The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is seeking an experienced School Psychologist. We are searching for a strong, resilient program-builder who can help us define and develop systems, structures, and norms that enhance the impact of the position. We expect that our School Psychologist will conduct psycho-educational assessments and will consult and collaborate with families, administration, counselors, support specialists and teachers. We also expect our School Psychologist to assume a leadership role on our Student Support Team, although the exact nature of these leadership responsibilities will be determined only after we are familiar with the expertise, skills, and level of comfort of our preferred candidate. We also expect that our School Psychologist will work with students in a counseling and/or social skill training role, including with issues such as bullying, disabilities, LGBTQ issues, low self-esteem, academic performance, social anxiety, and problems with authority or home life. A key focus for the School Psychologist is assessment of students and provision of interventions to support the student’s learning needs.
ASIJ’s School Psychologist will also play an important role with both crisis response and child protection. The School Psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable about current best practice in the fields of education and school psychology, as well as research that supports assessment, prevention, learning, and intervention. The position requires flexibility, collaboration and leadership skills, an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, and a commitment to facilitating the success of diverse learners.