JobID 5174 : Bilingual School Psychologist (#1998165)
School Psychologists develop strategies and interventions to assist students in succeeding. They measure and interpret the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children; interpreting results of psychological studies; interpreting and applying state and federal codes.
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
- Administers standardized and/or supplemental assessments for the purpose of measuring the intellectual, adaptive, academic, social and emotional development of children and/or determining eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements
- Assesses students' functional capabilities and home and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or placement
- Assists other staff for the purpose of developing and applying student monitoring systems and designing academic and behavioral interventions.
- Assists all specialists (e.g. autism consultants, behavior specialists, occupational and physical therapist, speech language pathologists, etc.) for the purpose of creating and delivering student supports
- Compiles information from a variety of sources (e.g. administrators, teachers, nurse, parents, mental health agencies, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of producing a comprehensive screening/ evaluation report in compliance with established guidelines.
- Has strong understanding in Response to Intervention for the purpose of interpreting the data to intervene, offering interventions and eventually determining eligibility
- Counseling to assist students in developing positive social skills. Psychological testing as per PPT recommendations.
- Utilize appropriate crisis intervention techniques.
- Create opportunities for students to learn/practice new skills/behaviors related to IEP goals.
- Utilize appropriate clinical skills/techniques during individual/group counseling sessions.
- Receives administrative and technical supervision from the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and general supervision from the building principal.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Experience working with children
- Public school experience with students displaying social/emotional/behavioral needs
- Experience in behavior management (development and program implementation)
- Collaborative working style
- Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
- Effective, active listening skills
- Ability to work effectively with others
- Organizational and problem solving skills
- Connecticut School Psychologist certification.
- At least 2 years' public school experience working with students with autism and other behavior challenges.
- Preferred; DBT training
- Experience with the PPT process.
- Experience with writing IEP goals/objectives.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues.
- Experience with all levels of school-aged students with behavioral challenges
- Spanish fluency is required
Days: Monday – Friday
Salary: In alignment with NFT contract
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