School Psychologist

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School Psychologist
 
Terms of Employment:  10-month Employee
Reports to: Manager, Student Services
Salary: Odyssey Charter School Teacher Salary Scale
 
The future is brighter than ever for Odyssey Charter School, and we are in search of highly-motivated, equally passionate individuals to join our Team! Odyssey is a full-scale K-12 Charter School currently serving 2,000 students. Our School has a growing dual immersion program, innovative green Initiative, community food program, and high academic outcomes. Odyssey is united in our mission to prepare lifelong learners who are culturally aware, global citizens that utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills grounded in the classical teachings of Greek education and language. This approach trains students to use the Socratic Method and inquiry approach to learning while leveraging their unique skills and talents in an equitable and democratic manner to create a positive culture where all students can find success.
 
Position Goals:
The School Psychologist plays a key role in collaborating with the school community to determine student’s educational needs and provide recommendations for interventions and supports. Odyssey follows the NASP Practice Model as our school psychologists have a variety of roles and responsibilities including: support of the school’s Multi-tiered System of Supports, conducting psychoeducational evaluations and functional behavioral assessments, coordinating behavioral supports, providing counseling supports and consulting with staff and families. Along with this the psychologist will meet with individual and groups for counseling and consult with school staff, parents, and outside agencies as appropriate. Our psychologist is responsible for the successful design, development, and implementation of intervention techniques; working with teachers and staff to analyze and assess data in order to improve the educational experience for our students.
 
The Ideal Candidate will possess the following: Qualifications:
•  Ed.S., MA or Ph.D. in School Psychology
•  Has or is eligible for State of Delaware Standard Certification as a School Psychologist
•  Holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) Certificate from the National Association of School
Psychologists (NASP).
Minimum Requirements:
•  Favorable Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check
•  Tuberculin Test
•  Mandatory Direct Deposit of paycheck
•  At least 1 year of experience as a school psychologist (3 years preferred)
•  Experience working in an urban school environment required
•  An outstanding record of supporting the needs of teachers, students and their families elevating student achievement in an urban classroom, with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•  Knowledge of roles and functions of a School Psychologist in an educational setting
•  Knowledge of IEP's and the assessment process
•  Skill in using and interpreting a broad range of assessments and sharing outcomes with teachers and parents.
•  Proficient skills with Functional Behavior Analysis, Behavior Support Plan development, Manifestation Review
Determinations and Collaborative Problem solving
•  Knowledge of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
•  Knowledge of Federal and State regulations
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•  Collaborate with families and the school community to determine student’s educational needs and provide
recommendations for interventions and supports.
•  Evaluate the needs of students to determine eligibility for special education services as well as the need for
behavioral intervention and counseling supports.
•  Member of an inter-disciplinary child study team to provide psychological services.
•  Consult and collaborate with, support, and/or coach individual or teams of teacher’s/school personnel regarding
classroom management, individual student needs, data collection
•  Participate in pre-referral problem-solving teams (e.g., academic and behavioral response-to-intervention)
•  Evaluates the intellectual, academic, behavioral, perceptual-motor skills, emotional adjustment and readiness for learning of students.
•  Interprets evaluation findings.
•  Report behavioral data analysis and progress to appropriate entities.
•  Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and assist in developing Behavior Support/Intervention Plans.
•  Provides consultation for students, parents and professional associates.
•  Provide individual and/or group counseling as needed.
•  Provide crisis-related social-emotional and behavioral support, including participation in risk/threat screenings.
•  Participates in follow-up procedures concerning all aspects of the psychological services.
•  Facilitates school-wide intervention programs such as Instructional Support Teams and Behavior Support and Response to Intervention.
•  Assists with in-service training and assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development.
•  Create behavior management plans in consultation with building staff.
•  Participate in IEP meetings, to include reporting of assessment results and progress, providing input for decision- making (e.g., eligibility, programming, manifestation determination)
•  Perform other duties as assigned.
•  Conducts psychoeducational evaluations to determine eligibility for special education including cognitive and achievement testing as well as adaptive and social/emotional measures meeting all School and State of Delaware deadlines
•  Develops psychoeducational reports and Evaluation Summary Reports
•  Provides individual and small group counseling supports using research-based techniques
•  Completes Functional Behavioral Assessments and develops Behavioral Support Plans
•  Consults with school staff regarding academic and behavioral interventions and supports
•  Advises teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom atmosphere to provide a motivating educational environment
•  Actively participates in eligibility and IEP meetings and delivers reports in a family-friendly manner
•  Refers individuals to community agencies for student and/or family support
•  Supports the school’s Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) including consultation with the Problem-Solving team members in reviewing student response to interventions
•  Serves as a member of the School Crisis Intervention Team
•  Attends monthly School Psychologist meetings
•  Performs other related duties as required
•  Must be able to serve students remotely and in person depending on the needs of the assigned students.
 
How to Apply:
Interested applicants must apply online,  www.joindelawareschools.org, and upload a letter of interest, current resume, proof of license/certification, the most recent job evaluation, and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last year.
 
Odyssey Charter School does not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, military/veteran status, disability, marital status or any other protected category in accordance with state and federal laws.
 
Issues Applying Online, contact OCS HR Manager,  renee.beamer@odyssey.k12.de.us
 

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4411 Lancaster Pike , Wilmington, DE 19805