Part-Time School Psychologist or School Psychologist Intern
Contract length: 80 days or approximately 2 days per week during the school year (certified contract)
Salary range: Per diem rate depending upon experience
Grade Levels: Early Childhood – Grade 12
Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of MTSS process, collecting and analyzing a body of evidence for special education eligibility, IEP development, appropriate diagnostic and assessment methods; knowledge of remedial techniques for students with disabilities; provide mental health services to students, communicate effectively with staff, students and parents; possess an understanding of best practices for special education programs and services; knowledgeable of community resources.
- Shall possess the necessary license required by the Colorado Department of Education or be endorsed in the appropriate areas accepted by the Colorado Department of Education in lieu of such license. License must be for School Psychologist under the Department of Education.
- Shall possess or be willing to obtain DORA Licensure.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and in written form with client population including professional staff, parents, students and outside agencies
- Demonstrate continuing commitment to uphold the ethical and professional standards of conduct and current best practices for school psychologists as outlined by NASP/APA standards.
- Participate in professional growth offered by the BOCES.
Skills, Experience, Other Requirements
- Provide psychological services to students and families:
- Determine and conduct specific psycho-educational assessments utilizing prescribed legal standards and standards under Colorado ECEA law, current psychometric standards and adhere to current best practice methodologies as determined by appropriate professional organizations and the BOCES.
- Conduct appropriate psycho-educational assessments of social-emotional and/or cognitive functioning disabilities in a timely manner; provide required documentation for case-management index and consult with families enhancing home-school collaboration.
- Provide/facilitate individual or group counseling services making appropriate referrals as necessary for all students.
2. Provide psychological services on a consultation level:
- Participate as a member of multidisciplinary evaluation planning teams and IEP meetings.
- Consult with staff, parents and students about interventions, test interpretation and placement options for students.
- Serve as a resource and consults with educators, administrators, parents and community resources regarding current best practices for the delivery of academic and behavioral interventions.
- Assist in developing strategies for delivering special education services in the least restrictive environment.
- Participate as a member of the district intervention teams—this may include intervening in a crisis situation in or out of school.
- Assist in the promotion of a positive school climate.
- Act as an agent of change in the educational structure.
- Perform all required record keeping and reporting tasks including written psychological reports and other required documentation utilizing current best practice procedures.
- Consult with the Director of Special Education, district superintendent/principals and educators about special education issues.
- Participate in professional growth experiences.
- Promote a positive professional and ethical image of school psychology, the school district and the BOCES.
- Adhere to district policies/procedures and professional ethical standards as outlined by NASP/APA policies.
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