Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176809 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancies for the 2023/ 2024School Year. Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Clinical Psychologist (1.0)
Location: Chelmsford High School

General Description: Chelmsford Public Schools is seeking a doctoral level clinical/counseling psychologist to work within the public school setting. Massachusetts license preferred or eligible. Responsibilities include individual and group counseling, psychological assessments, crisis evaluations, and consultation with staff, families, and social service agencies. Qualified candidate with become an integral member of a multidisciplinary team at the high school level (grades 9-12) and will join a dynamic team of eleven doctoral level psychologists in the Chelmsford Public School system, participating in an established doctoral psychology training program. This position is one of three clinical psychologist positions at Chelmsford High School

Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those students struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. Conduct psychological evaluations and observations for initial and reevaluation of special education services. Member of school crisis team and student support team. Work collaboratively with school's social emotional learning team. Consult and collaborate with teachers and school staff to support students. Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication, social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, and self-determination skills.

- Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success
- Understanding of the eligibility process for special education
- Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)
- Ability to produce concise psycho-educational reports which are understandable to both teachers and parents
- Support students' social, emotional, and behavioral health
- Communicate with families and enhance home–school collaboration
- Make referrals and help coordinate community support service
- Consult and collaborate with teachers.
- Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning
- Design and implement student progress monitoring systems
- Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions
- Support effective individualized instruction
- Create positive classroom environments
- Motivate all students to engage in learning -
- Support school-wide prevention programs that help maintain positive school climates conducive to learning -
- Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment
- Respond to crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with needed community services
- Design, implement, and garner support for comprehensive school mental health programming
- Make appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
- Maintains communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
- Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation, and placement of students into special education programs.
- Recommend modifications of the school program for students who require social emotional accommodations.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 5100 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
Massachusetts DESE Certification as a School Psychologist preferred. Doctorate in clinical or school psychology from an accredited school of psychology Prior experience in public school is desirable. Demonstrates awareness and skills needed to work with families and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Commitment to collaboration and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community. Demonstrates awareness and skills needed to work with families, students, and staff from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Evidence of continuous professional learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practice.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Shannon Bischoff, Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning
    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5100