School Psychologist
Friendship Public Charter Schools - Washington, DC

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As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. We surpass our peers across the District in public education with a 91% graduation and college entrance rate. To this end, we also hold the quality, success, and development of our teachers with paramount importance. We provide a number of professional growth and development opportunities which have yielded both the 2010 and 2011 DC Teachers of the Year, and three outstanding school principals who launched their careers in our classrooms.

The FPCS psychologist is committed to providing its students the support services they need in order to develop and soar as our next generation of leaders. The school psychologist views wellness as a critical element of the overall success and achievement of our students. The psychologist performs a variety of duties involved in the testing, diagnosis and administration of remedial treatments to students with special needs.

  • Conducts evaluations and re-evaluations for students as requested or warranted
  • Acts as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process
  • Administering psychological assessments (IQ, personality, and achievement)as needed
  • Articulates test results to parents and MDT members in clear, understandable
    language attending to cultural sensitivity
  • Delivers group and individual therapy sessions as indicated on student IEPs
  • Maintains progress notes as required by Friendship Public Charter School regulations
  • Makes recommendations for purchasing assessment materials to ensure that the psychologist is
    adequately equipped with state-of-the-art resources
  • Keeps abreast of advances in diagnostic materials
  • Maintains compliant IEPS, including contact logs and reports progress accordingly to
    parents and team members
  • Acts as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process, administering IQ, personality, and achievement tests
  • Articulates test results to parents who are not familiar with psychological tests
  • Includes working with a wide range of student emotional and academic factors
  • Researches the effectiveness of academic programs and behavior management procedures, and acquires new information about learning and behavior
  • Assesses and evaluates the wide variety of behavior, skills, emotions and goals in the schools they serve
  • Intervenes directly with counseling services for students and families;
  • consults with teachers, parents, and school personnel about learning, social and behavior problems
  • Teaches lessons on parenting skills, learning strategies, substance abuse, and other topics pertinent to healthy schools

  • Master’s degree from an accredited school or university in educational or clinical psychology including; 42 semester hours of graduate coursework and 500 hours of successful field experience in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school psychologist required
  • Must be eligible to acquire or must possess DC certification as a psychologist
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills written, verbal, listening
  • Ability to articulate test results to parents who are not familiar with psychological tests required
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Well organized
  • Ability manage multiple tasks in a fast paced and high needs environment
  • Commitment to servicing students from a minority and/ or lower socioeconomic background required

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