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Colebrook School District Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST


SAU 7
Colebrook, New Hampshire

Job Details
Job ID: 2920871 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 16, 2018 Starting Date: August 2018

Job Description
Provide comprehensive psycho-educational and education consultation to assigned districts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Knowledge, understanding, and demonstrated skill in psychological and Psycho-educational evaluation and assessment:
• Ability to administer, score, interpret, integrate, and report data obtained from psychological and educational instruments,
interviewees, observations, and behavioral procedures with preschool, school-aged children and youth;
• Ability to function as a professional school psychologist on an interdisciplinary team for referrals, screening, evaluations, assessment,
and diagnostic service delivery;
• Ability to evaluate pupil progress in reference to academic achievement and behavior;
• Ability to conduct differential diagnoses and assessment of disabling conditions and other exceptionalities for appropriate
educational, behavioral, social, psycho-educational, psychological and psychiatric intervention in the school setting.
• Ability to integrate assessment results and knowledge of effective instructional practices in order to make curriculum and program
recommendations which are meaningful to classroom and school life;
• Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral presentations, findings and recommendations to classroom teachers, and other
school personnel;
• Skills in planning, coordinating, and administrating a psychological assessment according to federal guidelines.

2. Knowledge, understanding and demonstrated skill in intervention to facilitate the functioning of individuals and groups of children and
youth:
• Competence in counseling therapy and working with children individually and in groups and with their families to enhance their
growth and development;
• Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate effective educational experiences;
• Ability to plan and recommend appropriate therapy or other therapeutic interventions for children and youth;
• Ability to implement school-based and school-linked mental health programs and interventions and to recommend community
programs and interventions;
• Competence in crisis prevention and response.
3. Knowledge, understanding and demonstrated skill in consulting with school personnel and parents concerning specific school-related
problems of children and youth; consultation regarding the professional problems of staff; and consultation on matters of school
organization, including the evaluation of consultation:
• Ability to apply skills and techniques of consultation with school personnel on a variety of psychological concerns such as those
relating to classroom climate, instructional programs, individual needs of particular children and youth, and other school situations;
• Ability to apply skills and techniques of consultation with parents and community personnel relative to the psycho-educational
problems of children;
• Identify and promote necessary Professional Development opportunities to the staff;
• Attend regular meetings with the PBIS Tier I and Tier II teams.

4. Knowledge, understanding, and demonstrated skill in program development, program development services to individual schools, to
school administrative systems, and to community agencies:
• Ability to record and organize clear and useful records in a confidential manner;
• Skills in collecting, organizing, and providing information from psychological research and theory to school personnel and to parents.

5. Ability to advocate for students’ academic, social, vocational success and emotional needs through the application of research-based
clinical, developmental, and instructional practices.

6. Ability to access information sources and utilize technology relevant to provision of services.

Certification: Hold and maintain a School Psychologist or Associate School Psychologist certification from the NH Department of
Education

Special Skills & Requirements:

1. Access to transportation and willingness to travel to assigned districts.
2. Ability to work collaboratively with all staff.
3. Accept duties as prescribed by the Special Services Coordinator with established professional and ethical guidelines.
4. Accept direction and supervision from the Special Services Coordinator
5. Attend regular peer supervision meetings.
6. Maintain professional dress appropriate within a school system.
7. Complete all documentation required by SAU 7 within a timely manner.
8. Comply with the SAU 7 policy handbook.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
10. Ability to communicate with students and adults frequently.

Physical Requirements:

1. Lift up to 20-30 lbs. regularly
2. Walk regularly
3. Sit frequently
4. Stand regularly
5. Stooping frequently

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
SAU 7 is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Must be certified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Experience is not required but is preferred.
  • No experience required
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Bruce Beasley
    21 Academy Street
    Colebrook, New Hampshire 03576-1101
    Phone: (603) 237-5571
    Email: bbeasley@sau7.org