City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.

City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.

Part-Time Mental Health Professional/Psychologist for Grades 3-8

City and Country School seeks a part-time Mental Health Professional/Psychologist for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Part-time Middle/Upper School Mental Health Professional works to support students, families, and teachers in grades 3-8. The Mental Health Professional works a minimum of 25 hours per week with the possibility to expand to full-time hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate with the Student Support Teams and Teachers about children's development and progress,
  • Observe children in a variety of in-school settings in order to advise the Student Support Teams, teachers, and families,
  • Participate in and host classroom Community Meetings as appropriate,
  • Guide social-emotional development curriculum at each age level as appropriate,
  • Consult and co-teach Health and Wellness curriculum throughout Middle and Upper School divisions,
  • Plan and conduct school/community-wide presentations, events and, discussions on a variety of relevant topics,
  • Provide crisis management on an as-needed basis throughout the school year (including consultation, risk assessment, and follow-up),
  • Coordinate with outside service providers, including the Board of Education, on behalf of children and families,
  • Facilitate bi-weekly Banana Splits groups for children who have experienced parental divorce or death, and
  • Initiate responsive groups for children when appropriate.

Key elements for candidates include:
  • Ph.D. or PsyD in Psychology, or LCSW required
  • Experience with the eight to thirteen-year olds 
  • Strong communication, collaborative skills, and critical thinking skills 
  • Experience with neuropsychological testing 
  • Previous experience working in a school environment preferred
  • Familiarity with progressive and flexible teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802