Information specific to this position:
Interviews with specific schools will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023 from approximately 4:00pm - 9:00pm (date and times may be subject to change) at Boltz Middle School (720 Boltz Drive, Ft Collins). Positions are for the 2023-24 school year.
Percentage: Full and part-time positions may be available
Work calendar days: 188 days
Duration of position: Ongoing
Benefits include: Health insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. Please see benefits information for additional details about eligibility for benefits for part-time positions: Benefits (psdschools.org)
This is a probationary position. However, PSD employees currently under a licensed contract may apply for this position if selected, will retain contract status.
Responsible for the delivery of direct educational and mental health services to create supportive learning and social environments for all students. Responsible for conducting formal and informal assessments for the identification, placement, and programming of students for Special Education services and providing effective services to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
1. Perform individual psychological assessments on students, write clear and concise diagnostic results, and maintain necessary documentation of student assessments.
2. Develop, plan, prepare, and implement:
a. Individual, measurable, long-term, and short-term objectives based on student identified needs. b. Effective working schedule.
3. Apply techniques, strategies, and intervention to enhance/motivate students to meet IEP goals and objectives and evaluate student performance based on IEPs.
a. Direct and indirect services to students, families, and appropriate staff.
b. Consultation to families on interventions.
c. Alternative adaptations to address student needs.
d. Advocacy for students based on professional and ethical guidelines as well as state standards.
5. Teach coping and problem-solving skills through individual and small group counseling, foster student independent function, and encourage opportunities for equitable participation in school programs for all students.
6. Monitor student growth and progress, adapt support as needed, and maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
7. Communicate students’ progress and needs with parents and other staff as needed.
a. With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and colleagues to improve student outcomes. b. With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
9. Demonstrate a commitment to:
a. Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
b. Include and engage families in the student’s education.
c. Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations.
d. Provide personal and professional excellence.
10. Participate in:
a. Multi-disciplinary diagnostic and placement teams.
b. Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions.
c. Student and/or family conferences and other meetings.
d. Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities.
e. Professional growth opportunities.
11. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Licenses required:
• Master’s degree in Psychology required.
• Psychology experience with students in an educational setting preferred.
• Valid Colorado driver’s license.
• Valid Colorado Special Services license with School Psychology endorsement required.
• CPR and First Aid certifications encouraged.
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