Pilgrim Area Collaborative

Pembroke, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3037674
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Pilgrim Area Collaborative(PAC) is a public educational collaborative that serves students with a wide range of disabilities from primary through post-secondary levels for districts in the South Shore area. We have an immediate need for a full-time School Psychologist.

Qualifications: Appropriate certification as set by Massachusetts State Certification Authorities.

The School Psychologist delivers a comprehensive and complementary range of services within the Collaborative educational system.

These consist of direct and indirect services to:

a. students, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel
b. families, surrogate caretakers and other community and regional agencies.

The intent of these services is to promote mental health and facilitate learning.

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Participation in and attendance at student evaluation TEAM Meetings:

a. The School Psychologist will administer assessments of students as appropriate. Evaluations will utilize formal instrument procedures and techniques.
b. The School Psychologist will provide the results of standard testing to the TEAM. A written copy utilizing the Chapter 766 format will be provided.
c. Formal recommendations for educational strategies and psychological functioning will be made.

2. Consultation with Staff:

a. The School Psychologist will assist staff and PAC Executive Director in the referral and classroom placement process. Pertinent information will be provided regarding the student’s history, current and anticipated needs and the appropriateness of existing programs.
b. The School Psychologist will confer with staff regarding educational strategies, modifications, and/or techniques.
c. The School Psychologist will consult with staff members regarding the social/emotional development of students, making appropriate referrals when deemed necessary.
d. The School Psychologist will provided in-service training to staff and will serve as a resource person dispensing information.

3. Intervention and Direct Student Services

a. The School Psychologist will conduct evaluations of the social/emotional needs of referred students by collaboration with the student, teacher and family. Classroom observations, and family interviews will be conducted in a professional manner.
b. The School Psychologist will deliver either individual or group counseling sessions to those students who deviate considerably in social development. Goals and objectives will be developed for the student.
c. The School Psychologist will provide support services to parents/caretakers within the framework of parent conferences and/or parent groups. Consultation regarding child development, cognitive and mental capabilities, child management and community resources will be provided.

4. Services as a liaison between the educational system and community social agencies.

a. The School Psychologist will facilitate the sharing of meaningful information between the educational system and the professional network of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
b. The School Psychologist will explore, upon recommendations from the TEAM, resources within the community which may be of value to the student and his family.
c. The School Psychologist will be a resource to the community regarding the function and specific services provided by the Pilgrim Area Collaborative.

5. Any and all other duties as required to fulfill the responsibilities as Pilgrim Area Collaborative School Psychologist.

The Pilgrim Area Collaborative (PAC) is an Equal Opportunity employer. PAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, homelessness, or past, present or future membership in the uniformed services of the United States, including the National Guard. All employees are required to have criminal offender records information (CORI) background investigation completed, the results of which may affect the employment decision. Furthermore, due to recent legislation, fingerprinting is required under the new background checks law.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Student Services > Psychologist
  • Welcome to Pilgrim Area Collaborative!

    The mission of the Pilgrim Area Collaborative is to meet the unique needs of member districts by providing ever evolving, student-focused, quality services that promote the maximum potential of all students and serve the greater community.

    The Pilgrim Area Collaborative provides a broad array of full-time programs and services in response to member district needs, identified gaps in services, and specialized challenges among different student profiles and needed supports.

    PAC connects students, families, staff members and school district personnel to create learning environments and experiences that benefit all children in the learning community. Students referred to PAC programs and services are grouped into one of seven major program/service areas. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pilgrim Area Collaborative 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Dympna Thomas , Dr.
    • 120 Center Street
    • Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359
    • Phone: 781-293-6111
    • Fax: 781-293-9258
    • Email: click here

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