Windham Public Schools is seeking a 1.0 FTE School Psychologist to work at theWindham High School. The candidate will work individually and with small groups of students to provide counseling related to identified social, emotional, and behavioral needs. The candidate will also complete assessments and observations, write evaluation reports, and present findings and recommendations at PPT meetings. The ideal candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, community resources, and families, and assist in providing professional development to staff, as needed. Strong organizational and time management skills are also necessary to be effective in this position.
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 (070).
- Experience with the PPT process.
- Experience with writing IEP goals/objectives.
- Experience with FBAs/BIPs.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues.
- Experience with all levels of school-aged students with disabilities.
- Spanish fluency, desired.
Days: Monday – Friday
Salary: In accordance with the WFT contract
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