School Psychologist - Temporary (Middle and High School)
The Howard School
September 14, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Other, School Counseling, Special Needs
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
1) Meet 1:1 or in small groups with students as needed for the purposes of crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and brief solution-focused individual counseling.
2) Lead small student counseling groups as needed, as directed by division principals (e.g., civil communication; stress management; social skills).
3) Consult and collaborate with teaching teams (lead teachers, support teachers, speech-language pathologists, literacy teachers, math specialist, specials teachers, assistive technology specialist, school nurse), parents, administration, and outside professionals to address students’ learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs.
4) Conduct formal and informal classroom observations.
5) When needed, review student files and interpret psychoeducational testing results with other faculty and staff.
6) Design and assist in the implementation of interventions, including behavioral support plans.
7) Collaborate with lead teacher and teaching team on the development of student learning profiles.
8) Implement classroom-based prevention programming related to mental health and students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs (e.g., anti-bullying, self-regulation).
9) Coordinate, conduct, score, and/or interpret student assessments as directed by supervisor or division principals.
10) Assist with applications for student accommodations for the ACT.
11) Make referrals to and collaborate with outside psychologists, psychiatrists, and other human service providers.
12) Review admissions files to produce recommendations for appropriateness of fit, contingencies, and services. Participate in admissions interviews, tours, and shadow day observations as needed.
13) Participate in student-led conferences, student staffing/problem-solving meetings, and division level (middle school, 8th grade, high school) team meetings.
14) Assist with designing and implementing classroom guidance curriculum.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree required, Doctorate preferred, in school psychology or closely related field.
Minimum 5 years post licensure experience preferred
Evidence of remaining current in field
Experience working with children and adolescents with learning disabilities and ADHD preferred
Experience working with teachers, families, and children required
Licensure/certification, as appropriate, in given field
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
About The Howard School
The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.