SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Location
Denver, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 16, 2019
Ref
35279
KAISER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Southwest

Traditional 187 work days per year - DCTA

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: Please follow the link for salary setting information http://denverprocomp.dpsk12.org/about/

School Year: 2019-2020

Essential Functions and Objectives:

- The Psychologist performs psycho-educational assessment (average, gifted, disabled, and disturbed children) of students in Preschool through 12th grade. Consults with staff and parents, making recommendations for developmentally appropriate services and strategies to assist in improving student achievement. Participates in crisis management by counseling and or making referrals. Counsels students, parents (in groups and individually) and consults with staff in the development of appropriate behavior goals. Interprets test data, researches available tests necessary to meet individual school needs, provides in-service training for staff on standardized administration technique, and interprets individual and group test data to staff and parents.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

- Must possess a Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider License with an endorsement in School Psychology.

- Experience in the administration and interpretation of a variety of test instruments to evaluate cognitive ability, learning aptitudes, academic skills and eligibility for special education.

- Experience using consultation techniques that allow for providing effective techniques that address problems in learning and behavior.

- Skills in intervention including psychological.

- Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

- Ability to work effectively as member of multi-disciplinary team.

- A bility to communicate clearly in both written and oral formats.

- A bility to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills

- A bility to plan and organize completion of projects.

- Ability to travel in District.

- A bility to adapt to a changing work environment with a positive attitude and problem solving approach.

- A bility to remain calm in an emergency situation.

- A bility to accurately record, transfer, and relate information.

- A bility to follow directions and procedures.

Skill Requirements:

* Psychologist K-12 - Endorsement
* Psychologist K-12 - Place/Praxis

Credential Requirements:

* Special Service Provider: Initial License

* Special Service Provider: Professional License
* Psychologist: Licensed Clinical preferred

Education Requirements:

* Master's degree in School Psychology required.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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