High School Psychologist

Employer
Stoneham School District
Location
Stoneham, MA, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Support Staff, School Psychologist
Grade Level
High School
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Stoneham Public Schools is seeking a talented School Psychologist to join our community.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Maintains a valid Massachusetts DESE certification as a school psychologist. (Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.)
  • Proven ability to relate to a variety of constituencies, including but not limited to: administrators, parents, teachers, students, other school staff and visitors.
  • Possess good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities.
  • A sense of humor and a proven ability to work in a polite and friendly manner with all staff members, students, and with the larger educational community.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school department may find appropriate and acceptable.

  • REPORTS TO:
    Building principal and special education administration.
    DUTIES
    Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Participates in/follows all federal and state mandated procedures and timelines for the identification of students requiring special education services within the school setting, including the administration of appropriate formal and informal assessment tools/measures based on the suspected area of disability.
  • Develops relevant portions of Individualized Education Plans for students that are determined eligible for counseling services. This includes the creation of short and long term goals, based on assessment data and targeted curriculum standards.
  • Participates in all federal and state mandated procedures and timelines for case management for all identified students, i.e. team meetings and liaison to regular education settings.
  • Schedules, meets, counsels, and instructs assigned students in the locations and at the time designated.
  • Supervises all assigned students and any assigned ESPs.
  • Plans and prepares educationally relevant treatment plans that meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.
  • Assist classroom teachers in creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning student engagement.
  • Prepares for student groups and professional meetings showing written evidence/data of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media in supporting student plans.
  • Implements the school district's strategic plan and individual school improvement plans.
  • Evaluates and documents student progress toward identified goals on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Seeks the assistance of district specialists as needed and required.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect confidentiality of students and documents.
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation and provides documentation when necessary.
  • Creates, implements and follows individual student safety plans, IEP's, 504's, health care plans, etc.
  • Mandated reporting and referrals to outside agencies appropriate to the role
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with others.
  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, colleagues, and parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of assigned students.
  • Performs other related tasks and assumes other related responsibilities as may from time to time be as assigned by the Principal and/or Program Supervisor.

  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    Salary and conditions of employment to be determined by the Superintendent of Schools.
    EVALUATION:
    Performance of this position will be supervised & evaluated by Principal of School or their designee.

    Stoneham Public Schools values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the district, schools, and district culture and diversity. The Stoneham Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability. Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Superintendent of Schools 149 Franklin Street, Stoneham MA 02180
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