Seeking 2 School Psychologist Interns

School District 27J, Brighton, Colorado

Date PostedMarch 15, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
SpecialtyOther
Job StatusTemporary / Contract
SalaryWill be paid $25,000.00 for school year
Certificate Needed Yes, Must have, or have the ability to obtain a current School Psychologist Intern Auth from CDE
Education Master's Degree
Websitehttp://www.workat27j.com
Description:

The school psychology intern works under the direction of the school psychologist at the assigned school(s) to provide psychological services to students and families that require evaluative and support services. PLEASE NOTE:  There are 2 paid Internships for the 2019 - 2020 school year only, that will pay $25,000.00 for the school year plus benefits, mileage and 8 personal days.

Responsibilities:

  1. Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary assessment team for initial and re-eligibility evaluations for students with or suspected of having a disability.
  2. Participate as a member of the multi-sensory team involving identification of student needs and characteristics of services and program modifications.
  3. Provide individual and/or group counseling to students with mental health or social difficulties (generally serving students with an identified disability or at-risk) under the supervision of the school psychologist.
  4. Participate on a school-based problem solving team as needed.
  5. Assist the building IEP team to complete Functional Behavioral Analysis as needed to develop a legally defendable Behavior Intervention Plan.
  6. Provide consultation and advocacy support services including problem solving and resources to parents of students with disabilities and/or at-risk students.
  7. Provide training and educational programs for district staff and parents as directed by the Director of Special Education.
  8. Assist and/or interview students during a crisis to determine level of threat for harm to self or others, under the supervision of the school psychologist.
  9. Advocate for students based on professional and ethical guidelines, as well as district and state standards.
  10. Maintain accurate and complete records required by law and in accordance with district policy.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and basic understanding of IDEA 2004, Exceptional Children's Education Act, and other relevant pieces of legislation.
  • Knowledge of current psychological techniques including the administration and interpretation of various assessment tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic psychological and educational foundations including social and cognitive development, theories of learning and motivation, and awareness of instructional practices.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in school-based prevention and early intervention strategies for students with learning disabilities, or mental health and/or social needs.
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation, conflict resolution and student and adult learning.
  • Demonstrated skills in data gathering and analysis.
  • Evidence of organization, planning and time management skills.

Experience:

  1. Must have, or have the ability to obtain a current School Psychologist Intern Authorization from the Colorado Department of Education.
  2. Must have completed graduate coursework in educational/psychological assessment.

Job starts August 1, 2019.   PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 PAID Internships for 1 year only.
Students interested in the internship program must submit the following as part of their application packet:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • Student copies of all academic transcripts
  • At least two letters of reference: one of which must be from his/her program director or full-time school psychology faculty member;
  • And, at least two sample psychological reports/case studies

Apply online at www.workat27j.com

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