May 11, 2020

2020-21 - Psychologist or Psychologist Intern - Special Services

  • TrulyHired
  • Fort Morgan, CO 80701, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


The District Support Center is seeking applications for a Psychologist OR Psychologist Intern starting August 6, 2020.

Job Summary

Responsible for the delivery of direct educational and mental health services to create supportive learning and social environments for all students. Responsible for conducting formal and informal assessments for the identification, placement, and programming of students for Special Education services and providing effective services to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The school psychologist works with special education and general education teams to help students gain FAPE.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities
  • Perform individual psychological assessments on students, write clear and concise diagnostic results, and maintain necessary documentation of student assessments.
  • Develop, plan, prepare, and implement: a. Individual, measurable, long-term, and short-term objectives based on student identified needs. b. Effective working schedule.
  • Apply techniques, strategies, and intervention to enhance/motivate students to meet IEP goals and objectives and evaluate student performance based on IEPs.
  • Provide: 1.) Direct and indirect services to students, families, and appropriate staff. 2.) Consultation to families on interventions. 3.) Alternative adaptations to address student needs. 4.) Advocacy for students based on professional and ethical guidelines as well as state standards.
  • Teach coping and problem-solving skills through individual and small group counseling, foster student independent function, and encourage opportunities for equitable participation in school programs for all students.
  • Monitor student growth and progress, adapt support as needed, and maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
  • Communicate students' progress and needs with parents and other staff as needed.
  • Collaborate: 1.) With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and colleagues to improve student outcomes. 2.) With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to: 1.) Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity. 2.) Include and engage families in the student's education. 3.) Support all Morgan County School District policies, procedures, and expectations. 4.) Provide personal and professional excellence.
  • Participate in: 1.) Multi-disciplinary diagnostic and placement teams. 2.) Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions. 3.) Student and/or family conferences and other meetings. 4.) Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities. 5.) Professional growth opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
A Psychologist candidate must have the following:
  • Master's degree in Psychology required.
  • Experience working with students in a school setting preferred.
A Psychologist INTERN candidate must have the following:
  • Current enrollment in School Psychologist preparation program with internship only remaining.
  • Experience working with students in a school setting preferred.
The minimum starting pay for a psychologist is $38,500 / school year. The district offers up to ten years of experience and will place on the salary schedule accordingly. For a Psychologist INTERN, starting pay is 35,500 / school year. A $5500 differentiation salary is also included (added to the base.) Education levels determine salary schedule placement for vertical lanes. The position only requires day-time hours, Monday - Friday, 185-days per year (August - May) and follows the same days off as with the normal school schedule (Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, etc.) This position is PERA eligible and benefits eligible.

Our Community

Fort Morgan, the county seat of Morgan County, is located on the high plains of Colorado, 80 miles northeast of Denver. Agriculture, livestock feeding and related agribusinesses are the basis of the economy. Fort Morgan's rich blend of small town tradition and down home hospitality, provides a wonderful background for residents and their families. The diverse population offers rich flavor to the community and endless opportunities for an enriched life.

Our District

Morgan County School District Re-3 is a progressive district that offers a variety of special programs along with a strong foundational education system. The district is always looking at ways to increase student offerings and we are very proud of some recent program additions. The district recently made a strong financial commitment to upgrade all of our school facilities with a focus on security and technology.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > Psychologist
Contact Information
  • Michael Boyer
  • 715 W PLATTE AVE
  • Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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