Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS - ANTICIPATED OPENINGS FY21-22


Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Cheshire, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3496255 Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
Posted: April 15, 2021 Starting Date: August 28, 2021

Job Description
The Certified School Psychologist performs a variety of duties related to supporting students academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. The School Psychologist collaborates with educators, families and other professionals to assist in the creation of safe, healthy and supportive school environments for students both on the system and individual student level. On an individual level, the School Psychologist conducts assessments in order to help determine eligibility for services through the team process and appropriate plans to support students.

Essential Functions:

· Conducts full psychoeducational assessments, including test administration, data collection, scoring and analysis, writes a comprehensive report of the results, and participates in TEAM meetings in which evaluation results are shared and used to help determine the needs and services for students.
· Facilitates, or helps facilitate along with other colleagues, the Student Support Team process, including scheduling meetings with teams of educators, problem-solving student support with these teams, and documenting the process.
· In order to support a strong tiered system of interventions and supports, serves on the building-level data team to help facilitate the Response to Intervention screening and intervention process, and assists school personnel and the principal in understanding screening, benchmark and progress monitoring data.
· Performs classroom observations of students and provides consultation to colleagues regarding academic, behavioral, social and emotional supports for students.
· Conducts Functional Behavior Assessments.
· Consults with the school’s designated mental health team, which may include the school’s counselor, nurse, Dean of Students, principal, and administrators from the Special Services Office.
· Provides professional development to colleagues and the community regarding academic, social, behavioral and emotional strategies and tools to support students as well as assessment and screening tools.
· Consults with community agencies regarding collaborative supports when needed.
· Maintains appropriate records and fulfills appropriate reporting responsibilities.
· Maintains professional development and licensure requirements to continuously update professional knowledge.
· Provides input on program development and long-term planning.
· May assist the building administration in the completion of Section 504 plans.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Job Requirements
Qualifications: · Active DESE License to practice as a School Psychologist (required) · 3 years of experience working in a public or private school system (preferred) · Training and experience in working with students with autism, specific learning disabilities, emotional impairments and students with intellectual impairments (preferred) · Training and experience working with students who have experienced trauma (preferred) · Training and experience working with English Learners (preferred) · Bilingual (preferred) Skills and Abilities: · Interpersonal and communication skills when working with families and colleagues · Knowledge of special education law, policies and procedures (outlined in IDEA) as well as Section 504 · Knowledge and application of special education eligibility assessments · Data collection and analyses · Ability to use data to make informed instructional decisions · Advocacy for student needs and resources · Modeling for staff and students a process that focuses on student strengths when developing supportive plans Recognition of an outside-the-box, problem-solving level of thinking and initiative when working with all students · Daily flexibility and quick-thinking skills · Organization and time management skills · Basic computer skills and knowledge of online scoring programs · Ability to move about the building efficiently to observe and interact with students and colleagues. Additional Considerations: · Familiarity with early childhood developmental stages, social, language and physical development · May be trained in the Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training and may be a member of the school’s crisis response team. Physical Requirements: Varying degrees of physical activity are necessary for this position. General moderate physical activity is required with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. If Safety-Care trained, must be physically able to restrain a student in accordance with procedures.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Lisa Bresett, Senior Administrative Assistant
    191 Church Street
    Cheshire, Massachusetts 01225
    Phone: 413-743-2939 x1104
    Email: lbresett@hoosacvalley.org