Public Schools of Brookline

Brookline Public Schools

Brookline, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048442
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 31, 2019

Job Description

The school psychologist administers psychological diagnostic tests; has comprehensive, insightful diagnostic skills, interprets a variety of informal and formal special education assessments, is knowledge of specific approaches and tools to help students, teachers and families better deal with all factors which interfere with the learning process, has experience working collaboratively to address student needs, writes IEPs and collaborates in IEP meetings, has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of child development, basic background in neuropsychology a plus, a strong understanding of when further evaluations may be beneficial, has the ability to communicate effectively with parents and outside agencies to support student learning, has an appreciation for students from diverse family and socioeconomic situations, strong written and verbal communication skills, an open-mind, sense of humor and the ability to calmly approach stressful situations.


Psychologist duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Student assessment including administration of psychological evaluations of cognitive skills, attention, memory, social-emotional functioning and student observation
  • Counseling groups (social skills, friendship, etc.) and individual counseling
  • Participation in special education Team meetings, school mental health, crisis response team and/or counseling team
  • Meeting facilitation, which may include: facilitating the IEP Team process and all necessary and relevant procedures
  • Consultation with school administration, team facilitators, BCBA, SLP, OT, PT, general ed. and special educators
  • Involvement and consultation around behavioral interventions and plans
  • Consultation to parents/guardians


Additional Duties:

  • Attend department meetings
  • Participate with colleagues as a contributing member of the school community and contribute to school effectiveness
  • Be actively involved in professional development (i.e. courses, workshops and in-service training) in order to be current in new methods and approaches in special education as well as to expand knowledge of the general education curriculum for students receiving services
  • Reports to: Building Principal and Director of Special Education


Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a current Mass. DESE School Psychologist license
  • Knowldege of early childhood development and assessment methods preferred


The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or practice to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community.


The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Student Services > Psychologist
  • Welcome to Public Schools of Brookline!

    The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Jill Lawrence , Human Resources Manager
    • 333 Washington Street
    • Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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