Provide direction, guidance and assistance regarding the academic, social and emotional growth of students
Provide expertise in interpreting assessment and psychological education reports
Identify students’ individual strengths, challenges, skills, abilities and learning characteristics through a variety of assessment tools, and make recommendations to support success
Coordinate developmentally appropriate prevention programs for students targeting social, academic and emotional readiness
Promote components of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
Promote best practices supporting the academic, social and emotional growth of students
Create a network with community resources
Support faculty in identifying factors influencing student learning efficiency and classroom behavior
Collaborate with Student Review Teams on best intervention/solution practices
Interpret and provide appropriate communicate regarding report results and psychological findings, and make behavior management recommendations
Assist principals in admission decisions for students who might require special services within the school, and beyond
Communicate and partner with counselors to support students and their families as needed
When required, assist in developing individual student action plans for students with exceptional or special learning needs.
Conduct interviews and short-term counseling of students, as is appropriate, when referred by the School counselor or principal.
Facilitate parent interviewing, counseling and education.
Refer and follow up on student cases referred for outside School assistance (i.e. additional assessment, intervention and counseling not provided by the School).
Participate in a variety of orientation programs
Respond and contribute to teams involving student welfare and child protection
Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director of Student Services
Engage with the administration in a committed effort to improve one’s own instructional skills
Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures
Model the ‘Core Values’ in interactions with the school community
Liaise with the Principal, taking on tasks as assigned, including all school goals
Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development
Develop and maintain effective working relationships
Represent ASD with students, parents, colleagues, and broader school community in a professional manner
Exhibit a professional attitude toward criticism
Recognize and strengthen personal performance through self analysis of actions, participating in professional development activities, exploring educational research, participating in professional organizations, and through formal renewal programs
Job Skills & Requirements
Masters Degree in School Psychology with emphasis on consultation,evaluation, diagnosis and intervention.
Active professional certification as a School Psychologist.
Experience as a School Psychologist; five years minimum experience preferred.
Proven skills in evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, communication, leadership, group facilitation, organization and consultation.
Commitment to collaboration and teaming within a professional learning community.
Skilled at administering and interpreting a wide variety of appropriate school diagnostic inventories and assessments..
Familiarity with the interpretation of group standardized tests
Experience facilitating individual and small group counseling
Knowledge of positive psychology and the implementation of positive education program
Knowledge and experience participating in a Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)