New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST


Paul Rodrigues Administration Buildilng
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3216164 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 10, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
1. To administer, interpret, utilize psychological tests, functional behavior assessments and other evaluation materials in completing comprehensive reports. This may include students who are placed in a 45 day interim educational placement (CBIP, TDA, Whaling City).
2. To participate in the TEAM process for children with or suspected special needs and in the subsequent planning of educational programs. Participant must be able to discuss evaluation results and meaningful recommendations as related to the referral question.
3. To help school teams use evaluation and observation data to plan instruction that will help students meet learning standards and access curriculum.
4. To identify students in need of support and/or referral services through observation, data collection, informal and formal evaluation, and assist school personnel in the implementation and coordination of appropriate action steps. Work in collaboration with special education facilitators, school adjustment counselors, and guidance counselors to determine eligibility for further evaluation if warranted. (i.e., Instructional Support Team, Student Support Team, Response to Intervention)
5. To assist school teams in developing, implementing, and monitoring behavior intervention plans for children experiencing difficulty in regular and special education settings.
6. To provide on-going consultation and modeling of therapeutic strategies for teaching teams and support staff dealing with dysfunctional and/or challenging children in regular or special education settings.
7. Participate and collaborate with collateral agencies to provide preventative curriculum programs such as Signs of Suicide and Olweus Bullying Prevention to identify at risk students.
8. Participate as a member of the district wide Trauma Response Team to offer support to students and staff as a result of a traumatic community or school event.
9. Maintain accurate complete and comprehensive student and staff records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
10. Manage an assessment caseload to maintain strict adherence to all assessment timelines pursuant to special education guidelines.
11. Attend all staff, professional, and Asst. Supt. Mtgs.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 4

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford 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, 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
QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), Educational Specialist (EdS) or higher in School Psychology
DESE Certification as School Psychologist in Massachusetts
3-5 years of experience as a practicing School Psychologist
BCBA recommended


REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Special Education
Terms of Employment: Unit A Teachers’ Contract
Evaluation: Job performance will be evaluated based on the New Bedford Public Schools’ Evaluation Process.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Advanced Studies 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
    Sandi Ford
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511
    Email: sford@newbedfordschools.org