Stamford High School: Long-Term Substitute School Psychologist

Employer
Stamford Public Schools-1
Location
Stamford, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Substitute Teacher, Support Staff, School Psychologist
Grade Level
High School
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  • Position Type:
    Substitute/ Long-Term Substitute School Psychologist

  • Date Posted:
    8/25/2021

  • Location:
    Stamford, CT

  • Date Available:
    August 2021

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    The filling of this position is based upon continued funding in the Board of Education budget.

    Note: Teachers dually certified in TESOL, Bilingual Education or ESL, with experience in Sheltered Instruction or fluency in a language other than English, will be given preference for all Stamford Public School positions.

    Job Description – School Psychologist

    General Statement:
    Certified School Psychologists demonstrate knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the teaching/learning process and emotional health of students. School Psychologists promote learning, effectively assess students' needs and progress, and plan interventions to achieve selected objectives for all students. School Psychologists accomplish these objectives through communication with students, parents, and colleagues in a positive climate where time, space, and equipment are organized for intervention. To continue to deliver comprehensive service, school psychologists participate in activities for continuing professional growth.

    Major Responsibilities:
    Consultation:
    • Give healthy and effective alternatives to teacher, parents, and administrators about problems in learning and behavior
    • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
    • Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents, and community services
    • Data Collection:
    • Use a wide variety of techniques at an individual, group, and system level to evaluate:
      • Cognitive abilities and learning styles
      • Personality and emotional development
      • Application of social skills across different learning environments
      • Learning environment (i.e., home/community, school)
      • Adaptive behavior
    Intervention:
    • Work face-to-face with children and families
    • Help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment
    • Provide counseling for children, families, and teachers
    • Provide social skills training, behavior management, and other strategies
    • Help families and school deal with crises such as death, illness or community/economic trauma
    • Prevention:
    • Identify potential learning challenges
    • Design program for children to experience school success
    • Provide parents and teacher with the skills to cope with challenging behavior
    • Help foster understanding and appreciation of diversity in the school community
    • Develop school-wide initiatives to make schools safer and more effective (i.e., positive behavior supports)
    • Professional Development:
    • Develop program on topics such as:
      • Teaching and learning strategies
      • Classroom management techniques
      • Working with students who have unique talents
      • Crisis management
      • Positive Behavioral Supports
    Research and Planning:
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, behavior management systems and other services
    • Generate new knowledge about learning and behavior
    • Contribute to planning and evaluating school-wide reform and district-wide policies
    • Health Care Provisions:
    • Collaborate with school and community-based personnel to provide a comprehensive model of school-linked health services
    • Work with children and families to provide integrated community services focusing on psychosocial wellness and health-related issues
    • Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to create healthy school environments
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Current Connecticut teaching certificate: 070-School Psychologist
    • Ability to try methodologies outside of the box
    • Experience working in urban/diverse settings
    • 3 – 5 years of experience
    • Ability to authentically assess student progress in a variety of areas
    • Working understanding of early language development
    • Team player
    • Effective communicator
    • Strong writing skills
    • Computer literate
    • Ability to collect and interpret qualitative/quantitative data
    • Desire to grow personally and professionally
    • Desire to support Stamford Public School's growing capacity to become a 21st Century school system
    • Knowledge of and/or demonstrate the ability to learn and implement Operating Systems (i.e. Windows); Office suites (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Docs); Presentation Software (i.e. PowerPoint, Keynote); Spreadsheets (i.e. Excel, Google Spreadsheets); Communication and Collaboration tools (i.e. Skype); Accounting Software (i.e. QuickBooks); Student Information Systems (i.e. Naviance, Power School); or any other technology deemed relevant for this position.

    CSDE Certification:
    This assignment is expected to continue for more than 40 days, and therefore we are seeking a certified candidate. If you are not currently certified in CT, but hold a Bachelor's degree and 12 credits in the content area to be taught, we will apply to the CSDE for Long-Term Substitute Authorization.

    Compensation:
    $105 per day for the first 30 days; $155 from the 31st day through the duration of the assignment

    Application Procedures:
    Online application is required.
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