FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS - WOODROW WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TITLE:Long Term Substitute School Psychologist
February 2019-April 2019
To provide direct support learning by providing a range psychological order to deliver
Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels
of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of
the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.
Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value,
embedded in the district’s philosophy and goals, is that “all children will learn”. Offering an
equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest
quality teachers in every school and classroom.
Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of
students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public
Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of
the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools
aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to
live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.
Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be
accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to
reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by
embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the
workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We
want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal
opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to
retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and
productive working career.
Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and
pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and
strongly encourages applications from minorities.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Massachusetts Teaching license in Psychology is required. Additional content area
license is encouraged.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in school psychology with a supervised internship is preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITY:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field; to
communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present
information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general
public; to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical
procedures and governmental regulations; to write reports and correspondence, as needed;
to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate
course of action; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid
conclusions; to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing
education content to make practice decision; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently,
prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with
awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public
Schools policies (as long as the policies do not conflict with the Framingham Teachers
Association (Unit A) Contract); to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse
needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to
maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to
unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity,
etc.); to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including
but not limited to Google; and ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and
participate in ongoing professional and staff development.
Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports to interpret/summarize findings.
Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching and leadership skills to support student
programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student
success. Strong data-collection skills to help to inform decisions for students. Strong verbal
and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a
multi-tasking position. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs.
Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures.
Ability to consistently collaborate with colleagues through shared planning and/or informal
conversation to analyze student performance and development, and to plan appropriate
interventions at the classroom or school level; and to regularly provide advice and expertise
to general education teachers and the school community to support the creation of
appropriate and effective academic, behavioral, and social/emotional learning experiences
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does
not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the
employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the
employer and the requirements of the job change.
* Assessment: Complete comprehensive psycho-educational assessments in
accordance with federal and state special education regulations and district policy in
the following areas: cognitive, academic, social/emotional, behavioral, adaptive
behavior, sensory/motor and other factors pertinent to the child’s learning
capacity. Interpret assessment findings to students, parents, staff and others
concerned with the welfare of students.
* Prevention: Assist in the identification of students who are at risk of educational
failure. Participate in school-based pre-referral activities. Assist in designing
programs for children identified as at risk for failure. Assist in school-wide initiatives
to make schools safer and conducive to learning.
* Intervention/Counseling: Assist in the planning and implementation of behavior
management programs and behavioral support plans. Provide crisis counseling and
intervention. Provide individual and group counseling to address academic, social,
and developmental concerns.
* Consultation: Participate on a variety of school-based teams to assist in
intervention planning and program planning (Crisis Team, School Evaluation Team,
SCAN Team, 504 Team, Special Education Team, and Re-Entry Team).
* Professional Development: Provide in-service opportunities for staff. Participate in
district-wide or departmental in-service activities to maintain currency in knowledge
* Program Development and Evaluation: Participate in school-based or district-wide
initiatives that seek to address student, school or district needs.
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about
and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building. The employee
must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The
employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies,
etc.). The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand
strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity
machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be
able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer
monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee
must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in
person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear
on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently
to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even
or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an
acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff
members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of
Building Principal and Director of Wellness and Health Services.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:
This position is classified as Exempt (Professional).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Covered under Framingham School Committee Policy.
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employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to
federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms
and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of
workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status