School Psychologist/School Psych. Intern
5605 Green Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Minnesota Teacher's License:
This position will be primarily located at our Minnetonka campus and will start at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Licensed Psychologists, as well as, Interns(paid) are welcome to apply. We are looking for passionate and driven educators and support staff, who believe in our mission and are interested in becoming part of our team in our Minnetonka, MN location.
POSITION TITLE: School Psychologist
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Support Services Supervisor
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
CORE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 188
POSITION PURPOSE: The school psychologist will conduct and manage student evaluations. They will apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
-Evaluate students to address special education eligibility, which includes maintaining checks and balances to make sure the evaluation plan is appropriate and comprehensive.
-Determine student needs based on evaluations.
-Recommend goals and services based on student needs.
-Develop present levels, goals and objectives and maintain quarterly progress notes for direct IEP services as assigned.
-Maintain inventory of protocols, which includes staying current on changes to protocols and investigating additional assessment tools and recommending updates.
-Conducts assessments appropriate to the focus of concern with consideration of the characteristics of the student or group of students (e.g., ethnic, cultural, socio-economic status) and their learning environment.
-Counsels students on educational and personal adjustment issues.
-Provide psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance.
-Provide training in social skills, coping skills and anger management.
-Help students, families and schools manage crises such as death, illness, or community trauma.
-Consults with teachers, other support staff, and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individuals or groups of students.
-Provides information, and/or education in the application of learning theory, child development, mental health and co-morbidity and how they affect learning and behavior to school personnel and parents.
-Assists school personnel in analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating results of individual evaluations.
-Promote tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the school community.
-Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments.
-Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.
-Relay the results of evaluations information in a meaningful manner.
-Participate in Evaluation and IEP meetings and student case conferences, as needed.
-Regular, prompt attendance
OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Participate in staff development programs
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
-Participate in cohort learning
-Act as a member of the drop-in counseling rotation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to read, analyze and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median ability to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
-Ability to work well with families
-Possess skills and best practice techniques and methodologies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
-Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
-Excellent work habits including attendance, punctuality, and dependability
-Promotes a positive school culture
-Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team
-Knowledge of and experience practicing the principles of applied behavior analysis.
-Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
-Experience developing IEPs and communicating with parents & interdisciplinary team members.
This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.
-Valid Minnesota School Psychologist license through the Minnesota Department of Education
-Experience working with middle and high-school students
-Experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum
Lionsgate Academy is a thriving, high-quality public charter school (grades 7-12) with a mission to foster self determination by providing a transition-focused, personalized learning program for all students, specializing in educating students with autism spectrum disorders. While Lionsgate is open to all students of all abilities, our program is includisvely designe to meet the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities as well as those with disabilities other than autism.
Apply online at www.lionsgateacademy.org