School Psychologist- Morse School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Office of Student Services/Morse School

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5133 for the application link.

School Psychologist Cambridge Street Upper School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Grades 6-8.

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5321 for the application link

School Psychologist (Chelsea Public Schools)

he Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,200 students in 11 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a virtual school, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at www.chelseaschools.com/cps.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs psychological assessments and presents in an oral and written format
  • Provides individual and group therapy to designated special needs students
  • Provides crisis intervention
  • Screens referrals in conjunction with other designated school personnel
  • Participates in the prereferral process as needed
  • Consults on a regular basis with classroom teachers regarding special needs students
  • Performs other duties assigned by the District Principal or the Director of Special Education

Qualifications Required:

  1. Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education licensure as a School Psychologist
  2. Experience working with a diverse population
  3. Licensed as a Psychologist in Massachusetts
  4. M.Ed. school psychology
  5. Knowledge of: integration and inclusive models of instruction; differentiated instruction and response to intervention; curriculum modifications, behavior management strategies, and learning styles
  6. Ability to: perform and interpret psychological evaluations, including projectives; provide individual and small group therapy to the school-age students; work closely and harmoniously with parents, teachers, and administrators
  7. Knowledge of special education programs and regulations
  8. Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Experience working in a school setting

Terms:

All teachers are members of the Chelsea Teachers Union (CTU). The length of the school day is 6.5 hours, but subject to longer hours for schools with extended day. The number of school days are 185 days.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Chelsea Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Flexible contract work for School Psychologists (Boston Area)

We have the need for one to two school psychologists to complete contract work for a metro area school district performing IEP evaluations. We are a small neuropsychology practice in the Boston Metro area. The position will be flexible, although it is likely that there will be sufficient work to keep them full-time in the near-to-medium future, potentially long-term.

Compensation: approximately $125/hr. 

The position would also be a great fit for somebody who has their own practice and wants additional work to supplement.

If you are interested, email Rebecca Wershba, Ph.D. Boston Metro Neuropsychology @ rwershba@bostonmetronp.com or call at 781-347-2165.

Part-time School Psychologist (Burrillville, Rhode Island) 

The Burrillville School Department is seeking certified, qualified candidates for an anticipated .5 School Psychologist position for the 2023-2024 school year (Starting Date: Aug 28, 2023).

General Purpose: The School Psychologist will provide support to students to help them succeed academically, socially and emotionally while considering Rhode Island Regulations and the vision of the Burrillville School Department. School psychologists will collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to help create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home and school.

Please read the job description for position requirements and job responsibilities.

If interested, contact David Alba, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Phone: 401-568-1301
Email: albad@bsd-ri.net

School Psychologist (Dorchester)

Why NHCS?
Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12 in Dorchester that is a public alternative to traditional district schools. We serve over 800 students across two campuses predominantly from the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.  We believe in the social emotional well-being of our students and know that a well-coached and supported educator is instrumental in helping our scholars both academically and in their SEL growth. We do not give up on kids. Our expectation is that all of our students thrive at NHCS, graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education on the path to life success. Our educators are partners with our scholars and their families as they embark on this path.
 
What is the School Psychologist role?
 
As a School Psychologist you care deeply about the success of your students and create strong relationships to leverage success both in and out of the classroom. You understand the unique demands of working with students with significant emotional or behavioral needs and are excited to help scholars maximize their functioning in school and reach their fullest potential. You act as case-manager and liaison for these students, evaluate their strengths and challenges, and create and monitor individualized plans to support their ongoing success.
 
You will work at both of our campuses (Queen St. and Centre St.) supporting scholars with IEPs or 504 plans. The hours are Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Someone coming to us with two years of previous experience and a master’s degree can expect to make $63,222.
 
Is this You?

  • You are committed to cultivating anti-racist, culturally responsive and restorative practices;
  • You have earned a Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work, or a related clinical field or a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Special Education;
  • You have a certification in Moderate Disabilities, School Psychology, or clinical work (preferred)
  • You are familiar with trauma informed practices
  • You believe in a Warm Demanding ethos where the two phrases, “We care about you” and “We have the highest expectations for you” go hand in hand.
  • You are committed to cultivating the social emotional wellbeing of all of our scholars both in and out of the classroom;
  • You will thrive in a community in which all members demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope;
  • You are able to start as soon as possible.

Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is committed to being an anti-racist organization. The work of racial justice does not belong to a department or position; it is the responsibility of every member of our community – scholar, family, and educator. As an educational organization, we are committed to continual growth and learning so everyone can find a safe place to belong and walk on their own anti-racist journey in the midst of a racially diverse and vibrant community. This will ensure that we, as an organization, reflect, equip, and care for all.

We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Thank you for your interest in our school. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and look forward to hearing from you. Please send a cover letter and resume using the provided link.

District-wide school psychologist (Lexington)

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Administer I.Q. tests, achievement tests, and other tests required to determine eligibility for special services.
  2. Provide written reports of assessment for student evaluations.
  3. Collaborate with building and support staff throughout the district to meet the needs of students.
  4. Make recommendations to the Director of Special Services concerning the need to obtain additional medical, psychological and/or psychiatric information on an evaluation.
  5. Participate as an IEP team member with functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention plans and /or in the manifestation determination process.
  6. Collaborate with outside agencies, parents and teachers to meet the need of students.
  7. Review student records for the screening and evaluation process of students.
  8. Provide group and individual lessons on social skills development.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Be a member of the building level diagnostic team on assessments of all students who are suspected to have disabilities.  This could include gathering historical data on the student, administering IQ tests, administering projective testing, observations, clinical interviews, and adaptive assessments.
  2. Be a member of the screening team or S.O.A.R. Team in a building when requested.
  3. Plan and implement in-service sessions on behavioral strategies and interventions.
  4. Plan and implement staff development with district and building staff on new and revised testing instruments. 
  5. Research new intervention strategies and new assessments in the areas of instructional strategies, behavior management, behavioral intervention plans and emotional disabilities.
  6. Conduct home visits as needed.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the administration.

QUALIFICATIONS:                          

  • Complete a NASP-approved program. (Natl Assoc of School Psychologists).  This program provides training in the psychological and academic assessment of children, behavioral and academic interventions, in addition to consultation with teachers and parents.
  • Appropriate state teacher certification as a school psychologist.
  • MA DESE license as a School Psychologist
  • Experience in the public school setting preferred.   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.

If interested, please visit this link to apply.

Two district-wide full time School Psych positions (Chelsea Public Schools)

Chelsea Public Schools are searching for two district-wide full-time School Psychology positions to be filled starting this Fall 2023 and onward. Chelsea is a diverse community with a large Latinx populations and families from other diverse areas around the globe.

Interested School Psychologists are requested to submit an application on the TalentEd Hire website: https://chelseaschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Seeking full-time school psychologist supervisor!


We are seeking to hire an experienced school psychologist to supervise a diverse group of 24 school psychology graduate students over the next 5 years. This position is funded through a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education titled, “Expanding Culturally Responsive Mental Health Services in Madison Metropolitan School District.” The grant was awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to work in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to prepare a new generation of school psychologists from diverse backgrounds who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver culturally responsive mental health services to children and youth in Madison schools.

The grant funds a five-year, 192-day teacher contract position for a School Psychologist Practicum and Internship Supervisor. Additional summer work may be needed and will be compensated accordingly. The Supervisor will work closely with the grant team to successfully implement the grant. The grant team is composed of UW-Madison School Psychology faculty (Katie Eklund, Steve Kilgus, Andy Garbacz, and Kristy Kelly) and MMSD Department of Student & Staff Support staff (Kristen Guetschow and Melanie Salgado). Please see the job posting below for additional information:

https://mmsd.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4204?c=mmsd

School Psychologist Intern (Denver, CO)

Traditional 186 work days per year; full-time

Salary Range: $21.50/hour

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 – This position supports the School Psychologist Team with routine administrative and program tasks.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

  – Must possess a Colorado Department of Education Intern Authorization 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

Education Requirements:– In the final year of a Master’s degree in Psychology

Additional Information

-Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  

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.  

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.