School Psychologist: DSST Public Schools (#1373083)
DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a School Psychologist to join one of the leading charter school organizations in the nation. We serve 6-12th grade students across Denver and Aurora. Our mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.
Overview of Position:
DSST Public Schools seeks professionals with a track-record of raising student achievement to join a team of educators dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory program to a diverse population. Our school psychologists are leaders who play an integral role in ensuring student success through supporting our school culture, developing relationships with our students, and using data to drive their daily practice.
Our school psychologists:
Consult with staff and parents, making recommendations for developmentally appropriate services and strategies to assist in improving student achievement Participate in crisis management by implementing protocols, providing counseling and/or making referrals Counsel students, parents (in groups and individually) and consults with staff in the development of appropriate behavior goals Interpret test data, researches available tests necessary to meet individual school needs, and interprets individual and group test data to staff and parents Serve as a liaison between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty
Student Evaluation and Services
Lead cognitive and social-emotional testing for students that helps the DSST team and families to better understand each learner’s needs Lead on functional behavior assessments and intervention plans to support student needs Provide services to students in a variety of settings-one on one counseling sessions, small groups, and implementing curriculums to address student needs and reduce barriers to learning Collaborate with school and network team members to determine the services needed for each student, based on their IEP goals and requirements, their personal goals, and other school-based goals for their learning and development Team Participation
DSST School Psychologists are critical parts of several teams on staff at DSST including the Special Education team, staff teams, and culture teams Work in collaboration with Special Education Team to make team recommendations, complete reevaluations, and conduct long-term planning and vision work for the improvement of services Bring expertise with Behavior Intervention Plans, student observation with data collection, and accommodation and intervention Professional Development
Engage in the staff learning and growth cycle of feedback at DSST, including peer surveys, supervisor surveys, family surveys, and ongoing coaching and development cycles Engage in regular professional development as part of a mental health team to improve services Participate in school-based professional development Participate in Denver Public Schools trainings as needed
Model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, students, parents, and the larger community. Student Advisor Perform as an advisor to a small group of advisees by overseeing their academic and student life. Taking attendance Checking homework completion Holding regular academic and behavioral conferences Meeting with advisee’s parents and communicating with families regularly Leading reading and culture circles Leading weekly Advisory activities and lessons. Grade level “House” teammate Participate in weekly meetings to support student culture and academics for the whole grade Data tracking and observations in between meetings will be likely Participate in planning and execution of grade level events Weekly Staff Meetings Participate in weekly whole school staff meetings to support school culture, and teacher initiatives Participate in planning and proctoring extra teacher “duties” throughout the week Lunch Duty Morning Duty After School Duty Academic Interventions College Prep Mandatory Tutoring Behavioral Support Intervention Refocus Serve as a recruiter for new students; actively engage prospective families in an effort to draw more students to choose your school; be willing to take on additional tasks to support recruitment, as needed **there may be additional duties depending on the DSST campus**