School Psychologist

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Start Date
09/03/2019
Position Areas
Specialists

Description

WEBSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
119 SOUTH AVENUE, WEBSTER, NY  14580
(585) 216-0010      website: 
www.websterschools.org

With nearly 8,400 students in 11 schools, we are the second largest suburban district in Monroe County. We were named 13 times by the NAMM Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country. We offer dynamic Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit, music, fine arts, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
We also offer tuition reimbursement for further education
.  
The Webster CSD Human Resources Office is interested in hiring people who are Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged, and Always Learning!

1819-1026
Position Opening
Position Title:   School Psychologist
 
Location:   District Wide
                      
Starting Date:   September 3, 2019
 
Position Summary: We are seeking two certified school psychologists.  Please see the job description for more details.

The School Psychologist is a data-based decision maker who works within multi-tiered systems to support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally by:
  • Collaborating and consulting with educational team members, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. 
  • Evaluating students to determine current functioning, strengths, and needs in order to inform the implementation of appropriate interventions and supports to meet student needs.  
  • Assisting in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified needs within the student population.
  • Collaborating with educational team members, parents, and other professionals to identify environmental factors impacting learning, to address those environmental factors, and to provide targeted interventions to teach social, emotional, and/or behavioral skills.
 
Qualifications: An individual filling the position must hold New York State certification as a School Psychologist.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of multi-tiered systems to address academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students and to promote the development of Essential Skills and mindfulness for all students.
  2. Participate as a member of the building’s multi-disciplinary problem solving team(s) to address academic, social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs of individual students.  Individually through consultation and/or within the team process, in consideration of the needs:
    1. Gather data, as appropriate, through record review, interview, observation, and/or assessment to assist in the identification of student functioning, strengths, and needs, as well as possible barriers to learning.  
    2. Identify evidence-based interventions to address identified needs.
    3. Develop systems for monitoring and evaluating student progress and response to the identified interventions.
    4. Review and interpret progress monitoring data to guide decision-making.
  3. Provide direct services to students and families to address social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.
          a. Provide consultation for instruction at a Tier 1 level to teach skills in the social, emotional, and behavioral domains.
          b. Provide group and/or individual counseling services to students using evidence-based interventions to address identified skill-based needs for students to make progress in the educational setting. Monitor student progress in response to the interventions and make changes, as necessary, to promote student growth.
          c. Communicate with parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding direct services to promote home-school collaboration in support of student growth across settings.  Share resources with parent(s)/guardian(s), as appropriate.
          d. Collaborate with community-based service providers to promote alignment of goals and interventions.
  4. Conduct evaluations to gather information about student functioning, strengths, and needs in order to inform the implementation of appropriate interventions and supports to meet student needs.
    1. Use current, valid, and reliable assessment tools and practices to assess cognitive abilities, academic skills, social/emotional functioning, and adaptive behaviors.  
    2. Facilitate the function-based problem solving process and collaborate with educational teams to inform the development and implementation of behavior supports.
    3. Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments in collaboration with educational teams to inform the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans.
  5. Participate as a member of the Committee on Special Education. 
          a. Gather data, as appropriate, through record review, interview, observation, and/or assessment to assist in the identification of student functioning, strengths, and needs.
          b. Work collaboratively to synthesize information, prepare meeting materials, and make recommendations regarding student eligibility for special education services.
          c. Work collaboratively to make recommendations regarding special education programs, services, and supports within the student’s Individualized Education Program. 
          d. Maintain communication with parent(s)/guardian(s) and provide information and assistance, as needed, to promote parental involvement and understanding within evaluation, initial eligibility determination, and program development, implementation, and review processes.
          e. Work collaboratively with the student, family, and educational team to plan for and address post-secondary goals and transition needs.
  6. Participate as a member of the building’s crisis response team.  Maintain current knowledge and skills related to trauma, illness, and grief.  Provide crisis intervention for students and/or staff members, as needed and as appropriate to the situation.
  7. Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the building or district administration. 
 
Salary:  As per current Webster Teachers Contract, education and experience
 
Application Procedure:  Until position is filled
 
Correspond With:         Mrs. Collen Armstrong
                                        Executive Director of Special Education
                                        Webster Central School District
                                        1028 Ridge Road, Suite 112
                                        Webster, NY 14580

 
 SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Webster Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

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Webster Central School District

875 Ridge Road , Webster, NY 14580
 

At the following locations

District Wide

119 South Ave , Webster, NY 14580



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$18,318

State Average: $22,444

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.49

State Average: 13.16

% IEP Students

11%

State Average: 18%

FTE

1,412

State Average: 355