SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2970013
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 25, 2019

Job Description

DUTIES:

 

1.Directly responsible to the Supervisor of Clinical and Behavioral Services.
2.Administer comprehensive psycho-educational assessments that address the areas of suspected disability.
3.Write comprehensive and professional reports on assessment results that provide recommendations for services and supports to address areas of concern.
4.Participate in 603 CMR Team meetings as an evaluator to help determine special education eligibility.
5.Work in collaboration with school adjustment counselors, principals and other staff members.
6.Provide professional development to staff on topics relevant to special education and school psychology.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
2.Certified as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
3.Licensing as an Educational Psychologist by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Allied Mental Health is preferred (all levels).
4.Prefer three years, on a full-time basis, as a psychologist dealing with problems of children of school age. One of these years should have been in a school setting. A year of suitable internship experience may be counted toward the three year requirement.
5.Prefer two years of successful teaching experience.
6.Proven ability to work effectively with/for children and adults in a multi-cultural community.
7.Empathetic to the needs of young people and adults in the area of special needs.
8.Bilingual/Bicultural (Hispanic) is preferred, but not required.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
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    The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff.

    The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees. We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools. The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships.

    The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success. Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs.

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    MISSION
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    STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
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    and the community. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system?wide accountability:
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    • Safe Learning and Working Environment
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    • Effective Parent and Community Partnerships
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    • Effective Communications
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    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

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