Aug 07, 2019

School Psychologist

  • KIPP SoCal Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Education School Support

Job Description

About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

School Psychologist Opportunity

  • Provide individual and group services to children that emphasize improved educational performance and/or conduct
  • Screen and evaluate referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations
  • Will support with minimal DIS Counseling services for students with IEPs
  • Participate as a member of the IEP team, contributing evaluation findings and collaborating with all members of the team to develop high-quality education plans
  • Collaborate with school special education and general education staff around special education programming, RTI and intervention implementation, Student Study Team meetings, and KIPP LA-wide Crisis planning
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding any accommodations/modifications needed for a specific child
  • Maintain appropriate data on students, including present levels of performance and intervention strategies
  • Establish and manage necessary caseloads, work with schools and other staff to plan assessments/ assessment plans and meetings. Submit records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently
  • Manage, conduct, and support special education teachers with Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Support Plans

School Psychologist Qualifications

  • Master's degree is required
  • School Psychologist License or Pupil Personal Services Credential with a specialization in School Psychology required
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
  • Experience with students grades K-8
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively and interact effectively with different audiences
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple cases concurrently
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties

School Psychologist Perks

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.

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