Portsmouth School District

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Job Title: School Psychologist (1 position .5 FTE)
Reports To: Building Administrator/Director of Pupil Personnel Services

?Certification by Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) as a School Psychologist

The position of school psychologist is to improve the academic achievement, social skill and emotional well-being of all students through either direct contact with students, evaluation and consultation with other professionals. The school psychologist functions as a member of the Evaluation Team, Crisis Intervention Team and MTSS Team.

? Adheres to the policies of the Portsmouth School Department
? Adheres to special education policies and completes relevant paperwork
? Attends and actively contributes to 504, RTI/MTSS, and special education meetings
? Promotes the attainment of the District's mission, vision, and strategic plan
? Displays strong and deep knowledge of subject matter content
? Understands how knowledge is constructed within the discipline
? Applies current research-based best instructional practices and strategies to help students access the curriculum
? Communicates high and clear expectations for students
? Integrates technology to more effectively deliver school psychology services
? Promotes deep understanding of content by addressing unique learning styles and assists teams and teachers in adapting instruction to meet the needs of all students
? Assists teams in designing and implementing Individual Educational plans to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities
? Develops, with colleagues, appropriate academic, behavioral, and social/emotional goals for students
? Promotes and utilizes positive behavioral supports
? Administers a variety of assessments (e.g., cognitive, adaptive, behavioral rating scales, FBAs, etc.), shares findings with key stakeholders, and interprets assessment data in order to understand the academic, biological, and developmental issues that impact student performance
? Collaborates with outside providers and agencies to coordinate supports to students and families
? Actively supports and assists RTI/MTSS teams in adhering to a problem-solving model during meetings, assists in the selection of evidence-based interventions, and helps teams design a plan to monitor student progress
? Uses student data in treatment/intervention design and adjusts service delivery based on results of ongoing progress monitoring
? Collaborates and consults with staff, parents, administration and the school community in providing information about the developmental stages of children and adolescents, linking this knowledge to how various social-emotional, environmental, biological, cultural, and experiential variables can impact student achievement
? Provides direct student service including, but not limited to, individual counseling, group skills instruction, behavioral intervention support, and crisis intervention
? Develops, implements, and evaluates prevention and intervention programs based on the
recognized factors that are precursors to learning and behavioral difficulties
? Communicates regularly with students and parents regarding the student’s academic, behavioral, social, and emotional status; communicates immediately with both when there are concerns
? Serves as a resource to building-level staff and administrators regarding the behavioral and social/emotional well-being of students
? Takes responsibility for personal professional growth
? Other duties as assigned by the Building Administrator or Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Portsmouth School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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