SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST & SOCIAL WORKER

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 02, 2018
Closes
Jun 06, 2018
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

The position of School Psychologist provides social and emotional supports for students that are designed to: increase self-esteem, raise the student's expectations for achievement, impact life/social skill development, and to encourage a student’s positive self-awareness.  This position specifically supports students who have Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals. The School Psychologist provides the appropriate mental health intervention that will enhance the student's success while at The SEED School and after graduation. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the mental health needs of students
  • Provide or arranges for clinically appropriate prevention, early intervention, and treatment services
  • Conduct individual, group counseling/therapy for general education students, students with 504 Plans and students with Individualized Education Plan meetings
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and Manifestation Determination Review meetings for students on caseload
  • Complete Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans and Behavior Intervention Plan Reviews as a part of the IEP process
  • Monitor and ensure the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Develop, implement and monitor Crisis Plans
  • Design and implement Tier 2 interventions as a part of the Pre-referral Process
  • Collaboratively work the both the Counseling Team and Special Education Department
  • Consult with SEED staff regarding students’ needs, interventions, etc.
  • Conduct Psychological Evaluations on time (*School Psychologist only)
  • Attends field trips
  • Solicit parent/caregiver involvement in program planning as well as treatment services
  • Assist with individual student and school-wide crises
  • Provide consultative services to faculty and at least twice per year conduct staff development training for teachers and school administrators/staff
  • Assist the school in developing and implementing at least two school-wide preventive mental health programs
  • Assist in identifying community-based services, build mechanisms for referrals for mental health services in the community and help link children and families to these services when indicated
  • Provide recommendations when necessary regarding school-wide systems issues that may affect the school environment
  • Foster and develop an awareness of community issues that affect the school environment and intervene when appropriate
  • Prepare monthly reports of counseling services offered
  • Complete Service Trackers, Progress Notes, IEP Report Cards and Medicaid Random Moments
  • Participate in Back to School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Attend faculty meetings on Wednesdays from 4:05 to 5:05 pm, Counseling Team meetings and Student Support Services Department meetings
  • Support and assist with school-wide testing including but not limited to ANET, ACT ASPIRE, PARCC, mid-terms and final
  • Fulfill continuing education requirements consistent with respective disciplines and keep licenses current
  • Participates in new student orientation and Student Support Services traditions
  • Maintain confidential counseling records for all students/families receiving treatment services
  • Assist in general building supervision and discipline of students outside of the classroom
  • Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined in the SEED PCS Staff Handbook
  • Additional duties to be assigned as needed

All school-based counseling team members are expected to meet and uphold the following standards:

  • Have the interests of children, youth and families in the forefront
  • Provides care that is culturally informed, developmentally appropriate, and responsive to local community needs
  • Utilizes state-of-the-art, empirically-based, and strength-based clinical approaches whenever possible and appropriate
  • Maintains high ethical standards regarding employee conduct and information sharing dictated by the respective professional discipline
  • Complies with SEED policies and procedures
  • Reports to work and meetings promptly and maintain the work schedule reliably
  • Collaborates with school personnel and coordinate mental health services for students
  • Completes all required paperwork and reports in a timely and accurate manner

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate or Masters degree in school psychology, social work, or counseling, with appropriate license or license eligible in the District of Columbia preferred, including the areas of social work (LICSW, LGSW, LISW), psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D.), and counseling (LPC).

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