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School Psychologist [Snowden International] (Long-Term Substitute) (SY23-24)

Employer
Boston Public Schools
Location
South Boston, MA
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Specialty
Other
Position Type
Other
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
THIS IS A LONG TERM SUB POSITION that is expected to start on 2/2/24 and end on 6/20/24. Please note, all substitute teachers are hired as per diem subs, even when placed in long term assignments. All substitutes begin at the per diem rate of pay.

General Information

Boston Public Schools seeks a School Psychologist to provide psychological services to students ages pre-school through 22 years old who attend public, private, and parochial schools in Boston. These services include diagnostic, prescriptive, and remedial services, delivered individually and/or in group situations, and through consultation with other professionals.

Reports To: Assistant Director of Psychological Services

Responsibilities
  • Provides psychological and educational evaluations in a timely manner for Boston students who attend public, private, and parochial schools.
  • Participates actively in Individualized Educational Planning Meetings in order to produce comprehensive and appropriate educational plans for students being evaluated.
  • Provides teachers and other professionals with consultation services that will assist them in helping each student reach his/her potential in the least restrictive educational environment.
  • Conducts classroom screening to assist teachers in planning effective educational strategies for all students.
  • Provides prevention and counseling services as needed, both individually and in small groups.
  • Provides intervention as needed and is a member of the crisis response team.
  • Participates as a member of the AAF Service Team in the schools to which the psychologist is assigned.
  • Works cooperatively with all members of the Office of Special Education and Student Services team, as well as all school staff to enhance the services offered to all students in the school system.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Assistant Director of Psychological Services.

Qualifications Required
  • Licensed as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Demonstration of competency in the theory, administration, and interpretation of recognized standardized instruments
  • Ability to efficiently write comprehensive and informative reports that contain appropriate educational goals. All reports must be computer generated in English

Qualification-Preferred
  • Background and experience in an urban setting providing educational and psychological services
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
  • In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).

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The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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