Seeking a School Psychologist

Prairie View Middle School/School District 27J, Henderson, Colorado

Date PostedDecember 05, 2017
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
SpecialtyOther
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryCommensurate With Experience
Certificate Needed Yes, Special Services License in School Psychology issued by the Colorado Dept. of Education
Education Doctorate
Websitehttp://www.workat27j.com
Description:

School District 27J, is currently seeking a Middle School School Psychologist. This position will coordinate and implement assessment and intervention techniques, consult with staff members, professionals and families as appropriate to assist in fostering a safe school environment and address mental health and social issues that interfere with students' academic success. This is a full-time, or 1.0 FTE, position with benefits.

Responsibilities:  

Participate as a member of the building level Problem-Solving Team (PST) to assist in synthesizing information in order to support the development of an appropriate intervention plan based on identified needs.

Consult with school staff regarding the implementation of research-based interventions for students experiencing mental health and/or behavioral related concerns/issues as appropriate:

    a. May involve modification recommendations of the classroom environment, instructional styles or expectation levels for the student.

    b. May involve serving as the liaison between the school, family and outside agencies regarding the students' concerns.

  • As appropriate, performs comprehensive educational relevant evaluations to identify students' academic skills, learning aptitudes, personality and emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills.
  • Facilitate and case-manage the process involved in completing an Initial Eligibility IEP, including staff and home-school communication, and ensuring compliance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, and state laws.
  • Provide short-term group or individual counseling services as necessary and in accordance with building identified needs and/or a student's IEP.  May involve developing and progress monitoring social-emotional and behavior IEP goals.
  • Ensure that Functional Behavioral Assessments are completed with the support of designated team members in order to write and develop Behavior Intervention Plans, and help draft IEP goals related to behavior and social/emotional development.
  • Participate in crisis intervention (threat/suicide assessments, safety plans, crisis intervention teams, building safety concerns, etc.) and as necessary, provide resources to students and parents.
  • Provide consultation to 504 teams at the request of the 504 District and Building Coordinator and Building Administrator.
  • Follow district, department and school policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or guidelines, and the provisions of the contract as well as exercise professional judgment when acting the in absence of a covering guideline or policy.

Qualifications:

  1. Must hold or have the ability to obtain a current Special Services License in School Psychology from the Colorado Department of Education.
  2. Ed.S or PhD in School Psychology is required.
  3. Must have passed the Praxis II School Psychologist exam to secure a Special Services License.
  4. Must be a valid National Certificated School Psychologist.
  5. Applicants are highly encouraged to have a DORA (Department of Regulatory Services) license in Clinical Psychology, but not required.

Experience: 

  • Knowledge and basic understanding of IDEA 2004, Exceptional Children's Education Act (ECEA Colorado) 2007, and laws of Family and Child.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in school based prevention and early intervention strategies for students with mental health and/or social emotional needs.
  • Ability to prepare concise accurate reports integrating assessment data into reports, and may involve the ability to support the development of forms and training  manuals.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including computer terminology.
  • Evidence of organization, planning and time management skills.

Application Procedure:

Apply online at www.sd27j.orgExternal applicants must upload a current resume', 1 current Letter of Recommendation (2 years or newer), copy of License from CDE, and transcripts.  Please also upload PLACE/PRAXIS scores if available. Teachers currently contracted with SD27J, please use Internal Application, upload a current resume' and provide a maximum of 2 years previous work experience.  Substitutes are considered External applicants.

  • All future correspondence regarding this position will be handled via the email address that you provide on your online application. Please regularly check both your In-Box and SPAM folder for these email messages.

  Please note: All job postings in School District 27J close at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time


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