Overview: School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits) that includes 1200-hour internship and emphasizes preparation in the following: data-based decision making, consultation, collaboration, effective instruction, child development, student diversity and development, school organization, prevention, intervention, mental health, learning styles, behavior, research, and program evaluation.QUALIFICATIONS:
Essential Job Responsibilities:Consultation
- Applicants must possess or be able to obtain School Psychology Certification in Maryland.
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential is preferred.
- Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems
- Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
- Provide training in social skills, anger management, academic failure, diversity, bullying and violence
- Assist in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in order to make schools safer and more effective learning environments
- Administer psychological tests and interpret assessment results for the purpose of diagnosis and placement
- Conduct Curriculum Based Assessments
- Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments
- Create, implement, and evaluate Behavior Intervention Plans
- Evaluate effectiveness of school-wide behavior programs (i.e., PBIS)
- Assist in identifying, implementing, and evaluating targeted interventions (i.e., Behavior Education Program-Check in/Check-out) to assist students identified in need of more support
- Participate in interdisciplinary team, Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, Student Support Team (SST), 504 team, PBIS Team, and at times, School Improvement Team SST.
- Serve as a PBIS Coach
- Provide individual and group counseling and other mental health services as appropriate
- Act as a liaison with community agencies that provide services to children
- Provide Crisis Intervention to students and staff
Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist Equal Opportunity Employer
Charles County 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 identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Contact Information
- David Shimizu, HR Generalist
- 5980 Radio Station Road
- LaPlata, Maryland 20646