1.School Psychologist Certification Granted by the Rhode Island Department of Education
2.Experience as a School Psychologist (minimum of 1 year)
REPORTS TO: Director
JOB GOAL: To support the academic achievement, social/behavioral skills and emotional well-being of Rhode Island School for the Deaf students.
PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate expertise in the areas of mental health, learning and behavior through direct service to students, coaching, consulting and outreach.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:
1.Adheres to federal and state special education regulations.
2.Communicates high and clear expectations for students.
3.Administers and/or reviews a variety of assessments (e.g. cognitive, adaptive, behavioral rating scales, observations, FBAs, etc.), shares findings with key stakeholders and interprets test data in order to understand the academic, biological, and developmental issues that impact student performance.
4.Assists teams in developing, implementing and monitoring Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
5.Conducts risk screenings and supports district with crisis intervention.
6.Provides consult to teachers regarding the learning and social/emotional and behavioral well-being of their students.
7.Communicates regularly with students and parents regarding the student’s academic, behavioral, social/emotional status; communicates immediately when there are urgent concerns.
8.Collaborates with community providers and agencies to coordinate supports for students and families.
9.Serves as a member of Evaluation,504 and IEP Teams.
10.Actively participates and serves on general education problem-solving teams.
11.Provides direct student services including counseling, small group skills instruction, behavior intervention support and crisis intervention.
12.Assists in the collection and analysis of data at the district and building level.
13.Attends professional development workshops and conferences.
14.Communicates regularly with the Director .
15.Has solid knowledge of the RI Social and Emotional Learning Standards.
16.Follows school policy and procedures, respecting the boundaries of professional responsibilities, when working with students, colleagues, and families.
17.Exhibits attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, dependability, and professional ethics; Uses effective communication skills with students, colleagues, families and related agencies (spoken, written and nonverbal); Completes all requested forms, reports, and data collections in an accurate and timely manner; Performs the functions of the position in accordance with the: Content Competencies as prescribed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); RI Professional Code of Conduct; and all laws, regulations, school district policies, directives, the mission of the district, school-based plans, and administrative priorities / requests.
18.Performs other duties as may be assigned and/or necessary to perform the functions of the position.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Category : Student Services > Psychologist
Equal Opportunity Employer
Rhode Island School for the Deaf 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.
•Master’s Degree – Psychology
•Relevant coursework in Deaf Education, Special Education.
•Rhode Island Certification as a School Psychologist (or eligibility of same by date of hire).
•Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language.
Knowledge and Skills:
•Knowledge of contemporary theory and practice in school psychology for deaf and hard of hearing students.
•Ability to communicate and provide guidance to a diverse school community
•ANY combination of education, certification, knowledge/skills and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to REQUIREMENTS.
•Only complete School Spring application packets, including letter of intent (Cover Letter) will be considered. Please do not send paper applications.
•Applicants must be currently certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education for the position for which they are applying.
If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items with you:
•Original Rhode Island Teacher or Administrator Certification
•Original Praxis or NTE scores
•Original, signed professional letters of recommendation (references should be less than one year old, from persons not related to you whom you have known for at least one year)
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work visa required