Psychologist - Norwich Public Schools
Position: Psychologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Psychologist
Job Location: Moriarty Magnet School
Beginning: Nov 12, 2019
Deadline: Oct 22, 2019**
District: Norwich Public Schools
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-823-4200 EXT 2003
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Job Description:
A complete job description and application are available at norwichpublicschools.org. You must go to norwichpublicschools.org and apply for this job to be considered for this position. (From the main page, click District Information, Employment, View Job Opportunities, Select the job and apply online)

Category: Student Support Services/Psychologist
Date Posted: 10/15/2019
Location: Moriarty Magnet School
Date of Availability: 11/12/2019
Date Closing: 10/22/2019

­­­Qualifications:
 
                Connecticut certification as a School Psychologist (070)
 
Reports To:
 
                Director of Student Services and Building Administrators
 
General Description:
 
The School Psychologist, utilizing a sound knowledge base, assessment techniques and intervention skills, will assist educators and parents in providing schooling appropriate to each student’s abilities and needs.
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
  1. Provide school psychology services which support the school system’s instructional goals;
    • Demonstrate professionalism, teamwork and non-discriminatory practices
    • Assist educators in maintaining a mentally healthy and positive learning environment in the school and in the classroom
    • Serve as a consultant to educators and parents on mental health issues, special education needs of students with disabilities (as defined by the IDEA) and gifted children
    • Help identify and address the diverse learning needs of all students in assigned school(s)
    • Assist with planning and provide in-service training of school personnel
 
  1. Participate in the school’s Student Assistance, Planning and Placement Team (PPT)/Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings:
    • Guide determinations of appropriate referrals to special education or other dispositions of cases presented to the Student Assistance Team
    • Formally assess (with written parental consent) students determined in need of cognitive/behavioral emotional assessment by the PPT utilizing performance observations, testing and diagnostic procedures determined appropriate by school psychology standards
    • Write a psychological report on each assessed student which includes consideration of school-wide performance, medical, social and psychological background data; is written in classroom teacher user friendly terms; and concludes with professionally sound recommendations for appropriate school programming and/or parental follow through suggestions for the student
    • Present psychological findings and recommendations by participating in the PPT post-evaluation conference- complete the entire process, including IEP goal development, on time
    • Explain school psychological services, including assessment procedures and psychological recommendations to educators and parents
    • Provide direct individual/group school adjustment counseling to students, as per written plans and with prior parental approval
    • Maintain follow-up as appropriate on all students on the School Psychologist caseload, including coordination with personnel of juvenile court, community mental health and social welfare agencies in the best interest of students
    • Maintain accurate, complete, and current records as required by law, school system policy, and administrative regulation
 
  1. Pursue professional development independently and in collaboration with supervisors;
    • Keep abreast of new trends in the field of school and clinical psychology
    • Participate in conducting appropriate research as may be required by his/her supervisor(s)
    • Attend required/relevant staff, professional, and interagency meetings
    • Participate cooperatively with the appropriate administrator(s) to utilize the established performance evaluation procedure
 
  1. Serve as an effective communication liaison with parents, other community members/agencies, school employees and the Connecticut State Department of Education on matters relating to school psychology. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or special education (the IDEA)
 
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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