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Closing date: 31 Dec 2022

School Psychologist

Job Description

JOB GOAL/PURPOSE:

 

The school psychologist provides a full range of school psychological services to school-age students. In collaboration with school section support teams and school counselors, the school psychologist promotes the academic, social emotional, and behavioral success of students. The school psychologist fosters a safe school environment where students feel a sense of belonging.
Assessment is a major focus of the role with subsequent consultation with parents and school team members.

 

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:


Collaboration
• Meets regularly and as scheduled with the student support team at each school section to offer guidance and strategies
• Meets with parents of individual students to discuss mental health conditions, evaluation results, child protection concerns, etc.
• Coordinates assessment and intervention with the school’s speech and language pathologists
• Maintains a list of community mental health resources and works to develop relationships with outside providers

Assessment
• Recommends interventions to meet student individual needs
• Shares evaluation results with individual students’ teams
• Participates in research to evaluate procedures and tests used in assessment; conducts systematic reviews of assessments and progress monitoring systems
• Administers and interprets diagnostic tests, including cognitive, behavioral and academic tests
• Writes reports that state the evaluation findings, interpret results relevant to the school setting, and provide for educational program recommendations
• Re-evaluates students to determine extent of progress, effectiveness of interventions, and for external accommodations application
• Identifies and assesses the learning, development, and behavioral characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and behavior

Child Protection
• Consults with school counselors to provide crisis intervention services and support to students at risk of self-harming behaviors
• Serves a Child Protection Leader (CPL) on the child protection team
• Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse and neglect in compliance with the school’s child protection policies
• Recommends and promotes school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment
• Responds to crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with needed community services.

Counseling
• Provides short-term counseling, instruction, and mentoring for students struggling with social emotional and behavioral conditions
• Counsels individual staff members who seek help

Professional Learning
• Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services including workshops and parent talks
• Participates in professional development and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skill
• Provides consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning of students

Other
• Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues
• Performs other duties appropriate to the position as assigned by the director of student support services
• Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services
• Demonstrates dedication and passion for ISB’s mission, vision, and core values

Qualification and Experience

Master’s Degree in school psychology with current certification from an accredited university
• Minimum three years’ experience working as a school psychologist in an inclusive school setting; prefer international school setting
• Proficient in English (i.e. native English speaker, CEFR C2, IELTS 8-9, TOEFL 25<); if not a native speaker of English, must provide certificate of proficiency
• Experience as a school psychologist in an EY3-12 setting; preferred international school setting
• Experience with design and implementation of MTSS (RTI & PBIS)
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills in English, both written and oral
• Promotes and supports the success of colleagues
• Demonstrates exceptional executive function skills
• A proven and sustained growth mindset and asset-based approach to assessment and treatment
• Acts and communicates in a culturally responsive manner
• Dedication to the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of ISB

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