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Duties

Hiawatha CUSD #426 has an opening for a full-time school psychologist for the 2021-2022 school year.  This position would provide support to unit school district in the areas of academic/behavior interventions, assessment, and programming.    While we prefer full-time, we encourage interested part-time applicants to also apply. 

  • Engage in ongoing communication and consultation with administration, teachers, and parents.
  • Identify systemic patterns of student need and work with district personnel to identify appropriate, evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Provide oversight of progress monitoring and integration of all data in team decision making.
  • Demonstrate (and train) progress monitoring strategies as part of the individual student intervention plan, and assist staff in interpreting data as part of the ongoing decision making process.
  • Observe students in the instructional environment in order to help identify appropriate intervention strategies, to identify barriers to intervention, and to collect response to intervention data.
  • Cooperate in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
  • Be able to effectively interpret, summarize and communicate evaluation findings about students.
  • Be knowledgeable about a wide variety of formal and informal assessment techniques to evaluate the educational functioning of students, including individual psychological instruments of intelligence, achievement, learning processes, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning necessary to identify the special needs of children.
  • Possess the ability to mediate conflictual situations.
  • Have a genuine concern for people and a record that clearly demonstrates patterns of strength, trust, open communication and a high degree of empathy in all personal situations.
  • Maintain professional conduct, standards and ethics.
  • Be knowledgeable about instructional content and methodology.
  • Possess knowledge and experience utilizing a Response to Intervention framework to support students across all tiers, including benchmarking, problem solving, intervention selection, and progress monitoring.
  • Be knowledgeable about behavior management strategies, functional behavior assessments, and behavior intervention planning.
  • Be knowledgeable about normal growth and development of students and have an understanding of how this is impacted by current socio-economic trends.
  • Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and professional demeanor when dealing with school personnel and the public as a school leader.

 

Qualifications

Valid Professional Educator License with School Psychologist Endorsement.

Possess a Master's degree, having completed a school internship.

Demonstrated desire to help all children.

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Salary/Benefits

Nine month school year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board according to individual or HCTA Contract.

Competitive Salary.

How to Apply

How to Apply:  Please complete the online application, including a letter of interest, resume, copy of transcripts, copy of certificates along with 3 letters of reference.  Questions may be directed to Karen Keneway, District Administrative Assistant, Hiawatha CUSD #426 at:  karen.keneway@d426.org

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

http://www.generalasp.com/dekalb/onlineapp/default.aspx

Email Address

karen.keneway@d426.org

Job Posting Date

8/6/2021

Start Date

N/A