Full-time and Part-time School Psychologist positions available for the Grand Forks Public Schools. Locations to be determined.
Education: Educational Specialist’s degree in school psychology
Qualifications: Completed no less than a 500 clock hour supervised internship with school age persons. Licensed as a school psychologist in the state of North Dakota. Nationally Certified School Psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists. Valid teaching certificate with one or more special education endorsements.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
- Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions.
- Design and implement student progress monitoring systems.
- Conduct assessments to identify students’ eligibility for special education and other educational services (within a multidisciplinary team).
- Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.
- Use valid and reliable assessment techniques to assess progress toward academic and behavioral goals, to measures responses to interventions, and to revise interventions as necessary.
- Use a consultative problem solving process to plan, implement, and evaluate academic and mental health services.
- Effectively communicate information for diverse audiences, such as parents, teachers, and other school personnel.
- Facilitate communication and collaboration among diverse school personnel, families, community professionals, and others.
- Utilize a problem solving framework to address the needs of English language learners.
- Consult and collaborate at the individual, family, group, and system levels.
- Evaluate learning environments.
- Participate in developing programming designed to meet individual needs of students.
- Collaborate with teachers regarding learning styles, teaching strategies, individual needs, and classroom management.
- Assist parents in understanding parent/child relationships, social development, peer relations, and child development.
- Observe children in the classroom to assess learning environments.
- Serve as liaison for school/community agencies and resources.
- Conduct formal and informal assessment to determine a child’s ability, learning styles, emotional development, and social skills.
- Provide individual and group counseling.
- Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success.
- Support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health.
- Provide training in social skills and anger management.
Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others. Occasionally may need to lift up to fifty (50); reaching, standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and/or crawling within the classroom. The employee may encounter situations where students are physically aggressive and/or verbally abusive. This may require physical interaction (using strategies acquired through de-escalation and restraint training) between the employee and student. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or output of students.
Evaluation: By the Principal at least twice each year in the first three years of service (December 15 & April 15), and at least once each year thereafter (April 15).
External applicants are allowed to bring in up to 11 years of teaching experience.
A 188 day contract will be issued (prorated based on start date).
Current Certified benefit information can be found at https://www.gfschools.org/Page/596
The Teacher Negotiated Agreement can be viewed at https://www.gfschools.org/Page/602
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Position open until filled.