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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048621
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 31, 2019

Job Description

Long-term School Psychologist - Anticipated Dats:  May 3 - June 7, 2019


Applicants selected will be subject to security background investigation and must meet and maintain eligibility and suitability requirements.



Position Title




Primary Purpose

To support and advise students, staff and parents regarding emotional, behavioral, and academic growth of students,

grades pre-K-8




As per contract between Lincoln School Committee and the Lincoln Teachers Association





Reports to the Administrator for Student Services and the building principal.


Duties and Responsibilities


































Duties and Responsibilities



1. Consultation

Advise and assist teachers, other professionals and parents regarding student learning profiles, accommodations, and program modifications to manage challenging student situations and to facilitate appropriate behavior and learning.


Consult with parents, outside service providers and state agencies to facilitate cohesive services and resource coordination for students.

Assist families with identifying supports and strategies to address challenges presented by students with serious emotional disabilities.


Participate on Instructional Support Teams, upon Principal’s request, focusing on social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students.


Advise administrators on matters relating to student behavior and safety.


Promote appreciation and support for human diversity.


2. Evaluation

Administer psychological assessments, interpret data, determine the emotional status of students, write reports and make recommendations to enhance student’s educational experience.


Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and support staff with the development of Behavioral Intervention Plans as necessary.

Participate on TEAM Evaluation and Section 504 Accommodation Plan processes. 


3. Intervention

Support students so that they understand troubling issues and situations.


Participate in crisis intervention and advise administrators regarding intervention plans and related issues.

Counsel students individually and in groups focusing on behaviors that affect educational progress and the development of coping strategies.


Provide short-term or crisis counseling for “at risk” students.

Develop cohesive approaches to support students with mental health issues.


Contact state agencies (i.e., DCF, DMH), and outside therapists and hospitals, as necessary, to gather information, collaborate with planning and make necessary referrals for programs and services.


Serve as liaison, as assigned, for students on IEPs and 504 Accommodation Plans.


Collaborate with district administration to plan and provide parent/guardian and staff education programs.


4. Other

Serve on school and system-wide mental health teams.

Complete documentation necessary for TEAM and Section 504 Accommodation Plan processes to include social emotional/ behavioral goals for the IEP.


Document necessary student situations as required by the state (i.e., 51A process).


Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Administrator for Student Services or the Building Principal.




Masters Degree from an accredited college or university

Licensed as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Strong oral and written communication skills

The ability to administer, interpret and report on educational assessments, psychological assessments (cognitive and projective instruments)

Demonstrated understanding on the processes and regulations which govern the special education process

The ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team using a collaborative decision-making process to reach consensus

Other requirements that may be determined by the Administrator for Student Services or the Building Principal.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Student Services > Psychologist
  • Contact Information

    • Janice Gross , Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
    • 1 Ballfield Road
    • Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773

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