School Psychologist

Boston Public Schools

Boston , MA 02298

Reports To: Assistant Director of Psychological Services

General Description:

The School Psychologist provides psychological services to students ages pre-school through 22 years old who attend public, private and parochial schools in Boston..These services include diagnostic, prescriptive, and remedial services, delivered individually and/or in group situations, and through consultation with other professionals.

Responsibilities:
1.Provides psychological and educational evaluations in a timely manner for Boston students who attend public, private and parochial schools.
2.Participates actively in Individualized Educational Planning Meetings in order to produce comprehensive and appropriate educational plans for students being evaluated.
3.Provides teachers and other professionals with consultation services which will assist them in helping each student reach his/her potential in the least restrictive educational environment.
4.Conducts classroom screening to assist teachers in planning effective educational strategies for all students.
5.Provides counseling services as needed, both individually and in small groups.
6.Provides intervention as needed and is a member of the crisis response team.
7.Participates as a member of the Student Support Team in the schools to which the psychologist is assigned.
8.Works cooperatively with all Unified Student Services team members, as well as all school staff to enhance the services offered to all students in the school system.
9.Performs other related duties as requested by the Assistant Director of Psychological Services.

Qualifications Required:

? Licensed as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Education

? Demonstration of competency in the theory, administration, and interpretation of recognized standardized instruments

? Ability to efficiently write comprehensive and informative reports that contain appropriate educational goals. All reports must be computer generated in English

Preferred:

? Background and experience in an urban setting providing educational and psychological services

? Licensed Educational Psychologist

Terms/Salary Grade: BTU, Group I

Please refer to the Salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.


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