SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST


West Intermediate School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3880344 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 11, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conducts psychological evaluations on in-district and out of district students as needed.
• Provides counseling services as required by student's Individual Education Programs
• Facilitates building based IEP meetings
• Acts as a consultant to staff and parents regarding student learning concerns; and assists in team planning and screening efforts within assigned buildings
• Supports district wide special education programs by providing ongoing consultation to all Special Education programming within assigned schools.
• Possesses knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulation, and policies regarding children’s special education eligibility and programming.
• Demonstrate knowledge in subject area of Psychological Assessment, IDEA and Chapter 766, and Section 504 regulations
• Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school curriculum goals
• Plan instruction based upon explicit goals regarding what students should know and be able to do
• Create or provide learning experiences that develop students' abilities and require the application of thinking skills
• Conduct classroom observations and individual psychological evaluations, and consults with appropriate professionals regarding implications and results.
• Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of models and strategies.
• Collect and analyze data to develop and implement programs
• Employ a variety of instructional strategies that consider individual learning styles and performance levels
• Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment.
• Design activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students both meet their IEP goals, and can access the curriculum.
• Formally and informally assess the student learning to create a comprehensive learning program.
• Set high expectations that are suitable based on student’s needs.

Family and Community Engagement
• Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.
• Communicate student progress and development to parents/guardians
• Consults with private and/or public practitioners regarding student progress and/or needs
• Consults and/or counsels with students, school staff, and parents regarding academic and/or personal/social needs; provides information regarding community services available to students; makes appropriate referrals regarding vocational needs of students

Professional Culture
• Conduct testing and write thorough reports for initial and three year evaluations including cognitive, behavioral, social emotional, and projective testing.
• Maintains accurate records of all psychological services provided.
• Completes clearly written and comprehensive reports which provide practical recommendations.
• Submits all required paperwork within a timely manner, adhering to all federal, state, and local laws and policies.
• Work collaboratively with general education teachers, grade-level teams and other staff, to plan, share student work and ensure that instruction is aligned with identified curriculum and standards.
• Carry out the school's disciplinary code and procedures in a fair and just manner
• Participate in IEP and 504 meetings as required
• Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students
• Attend staff, team, and department meetings as well as serve on staff committees as necessary
• Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness for all students
• Complete required Medicaid documentation according to state regulations for services provided.


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in School Psychology; CAGS Preferred EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:Previous experience as a School Psychologist ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • A valid Massachusetts DESE license as a School Psychologist • Requires participation in district provided Safety Care training This is position is based at the West Intermediate, but is a district position.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • 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
    Christine Murray, Coordinator of Behavioral Health
    182 Wildwood Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6032
    Email: christine.murray@wpsk12.com