School Psychologist

Location
Baltimore, MD, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 07, 2017
Ref
3167
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB TITLE : School Psychologist

REPORTS TO : Coordinator, Psychological Services

DEFINITION : Provides psychological consultation to school staff and parents, and psychological consultation, assessment, and intervention services to students to address learning, behavioral and mental health needs in accordance to applicable federal and state laws and regulations and the Blueprint 2.0. Performs other duties as assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES :
  • Develops school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports through school-based problem solving teams, including behavior teams and student support teams.
  • Develops academic and behavioral interventions for students with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams.
  • Determines student eligibility for disabilities under Section 504 and developing 504 Plans through student support teams.
  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments and developing behavior intervention plans for students with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams and Individual Education Program (IEP) teams.
  • Conducts psychological assessments of cognitive, behavioral, adaptive, social, emotional, and academic functioning for students suspected of disabilities and in need of accommodations and services under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended.
  • Determines student eligibility for disabilities and services under the IDEA and developing goals, objectives, and services through the IEP teams.
  • Plans for students with special needs involving cultural and linguistic diversity, sensory deficits, neuropsychological issues, communication, social skills, and emotional conditions.
  • Provides behavioral and mental health services for students with educational needs including psychological counseling, crisis response, threat assessments, traumatic loss support, and consultation with school staff, parents, independent providers, and community agencies.
  • Provides professional staff development and trainings to school staff and parents to support high academic achievement and positive behavior in schools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Education, Training and Experience :
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree, an advanced graduate specialist's degree or certificate, and/or doctoral degree in psychology, education or human development; completion of a 1200-hour internship in school psychology, or its equivalent.

Licenses and Certificates :
Possession of or eligibility for a Maryland Professional Certificate with a School Psychologist endorsement is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
  • Thorough knowledge of school psychology and practice in education.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the provision of psychological services to students, schools and parents.
  • Technology competency including knowledge of and skill in the use of the Internet, word processing, and related applications.
  • Knowledge of and skill in data analysis and integration.
  • Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstration of leadership, management, and human relations competencies, including collaboration and team building.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS :
The work of this position is performed in school and office environments. Work includes physical activities such as the carrying and lifting of psychological assessment instruments. Work requires the ability to move throughout the schools. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and travel to school and office sites throughout the system.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employees may be required to occasionally work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.

FLSA : Exempt

Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a completed application must be submitted for each position and/or location in which you are interested.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including school psychology practicum and school psychology internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $79.75. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Shawn Stahl, HR Officer
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-4605 and 4152
Fax: 410-296-0568
Email: sstahl@bcps.org

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