Certified Licensed School Psychologist, (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Permanent, 2020-2021 School Year
The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.
The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.
Primary responsibility shall include direct support and interventions to students, consultation with teachers and administrators, and leadership at assigned grade level schools to support special education processes and school wide practices and policies. Provide program leadership for student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student's readiness to learn including needed guidance, discipline, and welfare. Employee may work in a variety of elementary and/or secondary educational, individual or team settings.
School psychologists are responsible for consultation and case management of the assigned school(s) portfolio of students on IEP's.
Job Group: Licensed Wage Placement Table
Annual Salary Range (2020-2021): $43,703 - $82,703 (193-Day Contract). This salary range DOES NOT INCLUDE the additional 6% district contribution to PERS upon eligibility. Initial placement based on education, experience.
This salary range reflects 1.0 FTE. Actual salary is pro-rated based on FTE and start date. Initial placement based on education and experience.
Retirement Plan Contribution:
North Clackamas School District (NCSD) is a Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) employer. PERS allows employees to contribute 6% of their salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). However, NCSD makes the 6% contribution to its employee's IAP account. This means no money is taken out of employee paychecks, but the employee is still receiving 6% of the salary contributed to his/her retirement IAP account. In addition, NCSD makes a contribution to the employee's PERS OPSRP Pension Plan.
Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Valid Oregon State certification and licensure.
Master's degree in school psychology from an accredited school of psychology
Knowledge of special education laws and procedures. Knowledge of research-based curriculum and behavioral assessments.
Ability to understand procedures and function in a school system with regard to the special part health services play in the overall education of the student
Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents, district staff, and community members who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse
Ability to effectively communicate with parents, students, and staff verbally and in writing.
Commitment to collaboration and teaming and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.
Evidence of continuous professional learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practice.
Valid Oregon Driver's license and automobile insurance that meets requirements as set by North Clackamas School District and personal vehicle for travel throughout the geographic area of assignment
Bilingual skill in a language appropriate to the district's demographics.
Prior experience in public health or public school setting.
Successful experience working in a diverse student environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
As a school psychologist:
Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral problems.
Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning
Manage the school portfolio of students with IEP's.
Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism.
Work with students and their families to:
Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success
Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)
Support students' social, emotional, and behavioral health
Teach parenting skills and enhance home-school collaboration
Make referrals and help coordinate community support service
Work with teachers to:
Collaborate and consult on management of the school caseload.
Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning.
Design and implement student progress monitoring.
Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions.
Support effective individualized instruction.
Create positive classroom environments and motivate all students to engage in learning.
Work with administrators to:
Collect and analyze data related to school improvement, student outcomes, and accountability requirements
Implement school-wide prevention programs that help maintain positive school climates conducive to learning
Promote school policies and practices that ensure the safety of all students by reducing school violence, bullying, and harassment
Respond to crises by providing leadership, direct services, and coordination with needed community services
Design, implement, and garner support for comprehensive school mental health programming
Work with community providers to:
Coordinate the delivery of services to students and their families in and outside of school
Help students transition to and from school and community learning environments, such as residential treatment or juvenile justice programs
Participate as crisis team member and provides crisis intervention for students and staff in the advent of sudden illness or injury.
Make appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
Maintain communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students.
Initiate contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
Maintain confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation, and placement of students into special education programs. Writes the health component of the Individual Education Plan as indicated.
Recommend modifications of the school program for students who require accommodations.
Develop and maintain current health care plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day.
In performing the above duties, works collaboratively in a professional learning community with other teachers, support staff, and others as appropriate, in addressing the needs of students, developing effective practices, and developing and implementing best practices.
Actively participates in faculty and grade level or department meetings, assist building administrator efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate the school programs and to do related work as required. In carrying out these responsibilities, follows district policy and procedures, standard practices, and approved curriculum, and will actively and positively support the school vision.
When working in schools, remains constantly observant of the needs and challenges of students and promptly engages an administrator or appropriate educational staff associates when the there is reason to suspect or reasonably believe that a student is at risk or in danger due to such issues as bullying, sexual harassment/misconduct, depression or suicide ideation, or academic failure. Serves as a positive role model for students and practices the behaviors that are expected of students.
May assists in the supervision of students at school activities and events. Remains vigilant of students throughout the school day and the school location, taking the initiative to engage students when students are acting inappropriately or in inappropriate locations for the time of day.
Case manages and maintains legal and NCSD procedural compliance for students assigned to their school portfolio and/or considered for special education eligibility.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.
North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.
The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.
For employment related information, please go to our Human Resources employment page at https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/hr/page/job-opportunities
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