School Psychologist (2020-2021 SY)

Job | Posted 4 months ago
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2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


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 young 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 an asset.

 Days:    Monday – Friday
Salary:  In alignment with NFT contract
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It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.


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Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Avenue P.O. Box 6001, Norwalk, CT 06852

At the following locations

NECC: Norwalk Early Childhood Center

125 East Ave. , Norwalk, CT 06852