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ADM - Psychologist / School Social Worker

Adams County School District 14
Commerce City, CO, US
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  • Position Type:
    Psychologist/Social Worker/Psychologist/Social WOrker
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Alsup Elementary School
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date:
    When Hired
  • EFFECTIVE: 2021-2022 school year
    New Teacher: Psychologist 198 days/year
    Classification: Exempt
    1.0 FTE

    The school psychologist/school social worker shall be a trained professional that provides student assessment and guidance, identifies developmental, learning and behavioral needs of students. Utilize the information gleaned to determine optimal support or guidance for the students. Collaborate with teachers, involve staff, and parent/guardian regarding steps to improve the development of the students as they move toward adulthood. Design and implement research-based programs and interventions to assure students are receiving the most up to date and proven techniques. Act as liaison between students, teachers, involved staff and parent/guardians. Advocate for homeless youth and families to ensure their rights under Title X are followed. Develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible.

    Create a positive environment and effective management structures to purposefully promote and foster effective student achievement. Create a safe environment that establishes routines and provides for student engagement through questioning, speculation, and originality. Promote an environment respecting the dignity of the student. Ensure all processes, procedures and data collection are highly organized and effective with optimal use of time. Motivate, engage and empower all students.

    Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery. Evaluate the student's ability and formulates the student's profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews. Synthesize evaluation results into a comprehensive written report, which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention. Develop intervention plans based on student needs and evaluation results. Participate in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop individual education plans and intervention plans to achieve IEP goals.

    Design, develop and provide targeted, evidence-based interventions to facilitate student performance within the school environment. Consult with the school-based team to achieve student outcomes. Collaborate with educators from other grades or subject areas to establish links between disciplines. Demonstrate mastery of content. Suggest and demonstrate strategies and techniques that are relevant to students and applicable to the real world. Integrate and align objectives, strategies, activities, materials, resources, assessments and differentiate based on individual student needs. Use data management tools to analyze results and draw inferences from data to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

    Teach, monitor, and collaborate with educational personnel, community agencies, parent/guardian, and students to increase understanding of the student's needs. Provide continuing education and in-services for educational personnel, parents, and community based service providers.

    Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students that encourages them to perform at their highest level. Effectively communicate with parents and staff about student's progress and opportunities. Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate to stakeholders (website, podcasts, etc.).

    Actively participate in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice and to meet Colorado Licensure requirements. Use professional literature; evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions. Use professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision-making in practice.

    Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

    Possible supervision of support personnel.
    Conduct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to interview participation, training/development, assign and direct work, performance feedback, address complaints and resolve problems.

    Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
    Manage and maintain inventory of equipment and assessments.
    Project needs for budget planning.
    Maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.
    Review services for improvements and make changes as needed to ensure quality of services.

    The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Bilingual (preferred).
    Master's degree in school psychology or school social work.
    Certified through the National Association of School Psychologists, if applicable.
    English fluency will be determined through the application and interview process.

    Valid Colorado Driver's License.
    Valid Colorado Special Services License with School Psychologist or Social Worker endorsement.
    Valid Colorado Teaching License with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education - Bilingual endorsement or equivalent (preferred or willing to obtain within 2 years).

    Is flexible.
    Has computer/technology skills.
    Has the ability to work with students of diverse abilities and backgrounds.
    Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
    Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
    Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
    Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
    Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
    Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
    Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
    Provide support to homeless youth and families.
    Maintain confidentiality.
    Maintain a generally positive attitude.
    Observe all District policies and procedures.
    Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.

    Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
    Occasional lifting of up fifty (50) pounds.
    Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
    Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
    Mostly clean and comfortable.

    REPORTS TO: Principal

    LOCATION: Adam City High School

    Dependent upon education, experience and the Master Agreement.

    CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
    Until filled.

    All new hires will be probationary status.
    This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.

    In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Adams County School District 14 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Linda Shamlin, Director of Human Resources, 5291 East 60 th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.

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