May 11, 2020

School Psychologist

  • TrulyHired
  • Washington, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


Job Description: The School Psychologist professional workday includes the instructional day, staff meetings, professional development, meetings with parents or guardians, meetings with relevant staff and time needed for preparation and collaboration. The Psychologist supports students' ability to access the general education environment and the general education curriculum to achieve at high standards. He/she applies expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. The School Psychologist diagnoses mental disorders and provides therapeutic services and supports students' social and emotional growth. The focus of the work of the School Psychologist is in the following areas:
  • Self regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Resilience
  • Problem solving
  • Anger management
  • Bullying prevention
  • Self-determination
  • Positive self-esteem
  • Restorative justice
  • Behavior principles
The Psychologist reports to the Director of Student Support, collaborates with all classroom based teachers and has no direct reports.

Responsibilities: The full list of responsibilities can be found at bit.ly/MVPsychologist

Expected Outcomes
  • Increase parent engagement and staff expertise through the creation of a parent/professional social/emotional/behavioral Resource Center and training opportunities
  • Increase student achievement by identifying and addressing social/emotional/behavioral barriers to learning
  • Promote student wellness and resilience
  • Contribute to the creation of an engaging learning environment and safe, positive school climate
  • Reduce schoolwide behavioral incidents
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of Restorative Practices
  • Reduce/eliminate inappropriate referrals to special education
Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate

Candidates must have a masters degree in psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning. At least 3 years experience working as a school psychologist, preferably in a diverse or bilingual public or public charter school. Successful completion of the period of supervised fieldwork required by the educational institution where the applicant fulfilled his/her academic requirements. Valid license to practice as a school psychologist in the District of Columbia. Familiarity with the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Psychology. And a commitment to adhere to the American Psychology Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Advanced or native proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.

Benefits

Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides a benefits package that includes weekly professional development, including a 3-4 week summer institute and coaching cycles, medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, a 401(k), a transportation stipend, paid leave (PTO = 3, sick = 5, holidays = 8, winter break = 10, spring break = 5).

Salary Scale: The school pscyhologist is paid on the same salary scale as teachers which can be found at http://bit.ly/teacherscale.

MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist
Contact Information
  • Michelle Sinkgraven
  • 3220 16th St. NW
  • Washington, District of Columbia 20010

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