School Psychologist (Watertown, MA)

We are the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life. We are committed to delivering best-in-class education to children, providing immersive training to professionals and creating a world of inclusion, accessibility and opportunity for people with multiple disabilities. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. Join a community of growth where you will be supported and where your work makes a difference.

As our School Psychologist, you will thrive in our collaborative, supportive and gratifying Secondary Program. Experience working in a school where students needs come first and your contributions have a global impact.

As our School Psychologist, you will provide direct psychotherapeutic individual and group counseling and perform diagnostic evaluations for students who are blind, visually impaired, and multiply impaired.

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Essential Duties Include:

  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary evaluation team; Act as liaison between Perkins and other mental health professionals who have direct contact with students.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students as needed and assist in making necessary referrals to specialists; Provide ongoing consultation to program staff.
  • Support in the planning, development and implementation of behavior management programs for individual students and communicate this information and coordinate consistent application of the program to the appropriate individuals.
  • Provide consultation to families regarding approved behavior management techniques.
  • Serve as a consultant on research related to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and​multiply impaired.
  • Develop or adapt measurement instruments for use with individuals who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multiply impaired.
  • Participate in program meetings, case reviews, triennial evaluations and IEP meetings and prepare reports of current progress and needs of the students.
  • Provide formal and informal in-service training to staff members.
  • Participate in the screening of evaluation of individuals referred for placement and participate on interdisciplinary teams to determine admissions and future programming.
  • Make professional contributions to the field including planning and participating in workshops, delivering presentations at conferences, conducting research in the field and preparing articles for publication in professional journals.
  • Provide field placement supervision and act as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students when requested.
  • Prepare reports based on observations and assessments of students; Maintains appropriate current records on students.
  • Collect and prepare statistical data regarding service delivery as requested.
  • Collaborates with other school personnel to monitor student progress toward state academic standards, meets regularly to identify academic interventions, and supports school staff in implementing interventions.
  • Provides direct family liaison support and acts as a point of contact between home and school. Supports facilitation of communication between community based/home and educational team members.
  • Conducts psychological evaluations for outside evaluation (non-Perkins students) from across the country. Helps districts and families acquire meaningful psychological reports that provide educational guidance.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree required from a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved college or university in school psychology; Massachusetts DESE Certification as School Psychologist required
  • Specialist or CAGS Degree required from a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved college or university in school psychology; Massachusetts DESE Certification as School Psychologist required

We have benefits that put you first, including an employer contributing retirement plan, tuition reimbursement from day one, professional development for our employees, personal days, paid time off and paid sick leave. Our campus is quaint, charming and historical, a perfect mix of legacy and modern buildings. It is located in the heart of Watertown, adjacent to the Charles River and a 5 minute drive from food & entertainment at Arsenal Yards.

School Psychologist at Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA)

Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA is now hiring a school psychologist in our Secondary School (ages 14-22), which has both day and residential students). This is a new position due to need. For further questions please contact Lauren Rosenbaum at

A PDF of the job description is provided below. To apply, please click here.