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School Psychologist

Company: Kingsman Academy
Location: Washington
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Kingsman Academy School Psychologists administer psycho-educational evaluations and submit and interpret written evaluation results. School Psychologists also serve as core members of individualized education program (IEP) teams and provide direct mental health services to Kingsman Academy students. School Psychologists are part of the Interventions Team and report to the Director of Interventions. About Kingsman Academy Kingsman Academy Public Charter School (Kingsman Academy) is an open-enrollment, tuition free, public school that will open its doors in August 2015. Kingsman Academy will serve approximately 300 students in grades six through twelve. Recognizing the District of Columbia's need for a school that serves students at risk of dropping out of school, Kingsman Academy welcomes all students, especially those who are over-aged and under-credited, have attendance problems, or have behavioral or emotional disabilities. The mission of Kingsman Academy is to provide an individualized and rigorous education in a supportive environment to prepare scholars for post-secondary success and responsible citizenship. Kingsman Academy offers individualized instruction and additional resources for all students, rich special education services, a strong Response-to-Intervention (RtI) program, a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, numerous co curricular and extracurricular programs, and an emphasis on family engagement. Primary Responsibilities * Administer comprehensive psycho-educational tests and submit written evaluations.
* Attend initial IEP meetings to interpret evaluation results for instructional staff, students, and parents; discuss findings; and offer concrete recommendations to boost student learning in the classroom.
* Attend annual and re-evaluation meetings.
* Serve as an equal member of the IEP team to determine eligibility for special education and create IEPs aligned to student needs.
* Provide individual and small group psychological counseling services.
* Provide classroom-based interventions.
* Provide crisis support as needed.
* Complete functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) in collaboration with the student and special and general education staff.
* Participate in and help with the coordination of school-wide initiatives such as the development and implementation of a comprehensive multi-tiered response to intervention (RtI) initiative, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, service delivery team (SDT), prevention, attendance improvement, and homelessness assistance. * Maintain a working knowledge of community resources available to students and families and refer students and families as appropriate.
* Collaborate with outside agencies to share information and ensure creation of seamless service delivery plans for students.
* Ensure completion of paperwork required for the delivery of services, such as the creation of goals and objectives for IEPs, progress notes, Medicaid reimbursement forms, social histories, and psychological evaluations.
* Maintain knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to the provision of special education services.
* Ensure all clinical services adhere to all regulations and align with Kingsman Academy Clinical Services Manual.
* Collaborate with students, parents, special and general education staff, the Director of Interventions, and outside agencies as needed. Qualifications, Skills, & Qualities Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications, skills, and qualities: * Master's or doctorate in counseling psychology or school psychology.
* Minimum of two years clinical experience required.
* Certified by the District of Columbia as a school psychologist.
* Experience practicing in an educational environment required, preferably in urban secondary or alternative school settings.
* Experience administering psycho-educational tests, preparing written evaluations, and interpreting results for parents, students, special education and general education staff.
* Energetic, flexible, creative, innovative individual who can develop strengths-based, student-centered support plans.
* Strong commitment to strengths-based service approaches.
* Ability to deliver highly effective integrated clinical services to students with a range of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
* Strong group facilitation skills.
* Strong collaborator.
* Able to translate student evaluation results to students, parents, educators, and other IEP team participants.
* Able to multi-task effectively and follow through with details.
* A positive attitude, enthusiasm, self-confidence, and flexibility.
* Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results.
* Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment.
* Excellent writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail.
* Strong commitment to urban education and the mission of Kingsman Academy.

Keywords: Kingsman Academy, Washington DC , School Psychologist, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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