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School Psychologist (Multiple Locations) 2014-2015 School Year

Posted 2014-06-27
Job Description

School Psychologist (Multiple Locations)
2014-2015 School Year

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

Role: The School Psychologist at UP Academy will provide consultation, assessment and intervention services related to school psychology.

Specific Responsibilities:
Evaluate and screen students to assess cognitive abilities and social-emotional and behavioral needs;
Write evaluation reports including all cognitive, social-emotional, and behavior assessments and goals;
Create a climate conducive to counseling and implements a variety of effective guidance and therapeutic strategies;
Provide consultation to classroom teachers pertaining to student progress, behavior management techniques and establishing individualized behavior management plans;
Meet federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of duties;
Determine and maintain programs based on goals set by IEP;
Determine needs of individual students and provides services one to one or in small groups as deemed appropriate;
Determine needs of individual students within the classroom setting and provides services within the classroom as deemed appropriate;
Work in conjunction with the IEP Team to create IEPs for annual reviews and provides input for students who are involved with the three-year re-evaluation;
Maintain logs and ongoing assessments to evaluate student progress and completes progress reports;
Attend family conferences;
Participate in special education meetings;
Participate in dispute resolution meetings, hearings and mediation settlement meetings as needed;
Coordinate outreach activities that support our students and families including pediatricians, outside counseling agencies and agencies such as DCF, DMH, etc.;
Conduct home visits and works with families to help students make positive behavioral changes;
Complete Medicaid reimbursement activities; and
Perform other duties related to this job description as required by the school Principals or other immediate supervisor.

Qualifications:
Completion of Masters degree or higher in school psychology approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), including an advanced practicum of 1,200 hours, 600 of which must be in a school setting;
Possession of MA DESE School Psychologist License;
Experience with Special Education processes (IEP meetings, documentation, initial referrals);
A passionate belief in UP Academys mission, values, and educational model;
An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them;
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility in the face of success; and
Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Location Openings:
Lawrence, MA
Dorchester, MA
Boston, MA

Compensation:
We offer a competitive compensation package including comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job

Contact

Tarah Mohika
857-208-1403
post@UPeducationnetwork.org

Company Description

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

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