Mental Health Consultancy for LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

Hill Campus /
MS/US – Health, Counseling, Wellness /
Part Time
Riverdale is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is imperative for providing the best learning environment for students as they navigate an increasingly complicated world. The school enrolls about 1,200 students and about 39% of our student body are students of color.

Position Overview and Responsibilities: Riverdale is searching for a consultant willing to work with us this spring and possibly next fall.  The consultancy would begin immediately and continue at least through the end of the school year. 

Our LGBTQ+ Affinity Group is a closed affinity group that started six years ago. Students have the option to sign up for the group and attendance/participation is kept confidential. The group meets every other week and is facilitated by queer faculty or administrators. Additional queer faculty members attend as their schedules allow. During remote learning, group meetings take place using Zoom. Consultation with the advisors will also take place virtually. We are seeking a licensed mental health clinician to support this affinity space as a consultant. A Bachelor's degree is required, Master’s preferred, in a psychology, social work or mental health counseling field. Experience as a licensed mental health professional in a school setting is preferred.

This consultancy averages one-two hours per week for a total of six hours per month. Compensation is commensurate with experience. As a consultant for this affinity group, they will attend and at times co-facilitate the group meetings and preview and debrief the meetings with the faculty advisors. As needed, they will consult with the Chair of the Counseling Department, the Upper School Psychologist, and the Head of Upper School.

The School seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment policies and practices, in financial aid and loan programs, and in all its educational programs, Riverdale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, and any other protected categories under applicable law. 

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