SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST - ELEMENTARY LEVEL


DISTRICT - Central Office
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3880348 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 11, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
• Completes psychological and psychoeducational evaluations as part of the IEP and 504 process for students throughout the district.
• Facilitates and chairs IEP meetings for students on caseload, participates as a member of 504 and IEP teams
• Evaluates the needs and educational programs of referred students
• Provides counseling and social skills groups and services as needed
• Acts as a consultant to staff and parents regarding student learning concerns; and assists in team planning and district screening efforts within assigned buildings
• Possesses knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulation, and policies regarding children’s special education eligibility and programming.
• 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 professional persons regarding implications and results.
• Provide direct support to students as needed in a classroom by delivering SEL instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of models and strategies.
• 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 (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.
• Set high expectations that are suitable based on the student's needs.
• Participate in school wide crisis team and participate in district offered Safetycare training
• Complete Medicaid reimbursement documentation per state regulation including time sample and treatment plans

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 evaluations and write thorough reports for initial and three year evaluations
• 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 related service providers to write IEP goals and objectives that ensure student progress
• 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

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 in a middle or high school setting ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Massachusetts DESE license as a School Psychologist
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Christine Murray, Coordinator of Behavioral Health
    182 Wildwood Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6032
    Email: christine.murray@wpsk12.com