School Psychologist - District

POSITION:
School Psychologist, Mental Health Focus

LOCATION:

Manitou Springs School District
405 El Monte Place
Manitou Springs, CO 80829


Position Overview:

We are looking for an experienced school psychologist to join our team and enrich our students’ mental health and wellbeing.

Together with teachers, administrators, and other specialists (e.g. occupational therapists, school counselors, school psychologist), you’ll design effective programs for children who have social or emotional needs, developmental or learning disorders, and disabilities. You’ll implement these programs in individual or group sessions. You will also occasionally counsel and guide parents and teachers.

To succeed in this role, it’s important to be able to analyze complex information from different sources (e.g. reports, school grades, teacher perspectives, IEPs, psychometric assessments, etc.). Compassion, patience, and resilience will help you meet the daily job tasks and be a good role model for our students.

Responsibilities:
Design mental-health intervention and prevention programs
Implement counseling and educational methods (e.g. breathing or mental imagery techniques)
Collaborate with educational staff to create coordinated plans
Evaluate and report on student progress (e.g. using psychometric assessments)
Set learning goals based on each student’s emotional, cognitive, and social strengths
Refer students to community services if needed
Research new methods to improve children’s wellbeing (e.g. mindfulness)
Resolve classroom or school crises
Participate in school and district MTSS team
Partner with Partners for Health Choices (PHC)
Mentor and support teachers of high-risk children
Guide parents in facilitating children’s progress and meet as needed


Requirements:
Proven experience as a school psychologist in a diverse educational setting
Knowledge of various methods to prevent or treat mental-health problems and other difficulties
Strong understanding of state education policies and regulations
Effective communication and counseling skills
Integrity and professionalism
A positive, patient, and resilient personality
State license to work as a school psychologist
PhD or EdS in School Psychology, plus additional coursework for certification or licensure
Valid Colorado Special Services Provider License with School Psychologist endorsem
Fingerprinting and Background Check


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

2021-2022 School Year, 189 Days
2 Year Grant Funded Position

SALARY: See certified salary schedule (on website)

SITUATION: Pre-K - 12th Grade, Transition Students

POSTING DATE: July 14, 2021

CLOSING DATE:
July 28, 2021
                                              

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Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO  80829, (719) 685-2024, edomangue@mssd14.org, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.


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