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School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center
The School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center, founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, is the preeminent ballet school in the country. Our mission is to train professional dancers for careers in classical ballet. We provide the resources for a diverse pool of students to train at the highest level – with 20-25 a year going on to dance for New York City Ballet, our official but independent company, and other major ballet companies worldwide. SAB has a far-reaching impact on the art form and enriches the lives of each student who comes through our doors, over 1,000 annually.
During the Winter Term (September-June), sixty Advanced students reside on-site at the School in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall, a facility shared with the Juilliard School. During SAB’s 5-week Summer Course (June and July), 200 middle school and high school students reside on campus.
SAB’s Department of Student Life is dedicated to fostering and promoting a well-rounded approach to the emotional, social, physical, cultural, intellectual and academic spheres of SAB students’ lives. The Department’s work is deeply engrained into the SAB student experience and aims to enhance students’ artistic training by supporting them fully outside of the studios. This support is provided through a highly intentional approach to the areas of residence life, health and wellness, academics, and personal development.
Education and awareness are at the forefront of SAB’s Wellness Curriculum, which aims to educate and resource students with the tools they need to be healthy, engaged and ready to learn both within and beyond the studios. SAB’s approach to the dancer as artistic athlete is woven throughout the Curriculum.
As part of the Wellness Team at SAB, the Psychologist will work collaboratively to support the holistic health and wellbeing of our community. Reporting to the School’s Senior Psychologist, the Psychologist will have responsibilities in the following areas:
· Conduct curriculum-based mental health education seminars/workshops for students ranging in approximate age 11-18 years.
· Provide direct 1:1 counseling and facilitate small group therapy sessions for students between 14-18 years old.
· Develop and execute student programming on a monthly basis that is educational and age appropriate.
· Coordination of mental health care as a member of the multidisciplinary Wellness Team.
· Advocate for student mental health.
· Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for mental health.
A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychology is required. Licensed Clinical Social Workers with strong school experience will also be considered. The successful candidate for this position will have several years of experience working in a school-based or clinical setting with high school aged students. Candidates must be licensed to practice in NYS. Experience working with students of color and LGBTQAI+ students. Experience providing mental health education and direct counseling services with individuals and groups. Strong clinical skills and excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit are required. A background in performance or sports psychology is a plus. Candidates must be available to work after-school hours and evenings (4-9pm) and occasional weekends, 6 hours/week throughout the school year. Hourly rate commiserate with experience.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Kvedder@sab.org with the subject line “Psychologist.” No phone calls, please.
The School of American Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School of American Ballet is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job email your details to Kvedder@sab.org