SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Jun 26, 2018
Closes
Jul 17, 2018
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

The position of School Psychologist at The SEED Public Charter School in Washington, DC is to provide evidenced-based social, emotional, and academic supports for students through psycho-educational assessments and direct behavior support services including counseling, consultation, staff awareness, and linking families with community resources. School psychologists at SEED primarily work with students with IEPs and 504s; however they are also looked to for support of the general student population for MTSS, mental health interventions, disability awareness, trauma awareness, fostering a positive school climate, and raising students’ self esteem for positive achievement both academically and socially. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Counseling Team within the Student Support Services Team at SEED
  • Participate in school wide MTSS meetings as part of tiered supports for students
  • Complete Psychological, Educational, Social/Emotional, and Functional Behavioral  Assessments for the Student Support Team
  • Create, implement, and monitor Behavior Intervention Plans including data collection process, formal written reviews, and revisions as needed
  • Manage a caseload of students for direct Behavior Support Services including designing SMART goals, implementing direct interventions, and collaborating with staff as appropriate
  • Complete Service Trackers, Progress Reports, IEP Report Cards, and Medicaid Random Moment for students on caseload
  • Maintain confidential notes and records for all students receiving direct services
  • Participate in psychological supervision both individual and group for counseling collaboration, assessment results, and continued professional development as provided by SEED
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team meetings, IEP meetings, Manifestation meetings, 504 meetings, and additional student support meetings as needed for students on caseload 
  • Participate in school wide screeners and development of tiered supports for mental health needs of all students
  • Conduct Risk Assessments and Threat Assessments as needed to develop, implement, and monitor Crisis Plans and Safety Plans along with appropriate collaboration with staff
  • Assist in identifying and fostering involvement with community based services for school-wide and/or family partnerships
  • Attend school wide events including faculty meetings, professional development days, new student orientation, field trips, etc.
  • Support and assist with school wide testing including ANET, ACT ASPIRE, PARCC, etc.
  • Fulfill continuing education requirements needed to maintain current licensure and remain up to date with evidenced-based practices
  • Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined in the SEED PCS Staff Handbook

All School Psychologists are expected to meet and uphold the following standards:

  • Placing the best interest of students and their families at the forefront of education
  • Utilizes evidenced-based interventions, programming, and approaches using data based decision making whenever possible for continued progress monitoring of growth
  • Provide care that is culturally informed, developmentally appropriate, and responsive to local community needs
  • Open collaboration with school staff and stakeholders within limits of confidentiality
  • Maintains high ethical standard regarding employee conduct and information sharing dictated by professional standards of NASP
  • Completion of all required paperwork within legal and ethical timelines

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree, Educational Specialist degree, and/or Doctorate degree within School Psychology with appropriate licensure or licensure eligibility within the District of Columbia

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