School Psychologist / Mental Health Provider:
Summary: Provide a range of services for students who demonstrate difficulties with learning, academic achievement, social/emotional functioning, and behavior. Serve as a psycho-educational service provider involved in proactive, preventative activities, as well as responding to identified concerns. Provide services based on a combination of problem-solving, consultative, and direct service models.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
This is a part time position that supports Mountain Phoenix Community School, a Preschool through 8th grade Waldorf inspired Charter School in the Jefferson County School District in Colorado.
- Develop individual, group or system level interventions which improve identified problems or concerns, including academic, social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs as they relate to educational progress.
- Uses research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making and interventions; and collaborates with school personnel and parents in order to develop and modify student intervention strategies.
- Facilitates functional assessment of behavior (FBA) and designs/implements and progress monitors intervention plans.
- Conducts, interprets and implements student assessment which includes record review, interview, observation, and standardized assessment.
- Administers and interprets norm-referenced and curriculum-based edumetric and psychological assessment measures.
- Participates in team-based follow-up activities to review student progress, analyze data, and modify individual interventions.
- Reviews school-wide assessment data to assist building staff(s) in interpreting and designing school-wide interventions.
- Serves as liaison between faculty staff and families and collaborates with various teams to assure positive outcomes for all learners.
- Participates in interdisciplinary staffings to determine the eligibility, appropriate planning, and re-evaluation for students who require special education services/programs.
- Complies with Exceptional Student Services and district policies and procedures (e.g., Medicaid billing, accident reporting).
- Inputs information into ezEDMed system for reimbursement purposes. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Hold current CDE Special Services Provider license with a School Psychologist or School Social Worker endorsement. DORA (Department of Regulatory Agency) license preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT: Ability to communicate effectively, maintain effective working relationships, function effectively as a team member, and work collaboratively with others or independently as appropriate. Willingness to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of clients and the school. Ability to integrate educational theory, research and expertise into appropriate practices for local contexts, in a style that facilitates positive change and continuous improvement. Must have effective group facilitation skills. Ability to use data to make educationally sound decisions. Knowledge of best practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment; and of applicable rules and laws that govern educational decisions. Ability to read and interpret documents, write reports and correspondence, and apply appropriate mathematical concepts; and to use and integrate technology appropriately in daily work which includes, but is not limited to, efficient voice mail systems, application of basic computer skills to effectively use e-mail, internet, word processing, write IEP’s.
Experience with Waldorf Education or Kim John Payne’s Three Streams Process preferred but not required.
The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics 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. Physical Requirements: Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can not always be anticipated. Ability to lift and carry equipment, such as large test kits, up to 35 pounds. Ability to meet physical needs of students.
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Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Part-Time A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, part-time contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, part-time contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
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