JobID: 2338 Position Type: Closing Date: Until filled Student Support Services/Psychologist Date Posted: 10/18/2012 Location: All District Date Available: 2012-13 Note: This three day a week position will provide one day of training and support with the Positive Behavior Support "PBS" programto each of the two Alliance Focus Schools, Roxbury and Davenport, and then will be available to assist other district schools on the third day, as directed bythe Director of Student Support Services. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST General Statement Certified school psychologists demonstrate knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the teaching/learning process and emotional health of students. School psychologists promote learning, effectively assess students' needs and progress, and plan interventions to achieve selected objectives for all students. School psychologists accomplish these objectives through communication with students, parents, and colleagues in a positive climate where time, space, and equipment are organized for intervention.
To continue to deliver comprehensive service, school psychologists participate in activities for continuing professional growth. Major Responsibilities Consultation: Give healthy and effective alternatives to teacher, parents, and administrators about problems in learning and behavior Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents, and community services Data Collection: Use a wide variety of techniques at an individual, group, and system level to evaluate: Cognitive abilities and learning styles Personality and emotional development Application of social skills across different learning environments Learning environment (i.e., home/community, school) Adaptive behavior Intervention: Work face-to-face with children and families Help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment Provide counseling for children, families, and teachers Provide social skills training, behavior management, and other strategies Help families and school deal with crises such as death, illness or community/economic trauma Prevention: Identify potential learning challenges Design program for children to experience school success Provide parents and teacher with the skills to cope with challenging behavior Help foster understanding and appreciation of diversity in the school community Develop school-wide initiatives to make schools safer and more effective (i.e., positive behavior supports) Professional Development: Develop program on topics such as Teaching and learning strategies Classroom management techniques Working with students who have unique talents Crisis management Positive Behavioral Supports Research and Planning: Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, behavior management systems and other services Generate new knowledge about learning and behavior Contribute to planning and evaluating school-wide reform and district-wide policies Health Care Provisions: Collaborate with school and community-based personnel to provide a comprehensive model of school-linked health services Work with children and families to provide integrated community services focusing on psychosocial wellness and health-related issues Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to create healthy school environments Minimum Qualifications Current Connecticut teaching certificate Ability to try methodologies outside of the box Experience working in urban/diverse settings 3 - 5 years of experience Ability to authentically assess student progress in a variety of areas Working understanding of early language development Team player Effective communicator Strong writing skills Computer literate Ability to collect and interpret qualitative/quantitative data Desire to grow personally and professionally Desire to support Stamford Public School's growing capacity to become a 21 st Century school system Compensation This position is part of the Stamford Education Association bargaining unit. Approved, Board of Education January 2007
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