School Psychologist

Job Description

Position Overview: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Special Populations,, the School Psychologist is responsible for receiving and responding to requests for school psychological services and conducting formal school psychological evaluations of target and other student populations.  

Primary Responsibilities

        • Receive and review available departmental information from school-based and outside resources about student behavior(s) and select an appropriate psychological intervention.
        • Administer, score, and interpret psychological tests of intelligence, personality, neurological processing, achievement, and development.  Observes students in the classroom for diagnostic purposes.  Interview students, parents, school personnel, and gathers other sources of information on individual students.
        • Interpret and synthesize information obtained from psychological interventions in order to prepare a written report.  Use information obtained from the psychological evaluation to develop written communications.
        • Make appropriate referrals to the resources available within Paul PCS and the community-at-large to facilitate education/treatment goals recommended for student(s) by the school psychologist.  Consult with students, staff, parents, and the community-at-large to assist in developing individual instructional or management strategies for students.
        • Complete Functional Behavioral Assessments, and Social History reports, as requested by the multi-disciplinary team. 
        • Participate in meetings regarding children with special needs (e.g., team meetings, parent meetings, dismissal meetings, legal briefings and hearing, etc.).
        • Serve as a member/consultant to the Response to Intervention Team (RtI).
        • Serve as a clinical coach to clinical social workers and school counselors
        • Serve as a member and content expert on the Wellness Team

Other Duties as Needed:

  • Develop, monitor, review and modify behavior intervention plans.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to students in the Special Education Department.
  • Provide in class support to students who receive counseling services.
  • Provide in-service training to Paul PCS staff and community.
  • Develop and monitor social/emotional and academic goals for students receiving counseling services.
  • Provide consultation to administrators, teachers, and school counselors in the area of effective classroom management teaching strategies, appropriate work products and modifications to implement with students with disabilities. 
  • Collaborate with Student Support Coordinator, Special Education teachers/case managers, administrators, and other related service providers to support and provide related services to students with IEPs. 
  • Maintain and submit necessary documentation regarding student progress 
  • Use academic and behavioral data to assist students with IEP in meeting their academic goals.
  • Provide clinical services to general education students as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location

Washington, DC

Start Date

07/01/2023

Benefits

Competitive salaries, excellent benefits, an innovative work environment, and an opportunity to rethink school as we know it and change the lives of our students. This is a 12-month position.

Requirements

Core Requisites

  • Thorough knowledge of child development, human behavior, learning theory, family systems theory, crisis intervention theory/skills and consultation.
  • Familiarity with federal laws and regulations as they apply to school systems.
  • Computer skills desired.
  • Ability to work well with targeted population students, parents, and staff.
  • Excellent skills in psychological assessment, evaluation and feedback, group process and therapy principles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.

 Education, Training and Credentials:

  • Minimum of five years experience in the field of psychology.
  • Master’s degree in school psychology from an accredited college or university.  Doctorate preferred.
  • Have acquired state certification in psychology from any US state.  If not certified, must obtain certification by end of third year.

Application Information

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to careers@paulcharter.org. The subject line should read Application for School Psychologist. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered and replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.

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