Psychologist: OFFICE OF SCHOOLS
Traditional 186 work days per year; full-time
Salary Range: See DCTA SSP/Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/.
Essential Functions and Objectives:
School Psychologists will provide direct and indirect social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health services for children and youth, as well as work with families, school administrators, educators, and other professionals to create supportive learning and social environments for all students. In addition, School Psychologists will perform psycho-educational and cognitive assessments of students from Preschool through High School when needed.
– Consult with staff and parents, make recommendations for developmentally appropriate services and strategies to assist in improving student achievement.
– Participate in crisis management by assessing risk, providing interventions, and making community referrals.
– Provide social and emotional intervention for students (in groups and individually).
– Consult with parents and school staff in the development of appropriate behavior goals/interventions.
– Evaluate the need for cognitive and social and emotional support under Section 504 and IDEA. Interpret assessment data and develop goals to meet individual student needs.
– Support district initiatives on social and emotional learning.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
– Must possess a Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider License with an endorsement in School Psychology.
– Have experience in the administration and interpretation of a variety of test instruments to evaluate cognitive ability, learning aptitudes, social and emotional skills, academic skills and eligibility for special education.
– Have experience using consultation techniques that allow for providing effective techniques that address problems in learning and behavior.
– Have experience working with culturally diverse populations.
– Lead for racial and educational excellence and work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community, along with believing in and supporting all students so they feel seen and heard with access to high quality education.
– Employees must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.
– Have the ability with or without accommodations to meet the physical demand of the position.
– Proficiency with Google Suite.
– Master’s Degree or higher in School Psychology
What DPS Offers You:
– A Culture that values Equity, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration and Fun with a shared vision that Every Student Will Succeed.
– Competitive SSP/Teacher Compensation and Procomp Incentive plan.
– DPS Total Rewards includes time off, health and wellness benefits, and PERA Retirement.
– Innovation School – Please ensure you review the Innovation Plan to understand terms and conditions of employment prior to applying. Innovation Plan is available at: http://portfolio.dpsk12.org/our-schools/innovation-schools/innovation-schools-of-dps/.
About Denver Public Schools:
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.