Pennsylvania, School Psychologist, (ISPA)

Employer
Stride Inc. - K12 Inc.
Location
Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive

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WHO ARE WE?

  • About us
  • K12 Produces Results
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Get to know Insight PA Cyber Charter School (ISPA)!

  • Insight PA Cyber Charter School
  • Behind the scenes
  • A Day in the life

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!

Insight PA School Psychologists regularly collaborate on projects and solutions, with mentoring and ongoing support provided by the Lead School Psychologist. Minimal travel is required for direct student observations or evaluations in this position. Qualified professionals who maintain professional development and regularly deliver current best practices in the field are encouraged to apply. Early career professionals 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

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
  • Master's degree in School Psychology or closely related field
  • Active PDE Instructional I Certification in School Psychology

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES AND/OR CLEARANCES:
  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
  • Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) - Dept of Education ONLY
  • Clearance with Act 168 Employment History Review
  • Letter(s) of recommendation & or sample redacted report(s) upon request


OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Comprehensive & up-to-date knowledge of various types of norm-referenced assessments
  • Knowledge of MTSS practices and procedures
  • Diverse repertoire of intervention strategies to consult with instructional & support staff

REQUIRED SKILL SET
  • Highly developed team-based coordination & problem-solving skills
  • Specific expertise in IDEA eligibility factors, PDE compliance regulations, and procedural safeguards
  • Highly developed knowledge of eligibility factors for analyzing and generating re/evaluation reports
  • Ability to travel for occasional required all-staff events (professional development, state testing, etc.)
  • Outstanding professionalism in interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in establishing and/or modifying priorities as student and/or department needs arise

PREFERRED SKILL SET
  • 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

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 position can be performance as a home-based position, with minimal travel required.

Job Performance Requirements

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  1. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability to exhibit mental dexterity to "dial" a telephone, to enter data into a computer, to read a computer screen and printed material, to hear and understand speech at normal office/workplace levels, and on the telephone, and to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in the workplace and on the telephone.
  3. Ability to physically lift up to 10 pounds.

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.
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