JobID 1379 : School Psychologist / Internship (#1956028)
- Students must be in the final stages of completing their program to become a School Psychologist in Illinois.
Mundelein High School District 120 is now accepting internship applications for aspiring school psychologists for the 2019-2020 school year.
This internship includes a competitive stipend (benefits not included). This is a 5 day per week internship for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Applications will be accepted on-line through March 1, 2019
District 120 employs psychologists working in grades 9-12 with general education opportunities on PST teams and throughout the MTSS process. Psychologists also problem solve for special education cases and are the primary team member for special education case studies. District 120 has its own Transition Program, and a school psychologist has an integral role in this program. The intern would have access to opportunities across these settings.
Following is a description of the job goal and performance responsibilities for a School Psychologist:
The School Psychologist is responsible for the evaluation of students and serves as a member of the multidisciplinary team. The School Psychologist provides consultation and direct services to students in the Transition Program.
The School Psychologist has specialized training in both psychology and education. The School Psychologist teams with educators, parents and other mental health professionals to ensue that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Maintains adequate daily attendance
2. Individual and group assessment
- Use a wide variety of standardized and curriculum based techniques at an individual, group, and systems level to evaluate:
- Intellectual functioning
- Academic skills.
- Independent living skills
- Learning aptitudes
- Personality and emotional development
- Social skills
- Learning environments and school climate
- Eligibility for special services
- Adaptive behavior
3. Counseling with students and parents
- Individual, i.e., short-term, long-term, crisis intervention
- Group, i.e. development of social skill, support groups for special issues
- School personnel
- Give healthy and effective alternatives to teachers, parents and administrators about problems in learning and behavior
- Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
- Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services
- Applying curriculum-based assessment to program effectiveness
- Evaluate effectiveness of curriculum materials with specific populations
- Reviewing recent scientifically based research relevant to assessment, intervention and instruction
- Work face-to-face with children and families
- Teach the utilization of conflict resolution and problem solving skills
- Provide social skills training, behavior management, and other strategies
- Help families and schools deal with crisis, such as separation and loss
- Liaison as needed between family, school and community support agencies/professionals
- Providing information to community groups
- Demonstrates dependable attendance, punctuality and work ethics
- Adheres to Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010)
Internship Application Procedure: Apply Online
Please direct any specific questions related to this opportunity directly to Dr. Jessica Herrmann, Systems of Support Coordinator, @ firstname.lastname@example.org