Job Description: The School Psychologist professional workday includes the instructional day, staff meetings, professional development, meetings with parents or guardians, meetings with relevant staff and time needed for preparation and collaboration. The Psychologist supports students’ ability to access the general education environment and the general education curriculum to achieve at high standards. He/she applies expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. The School Psychologist diagnoses mental disorders and provides therapeutic services and supports students’ social and emotional growth. The focus of the work of the School Psychologist is in the following areas:
The Psychologist reports to the Director of Student Support, collaborates with all classroom based teachers and has no direct reports.
Responsibilities: The full list of responsibilities can be found by copying and pasting this web address: bit.ly/MVPsychologist
Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate
Candidates must have a masters degree in psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning. At least 3 years experience working as a school psychologist, preferably in a diverse or bilingual public or public charter school. Successful completion of the period of supervised fieldwork required by the educational institution where the applicant fulfilled his/her academic requirements. Valid license to practice as a school psychologist in the District of Columbia. Familiarity with the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Psychology. And a commitment to adhere to the American Psychology Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Advanced or native proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.
Salary Scale: The school psychologist is paid on the same salary scale as teachers which can be found copying and pasting this web address: http://bit.ly/teacherscale.