Burrillville School Department
Harrisville, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3038575 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 4, 2019 Starting Date: April 22, 2019

Job Description
The Burrillville School Department is seeking candidates for for the long term position of school psychiatrist. The person in this position will service students at Steere Farm Elementary School for four days a week and students at Burrillville Middle School for one day a week. The start date for this sub position is April 22nd and will go through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Please read the following job description for qualifications and responsibilities.

Burrillville School Department

Position Description

Title: School Psychologist

Supervisor: Building Principal/PPS Director

Department: School Department


The School Psychologist will provide support to students to help them succeed academically, socially and emotionally while considering Rhode Island Regulations and the vision of the Burrillville School Department. School psychologists will collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to help create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home and school.

As Guided by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services

School psychologists possess the knowledge and skills to provide a broad range of services to students, families, and schools, including:

1. Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability: Analyze data, including social emotional, behavioral, and psychological assessments, to identify student strengths and needs and to aid in developing effective services and programs.

2. Consultation and Collaboration: Consult and collaborate with colleagues, students, families and
other professionals to promote effective implementation of services.

3. Interventions and Instructional Support to Develop Academic Skills: Provide guidance in regard to biological, cultural, and social influences on academic skills/learning, cognitive, developmental processes, and evidence-based curricula and instructional strategies.

4. Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills: Conduct individual and group counseling services with students focused on evidence-based strategies to promote social–emotional functioning and mental health.

5. School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning: Promote school-wide learning and mental health through systems including response to intervention and positive behavioral interventions and supports.

6. Preventive and Responsive Services: Support multi-tiered prevention and strategies for effective crisis response.

7. Family–School Collaboration Services: Collaborate with families to enhance children’s learning and mental health, including providing referrals for outside resources as needed.

8. Diversity in Development and Learning: Enhance services and address potential influences related to diversity through knowledge of individual differences, abilities, disabilities, and other diverse student characteristics.

9. Research and Program Evaluation: Understand research and interpret data in applied settings with knowledge of research design, statistics, measurement, varied data collection and analysis techniques, and program evaluation.

10. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice: Practice in accordance with ethical, legal, and professional standards.

11. Demonstrates the ability to assume all other responsibilities as might be assigned by the Building Principal/PPS Director.


1. Rhode Island certification as a School Psychologist

2. Conceptual, interpersonal, and social skills necessary for position performance

3. Demonstrated commitment to the implementation of high standards for all students

4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff

5. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with parents in the support of students

6. Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional development to ensure that knowledge and skills remain current.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Burrillville School Department!

The Burrillville School Department is a public school district that serves the Town of Burrillville, located about 20 miles from Providence in northwestern Rhode Island, bordering both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Burrillville, incorporated in 1806, is a rural community comprised of nine villages spanning 57.3 square miles: Bridgeton, Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Mohegan, Nasonville, Oakland, Pascoag, and Wallum Lake.

The School Department is a community of approximately 2,550 students, 235 faculty members, 87 staff, and 15 administrators, including the Superintendent of Schools. The School Department is overseen by the Burrillville School Committee, seven representative individuals elected on a rotating basis every four years by the citizens of the town.

There are five schools in the Burrillville School Department, serving Pre-K through Grade 12: Austin T. Levy School, Steere Farm Elementary School, William L. Callahan School, Burrillville Middle School, and Burrillville High School. You are invited to explore the Burrillville School Department on this web site and, if you want to know more about us or have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Burrillville School Department 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
  • Bachelor 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
    Kathryn Johnston
    2220 Broncos Highway
    Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
    Phone: 401-568-1320
    Fax: 401-568-1317
    Email: lordk@bsd-ri.net