JobID 8623 : Summer Assessment Team- School Psychologist (#1363622)
Summer Assessment Team- School Psychologist
Posted: February 22, 2019
Deadline for application: Until-Filled
Contract length: 2018-2019 Summer
Work Schedule: As needed
Nature and Scope of Job:This position involves providing students psychological services related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDIEA) 2004 as well as students working within the response to intervention process at all tiers. The person will conduct formal and informal assessments for the identification, placement and programming of students for Exceptional Student Services. In conjunction with the exceptional student services team, the School Psychologist will ensure appropriate implementation of the IEP and maintain compliance in accordance with state and federal laws. They will consult with staff members around the implementation of research based interventions for students with learning and behavioral difficulties, provide consultation and support for mental health needs with students and families to ensure student success. The School Psychologist will provide crisis intervention, secondary, and tertiary interventions and assist with the development and implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS). The School psychologist will serve as a liaison to the community, linking students and families to the appropriate community agencies and services.
Education, Licenses, Certification or Formal Training:
- Ed.S. or Ph.D. degree in School Psychology
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist Preferred
- Currently licensed in the State of Colorado or in process of obtaining Colorado licensure as a School Psychologist from Colorado Department of Education
Qualifications: Applicant must have sufficient knowledge and skills in the 10 domains of practice established by the National Association of School Psychologists. (Data based decision making, consultation, interventions and instructional supports, interventions and mental health services, school-wide practices to promote learning, preventive and response services, family-school collaboration services, diversity in development and learning, research and program evaluation, and legal and ethical professional practice. Ability to read, write and speak the English language and comply with directions and instructions to complete task and establish priorities. Possess skills to be able to utilize basic technology as directed by the District to communicate and function effectively as a 21st century employee. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledge of National and State ethical standards for School Psychologists. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate educational practices. Knowledge of special education, as well as general education rules and procedures. Knowledge of how special education and related services impact student's individualized programming. Ability to respond to students with diverse needs and backgrounds, cultures, and languages. Ability to facilitate building level teams and meetings.
Essential Job Functions:
- Team Facilitation/Leadership-Assisting in the child find, response to intervention, and identification of students with disabilities, facilitating IEP Meetings in an effective and professional manner, accurately maintaining student records, and demonstrating flexibility and professionalism in parental and staff contacts. Scheduling initial and re-evaluations and IEP meetings in a timely manner and providing consistent and timely notification to parents and staff.
- Diagnosis/Planning – Selecting and administering appropriate tools for evaluation of students, effectively completing and summarizing evaluations, assisting in programming for students with disabilities, planning effective use of time, and effectively prioritizing and scheduling time to fulfill responsibilities.
- Direct Service/Interventions – Assisting in the development of appropriate interventions, and annual goals and objectives. Provide ongoing consultation to teachers regarding cognition, development, learning processes and mental health. Collaboratively work with families and community resources to support children's mental health and education. Utilize research-based intervention methods appropriate for individual students and groups, use a variety of materials and individual strategies for intervention, use direct and community resources to meet student needs, communicate effectively with students, parents, and teachers, monitor and communicate students' progress effectively, and provide services to parents when family crisis impacts student performance.
- Professional Responsibility – Participating in professional growth, accept and fulfill identified responsibilities and duties in a prompt and effective manner, be involved in resolution of staff and building problem solving in a positive manner, participating in and promoting district/school mission and visions, participating in community inter-agency efforts and activities, serve as a resource person for in-service activities at both building and district levels, and recognize problems and actively contributing to their resolution. Support growth of profession by providing supervision and support to School Psychology practicum students and interns.
- Rules & Regulations – Follow Board policies and procedures, adhere to codes of ethics; follow professional standards of practice as well as special education rules and regulations as established at federal, state, and local levels.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Greeley Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
Apply online www.greeleyschools.org