Director of Psychological Services (33 views)

Andover, MA
January 3, 2019

The Director of Psychological Services has primary responsibility for all student mental health-related services at Phillips Academy, a private, residential secondary school with an extensive and rigorous academic program. The director leads an in-house team of counselors and collaborates with others across the Academy to provide mental health programming and services in support of the personal and academic success of 1150 diverse students. This is a 12-month, ongoing administrative faculty appointment to begin July 1, 2019, reporting to the Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness.  The Director of Psychological Services works closely with the Medical Director to ensure a campus-wide integrated and holistic approach to health and wellness. The job includes management, administrative, supervisory, and clinical duties. The psychological services team provides crisis intervention and emergency coverage 24/7.


Advanced degree in counseling or clinical psychology or M.S.W. Currently licensed as a mental health practitioner; if not licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, must be licensed within 12 months of employment. Knowledge of current trends and best practices in adolescent and secondary school mental health services.  Experience working as a clinician in a psychological services unit in a residential educational setting. At least five years of experience providing administration, clinical supervision, and assessment of clinical services in a mental health setting. Proven record of success and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strong cultural competency skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Read a detailed version of the job description which includes essential responsibilities. 

Additional information about Phillips Academy’s commitment to student health and wellness can be found here: 

Please go to to complete an application and submit a resume, two letters of reference and a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in working in an intentionally diverse residential community. Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2019.

Full background check required.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.