Judaic curriculum, customs and holidays required. Hebrew language fluency is not required, however, you will need to be comfortable in an Ivri b’Ivrit environment.

Guidance Team

The guidance team of psychologists and social workers collaborates on implementing best practices within our school setting. Weekly administrative team meeting and guidance team meetings offer opportunities for case conferencing, vision and goal setting, evaluating and building upon tools and resources, and provide a forum for collegial support and professional development.

Description of School

Magen David Elementary school is an Orthodox Jewish day school serving the needs of the Sephardic community. There are currently over 1500 students in the school from preschool through eighth grade. Magen David is committed to ensuring that each student receives a comprehensive dual-curriculum education, rooted in Sephardic tradition, and emphasizing academic excellence, creativity and intellectual curiosity. The staff operates with a growth mindset that is rooted in data collection and analysis.

Instructional practice in Magen David Yeshivah is centered on research-based, best practices and adapted to meet the unique needs of our school population. Built on an understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, our approach to Early Childhood education is play-based even as we introduce elements of early academics. Recognizing the importance of communication skills and the role language plays in communication our faculty engages in ongoing professional learning to develop expertise in facilitating the development of strong language skills for our children. With a robust budget for professional development, our teachers participate in school-wide PD programs as well as courses and conferences of individual interest. Our faculty is a true community of learners and teachers thrive in an environment of support and growth.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer offering a wonderful mission driven environment competitive salary and benefits including a 403(b) retirement plan and lunch. MDY is committed to an inclusive faculty therefore candidates from diverse backgrounds who want to make a real impact on the future of education are encouraged to apply. Private transportation from Manhattan can be provided for faculty.

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Job Details

Job CategoryChildhood, Counseling
Organization/School NameMagen David Yeshivah
Contact NameWendy Overstreet
Contact Phone718-676-0215*113
Application End DateN/A
Position TitleSchool Psychologist / Social Worker
Application LinkN/A