School Psychologist

Summary Information:
Employer: Detroit Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Psychologist
School / Org: Detroit Public Schools
Location Detroit, Michigan
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN291608
Posting Date: 7 February 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Detroit Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

School Psychologist - Eligibility Pool 2017-18

Location: Central Hub

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range: DFT Salary Schedule

In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance and leave coverage.

Reports to: Principal (or Designee)

Education:
- Candidate must possess a Master’s or Specialist Degree from an accredited school psychology-training program.
- Valid Permanent State of Michigan School Psychologist Certification or provisional State of Michigan School Psychologist Certification
* The provisional School Psychologist must obtain a permanent State of Michigan School Psychologist Certification within 16 months of employment with the district.
- Limited Licensed or Fully Licensed Psychologist Preferred
- Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, etc. proficiently are desired.

Experience:
- Required is a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with school-aged children and families;
- Experience and knowledge of diverse population of students with varying abilities and needs
- Candidate is required to demonstrate knowledge of disability areas in special education; mastery administering psychological, academic, social/emotional assessments and research-based interventions.
- Candidate must have ability to: travel inside the district to different work locations within a given day; and be physically able to transport testing kits, protocol, and individual computer equipment (laptop computer and portable printer).

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current federal and state special education laws and local guidelines.
- Ability to identify at-risk students and develop research based academic and behavioral interventions in the least restrictive environment.
- Ability to administer full psychological/academic/social-emotional evaluations for students aged birth to 26 years.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of disability areas in special education with specific knowledge in cognitive impairment, early childhood developmental delay, specific learning disability, other health impaired/ADHD, and traumatic brain disorder.
- Ability to successfully collaborate with staff and implement District Initiatives.
- Coordinate and/or participate in the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team/Individual Educational Planning Team Meeting process.
- Complete psych-educational assessments to assist in the determination of special education eligibility. Must have an understanding of the IEP Process and the ability to develop Individual Education Plans, Multidisciplinary Team Reports, and Evaluation Review Reports.
- Ability to provide crisis prevention, intervention, brief and situational psychotherapy
- Ability to provide professional development to schools in order to update them on special education laws and best practice strategies to improve student achievement.
- Must maintain confidential and electronic records in accordance with privacy laws.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Professional consultation with students, parents, and staff
- Working knowledge of basic technological, proficiency in software related to Special Education and Psychological Services.
- Attend meetings and professional development activities as required.
- Perform all other applicable responsibilities as assigned by the Principal (or Designee).


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