SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST (.6) - ANTICIPATED

Scituate High School

Scituate Public Schools

Scituate, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079392
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 17, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Overview:

The School Psychologist works to help promote personal, emotional and social growth in students so as to allow them to make proper adjustments to school.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Supports the building Principal as he/she oversees the school community.
• Works closely with the following:
o Parents
o Building Principal
o School Nurse
o Special Education Teachers to create, implement, and monitor behavior plans
o Other School Psychologists/School Social Worker and SPED Director on a regular basis
o Guidance Counselors throughout the system on an as needed basis
o Classroom Teachers and building specialists to encourage and support grade level and school team-building to benefit the students
o METCO Director
• Schedules and coordinates counseling sessions of the following nature:
o Individual counseling
o Crisis counseling
o Short term counseling to general education students as needed
o Counseling for students on IEP’s if it is determined that in-school counseling is vital to the student being able to access the curriculum.
• Chairs/Facilitates Instructional Support Team and 504 meetings (in buildings without an Elementary Guidance Counselor).
• Coordinates and schedules all psychological assessments and evaluations as outlined below (including updating of information in student’s cumulative folder):
o Individual Psychological Testing (i.e. WISC-IV, BASC/Connors)
o Attend TEAM meetings and present reports and recommendations
o Conduct classroom observations when appropriate
o FBA (Functional Behavior Analysis)
o Kindergarten screening at elementary level (in buildings without an Elementary Guidance Counselor).
• Consults with Administration, parents, outside providers, teachers, other school psychologists and school counselors throughout the system.
• At the elementary level only, serves as the primary building leader and coordinator for the Response to Intervention process, coordinating and running meetings, setting and maintaining schedules, and providing training to staff.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.

Qualifications

• CAGS in School Psychology or Doctorate in related field.
• Massachusetts Educator’s License (School Psychology, all levels).
• A minimum of three years’ experience working with individuals from ages three to twenty-two in an educational setting.
• Knowledge of Special Education and the requirements of state regulations and IDEA.
• Those personal and professional characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
• Employment based on successful completion of a CORI background check.

Other
Reports to the Director of Special Education as well as the building Principal.
This is a 10 month position with a teacher’s contract.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Welcome to Scituate High School!

    Statement of Purpose

    Scituate High School strives to provide an environment conducive to the fullest possible development of each student. Our programs endeavor to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles and a wide range of abilities and goals. The ongoing renewal of those programs is sustained by the belief that enabling students in the present is helping them build lives as contributing adults. Our graduation requirements encourage students to participate in a program where they are exposed to a variety of courses, activities, and instructional approaches. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Advanced Studies degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Robert Wargo , Principal
    • 606 C J Cushing Hwy
    • Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

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