SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Assabet Valley Collaborative ( learn more )

Marlborough, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077967
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 5, 2019

Job Description

ASSABET VALLEY COLLABORATIVE is currently accepting applications for an anticipated opening for a School Psychologist position at Orchard Street Academy for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Orchard Street Academy is a therapeutic-day school offering academic rigor and clinical services to middle school- and high school-age students who are not making progress in a traditional school setting. With an emphasis on academics, clinical services, expressive arts, vocational supports and high-interest electives, our school supports students in learning the skills necessary to achieve their goals.

 

Apply directly on AVC's Talent Ed application portal: https://assabetvalley.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

 

Job Description For: School Psychologist (Therapeutic Programs)

 

Directly Reports To: Principal/Assistant Principal, and/or Administrator

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   Completion of an Educational Specialist Degree in school psychology approved by the National Association of School Psychologists including an advanced practicum of 1200 hours. Massachusetts  DESE licensure as a School Psychologist as set forth in 603 CMR 7.04.

 

The School Psychologist must have vast experience and expertise with a range of assessments and evaluations. Consultation and collaboration skills to support co-workers in implementing recommendations.  Experience working with special education processes. Experience supporting students with a wide range of disabilities, primarily social, emotional and learning disabilities. . Experience with implementation of PBIS within a school setting.

 

The position requires the following skills:

  • Ability to conduct Assessments/Evaluations including but not limited to Psycho-Educational Assessments, and Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • Identify and assess the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups.
  • Identify and assess the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment.
  • Directly implement interventions with students with fidelity and consistency.
  • Working knowledge, design and implement intervention using principles of ABA, DBT and UDL

 

The position includes the following responsibilities:

Service Delivery:

  • Write evaluations and use assessment data to develop appropriate recommendations for interventions and programming.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop individualized, group and school-wide Behavior Support systems and plans
  • Collaborate with internal and external providers to support a service continuum
  • Compile assessment data from multiple sources and synthesize findings to support Assessment Teams and IEP Teams in developing appropriate services for students in the least restrictive environment.
  • Present assessments, evaluations and recommendations at 45-Day Assessment Meetings, Annual IEP meetings, and progress meetings.
  • Observe and collect data on students in classes, groups, and develop and implement function based and data driven interventions.
  • Support team in developing and implementing crisis interventions and reviewing interventions post-incident.
  • Provide data-based interventions with fidelity to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment
  • Provide consultation to parents/guardians, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.
  • Support school wide trainings on a variety of topics related to school psychology and behavior support interventions

 

Professional Growth and Ethics:

  • Actively participate in staff meetings, trainings, in-service and school wide events.
  • Model professional and ethical standards when communicating and interacting with students, parents/guardians/guardians/guardians, families colleagues and administrators.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to support  the needs of students with social/emotional disabilities.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to support a school milieu that embraces a year round open enrollment.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current research and literature as it applies to the field of school psychology..
  • Adhere to established federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Refine and develop professional skills through training, professional literature, and continuing education.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Exchange professional information with peers through formal and informal interactions.
  • Comply with collaborative wide policies and procedures.

 

EVALUATION:  Evaluation to be performed annually in accordance with Assabet Valley Collaborative’s personnel handbook and pertinent regulations and statutes.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical ability to execute job responsibilities that may include (depending upon assignment):

  • Drive a 7D vehicle.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to physically intervene in a crisis or emergency as trained and per AVC Physical Restraint protocol, policy and applicable regulations.
  • Use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or controls.
  • Ability to see, hear and speak.
  • Ability to report to work on time and fulfill contract days and hours
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 28 Lord Rd, Suite 130
    • Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

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