MIDDLE SCHOOL - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Barrington Middle School ( learn more )

Barrington Public Schools

Barrington, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3148152
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Barrington Public Schools

TITLE: School Psychologist

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. School Psychologist Certification Granted by the Rhode Island Department of Education
2. Experience as a School Psychologist (minimum of 1 year)

REPORTS TO: Director of Pupil Personnel/Building Administrator

JOB GOAL: To support the academic achievement, social/behavioral skills and emotional well-being of Barrington students.

PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate expertise in the areas of mental health, learning and behavior through direct service to students, coaching, consulting and outreach.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:

1. Adheres to federal and state special education regulations.
2. Communicates high and clear expectations for students.
3. Administers and/or reviews a variety of assessments (e.g. cognitive, adaptive, behavioral rating scales, observations, FBAs, etc.), shares findings with key stakeholders and interprets test data in order to understand the academic, biological, and developmental issues that impact student performance.
4. Assists teams in developing, implementing and monitoring Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
5. Conducts risk screenings and supports district with crisis intervention.
6. Provides consult to teachers regarding the learning and social/emotional and behavioral well-being of their students.
7. Communicates regularly with students and parents regarding the student’s academic, behavioral, social/emotional status; communicates immediately when there are urgent concerns.
8. Collaborates with community providers and agencies to coordinate supports for students and families.
9. Serves as a member of Evaluation,504 and IEP Teams.
10. Actively participates and serves on general education problem-solving teams.
11. Provides direct student services including counseling, small group skills instruction, behavior intervention support and crisis intervention.
12. Assists in the collection and analysis of data at the district and building level.
13. Attends professional development workshops and conferences.
14. Communicates regularly with the Director of Pupil Personnel.
15. Has solid knowledge of the RI Social and Emotional Learning Standards.
16. Follows school policy and procedures, respecting the boundaries of professional responsibilities, when working with students, colleagues, and families.
17. Exhibits attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, dependability, and professional ethics; Uses effective communication skills with students, colleagues, families and related agencies (spoken, written and nonverbal); Completes all requested forms, reports, and data collections in an accurate and timely manner; Performs the functions of the position in accordance with the: Content Competencies as prescribed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); RI Professional Code of Conduct; and all laws, regulations, school district policies, directives, the mission of the district, school-based plans, and administrative priorities / requests.
18. Performs other duties as may be assigned and/or necessary to perform the functions of the position.



WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The employee is regularly required to operate a keyboard, to view a computer screen, and to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Required vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to bend, stoop, kneel, reach with hands and arms, grasp and manipulate large and small items. The employee is also required to move from location to location, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, and drive a vehicle. Communication requirements include the ability to hear and respond to voice and other sounds in small and large settings with background noise and to present information orally and in writing.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Length of the contract to be determined by the Superintendent.

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the School Committee policy on evaluation of teaching staff.

To support the Barrington's commitment to diversity, and to foster inclusion, respect, and equity in education, the successful candidate will be expected to include people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses in work activities. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate their commitment to valuing inclusivity and diversity.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Barrington Public Schools 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

    • School Psychologist certification granted by the RI Department of Education
      Experience as a School Psychologist (minimum of 1 year)
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Welcome to the Barrington School District.

    Barrington Schools actively seeks applications from only the most capable, professional candidates.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only complete SchoolSpring application packets, including letter of intent (Cover Letter) will be considered. Please do not send paper applications.
    • Applicants must be currently certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education for the position for which they are applying.
    If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items with you:
    • Original Rhode Island Teacher or Administrator Certification
    • Original Praxis or NTE scores
    • Certified transcripts
    • Original, signed professional letters of recommendation (references should be less than one year old, from persons not related to you whom you have known for at least one year)

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Are you certified to teach in Rhode Island
      Yes/No
    • 2. What areas do you hold a teaching certification?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. Do you have relatives currently employed by the Barrington School Department?
      Yes/No
    • 4. Were you ever previously employed by the Barrington School Department? If yes, specify position and date of employment.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. Are you currently a Rhode Island retiree receiving a pension from the State of Rhode Island?
      Yes/No

    Contact Information

    • Lee-Ann Markowski
    • 220 Lincoln Avenue
    • Barrington, Rhode Island 02806

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