Pennsylvania School Psychologist (ISPA)

K12 Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 11, 2021

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K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Insight PA Cyber Charter School. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Insight PA Cyber Charter School is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The School Psychologist is directly involved in assuring student evaluations include comprehensive student data in alignment with IDEA/PDE eligibility criteria and compliance regulations. With grade-band assignment within Insight PA Cyber Charter School, School Psychologists collaborate with school, home, and community-based stakeholders to build resources, resolve learning needs, and work toward sustainable systems serving the whole student in their educational experience.

Insight PA School Psychologists report to the Director of Special Education Compliance and have direct support and ongoing guidance by the Lead School Psychologist. Early practicing school psychologists may matriculate through Insight PA’s induction program to obtain Level II professional certification.

Essential Functions:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Provide data-informed recommendations as a result of initial student evaluations or re-evaluations
  • Review, interpret, and design evaluation reports as testing/educational data is provided by contracted evaluators
  • Develop individualized consent forms and other essential documentation for parents and legal guardians to be fully informed of proposed actions related to student eligibility
  • Collaborate with personnel through a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) process to promote research-based interventions during the pre-referral phase
  • Assist in the development and implementation of web-based school-wide positive behavior interventions & supports (SWPBIS)
  • Utilize clear communication when discussing evaluation findings with student support and/or IEP teams
  • Partner with Special Education Compliance & Instructional Coordinators regarding student onboarding escalations and/or family consultations as needed
  • Serve as consultant for special education teachers, parents/guardians, administrators, & local agencies
  • Collaborate with the School Psychologist team, and various other educational professionals on department and systems-level initiatives
  • Collaborate in pre-referral, referral, and post-referral procedures with educational professionals
  • Identify & deliver professional development training sessions based upon ongoing or emerging school-based needs
  • Facilitate the construction of student 504 Service Agreements

Supervisory Responsibilities:This position has no regular supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in School Psychology or Educational Psychology, AND
  • Education Specialist (advanced graduate certification) equivalency
  • Active State (Level I) or National certification in School Psychology
  • Must pass all PDE required clearances for school-based employees

Minimum Required Skill Set
  • Direct experience in a school setting, either thru practicum or as a practicing school psychologist
  • Comprehensive & up-to-date knowledge of various types of assessments
  • Knowledge of MTSS practices and procedures
  • Wide range of strategies & interventions to offer to instructional staff
  • Ability to work autonomously in establishing and/or modifying priorities as student and/or department needs arise
  • Highly developed team-based coordination & problem-solving skills
  • Specific expertise in IDEA eligibility factors, PDE compliance regulations, and procedural safeguards
  • Letter(s) of recommendation & or sample redacted report(s) upon request

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in computer-based web applications, databases, spreadsheet reports, virtual collaboration software, and other multi-media solutions
  • Comprehensive instructional knowledge and relevant work experience in a special education setting
  • Extensive knowledge of Chapter 711 PA regulations for special education
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices in school psychology
  • Skilled in collaboration with various educational teams (e.g., MTSS, interagency)
  • Strong proficiency in web-based instructional programs and/or progress monitoring tools
  • Ability to produce letter(s) of recommendation upon request

Certificates and Licenses:None required.

Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position. Must live inPennsylvania.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.